1. Since K2 is the mineral traffic cop I wonder if it might affect copper as well? Rather than going to where it is needed it stays in the blood?
2. I have read that copper and mercury also accumulate in biofilms - so if you have gut issues such as fungi, yeast, bacteria, candida, h. pylori or Lyme disease you might accumulate excess minerals there.
Last edited by Adrianag; 09-21-2011 at 12:31 PM.
I believe she does have pituitary hormone issues and have gone to doctors' appointments with her at Kaiser. Her neurologist looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language when I broached the subject. Another doctor told us it was above his pay grade and she needed to see someone making the big bucks. She continues to get worse and nothing, except giving copious amounts of addictive pain meds, gets done.
Another sister knew the Kaiser endo would dismiss her concerns/needs so had me go with her. I was able to convince him to at least run the desired tests. It took a while and proof that she needed cytomel but he finally relented.
All of this is say-- Kaiser, IMO, is not much better than having no insurance at all.
On another note-- treating adrenals first is the proper way of doing things. Even the inserts that come with T4 thyroid meds (Synthroid,etc) say,
"Levothyroxine is contraindicated in patients with untreated subclinical or overt thyrotoxicosis, acute myocardial infarction, uncorrected adrenal insufficiency, or with hypersensitivity to any
of the inactive tablet ingredients."http://www.pharmacistelink.com/productinfo/highlights/2008/12/Save_Money.pdf
Cytomel (T3 med) says,
"Who Should Not Take Cytomel? You should not take Cytomel if you:
Are allergic to Cytomel, liothyronine sodium, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
Have untreated adrenal insufficiency, as Cytomel can cause serious problems unless this condition is appropriately treated.
Have an untreated overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)." Cytomel Warnings and Precautions
BTW, I'm glad you found an endo that really listened to you and is taking your lab results seriously. I'm interested in knowing the name of the med you have to take at night to check adrenals the next day.
GHAHHHHH!!!!!!!! So I talked w/my boss today about what work I'm going to be doing next... she's looking at 2 spots for me - one is a gimmie - ie 3 October I have no issues with coverage BUT - its a 1& 1/2 hour commute (by metro or car) and I have to commit to the client for 5yrs. the other is at the puzzle palace (preferred location) - a 20min commute by metro and 45min by car if I'm not HOV... but the problem w/that is they have to find a place for the guy I'd be replacing (he wants to near atlanta, instead of being a weekday bachelor here in DC)
Job #2 is preferred b/c I'd be doing what I was doing before having ds and the client knows me and likes my work... Job#1 is really interesting and challenging...but DAMN the Commute wants me to say NO...b/c the last time I did a long ass commute like that I ended up very sick... and that's what started me down the road towards optimal health...
but before I say no - I'm going to test run a commute via car and metro next week to see if I can even remotely consider this as a possibility.. I have a feeling this will totally suck for my entire family...but then again... a full time well paying job is pretty kick ass important... where I don't know what I'd be doing if I don't say yes.... ahhh the stress... time to go pick up the kids...then take the dog for a walk!
The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose. ~ Ayn Rand
What's your purpose? Mine is Optimal Health.
Converted to PB November 2010
Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
25 Sep 2011 160lbs
1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
Mother of 2, and wife to a kick ass husband...trying to contain chaos and havoc on a daily basis
My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread40609.html
I've noticed a pattern of not being hungry at lunch time lately (yeah). I've skipped lunch a couple of times in the last week, but then want dinner a little early (~4:30) which means I don't eat w/ my hubby/family. I feel warm at many times but have not begun to sweat freely yet (maybe I wont? Does everyone?). I plan to go in tomorrow AM for fasted blood work. Wish me luck as I have Kaiser ...
Oh and Shijin - total win at the Dr.s today. Hopefully I can find someone w/ out as many hassles!
Avocadoes have a decent amount of carbs. I noticed that when I was tracking. I eat one with my lunch salad as often as I can afford to.
Hope everyone with kids reads Marks' blog today. Seems to answer a lot of questions about "how to ..."