[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:
The tendonitis in my forearms limits my strength training. Use to train 3-4 times a week but for two years I have had tendonitis all over my body. I have really incorporated stretching and mobility into routine and have gotten ride of other tendon issues except in forearms.
Thats very interesting one of my health issues is allergies. I use to never have allergies and in the past two years sneeze all the time and was getting sinus infections.[/quote]
Have you talked to a Dr about your tendonitis and allergy issues? It almost sounds as though you might be having autoimmune issues. Did the advent of the tendon issues and allergies coincide with any foreign travel, tick bites, fever, flu symptoms, etc?
FWIW, I use digestive enzymes from metagenics and they work wonders for me.
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I have been seeing a doctor for two years with very little help. I keep going to her because shes good about doing any blood work I request and finds a way for my insurance to cover it without any money out of pocket.
I spoke to my chiropractor about it and he agreed that it is odd that I had or have roaming tendonitis, especially with the fact that its been two years, my diet is relatively clean, and I exercise, stretch, foam roll, etc. on a regular basis.
He referred me to a Rheumatologist and I saw him. I go back in a couple of weeks to go over my blood work. The rheumatologist did say that it raised a red flag with him considering I have had multiple endocrine issues. I asked him and he said he would refer me to an endocrinologist if it didnt seem to be an autoimmune issue.
Symptoms or problems:
Hypothyroid - currently taking Armour 45mg upon awakening. 30mg around lunch time. 15mg before bed.
Low DHEA - currently taking 50mg DHEA
Low Testosterone - currently taking HCG and more than tripled my test and free scores.
Elevated LDL - I was predominately using cyclo ketogenic diet. However for past month or so have gone back to Zone diet.
Belly Fat - Cant seem to lean up like I use to and a large chunk of fat is sitting on belly and obliques.
Fatigued and tired all the time.
Tendonitis that wont clear up.
Low Vitamin D - around 38 but have been taking 60K iu twice a week so hopefully this number will be much more elevated next go around of blood work.
Insomnia - although since taking DHEA and HCG this has improved to some degree.
Low back pain - also improved since Vit D, DHEA, and HCG. I also switched to front squat only and only doing roman deadlifts and cut out regular deadlifts.
I look more like the before picture in my avatar. I havent been lean in two years. Grant it I havent been able to train like I wanted and went through some mild depression due to either my hormone profile or just feeling like crap.
Been training consistenly for 4 months and although strength continues to improve I am no where what I use to be and cosmetically I am embarassed of myself.
Read where liver can impact the thyroid, allergies, tendonitis, etc. So I thought I would give a cleanse a go.