yes, overall the medical establishment sucks. It is 99% set up for acute care to keep people from dying immediately, but no thought as to helping ensure ideal health, long life, or to find and fix the root cause of issues.
sit for 30 minutes in the waiting room, spend a whole 5 minutes with the actual doctor, quick in and out, take this prescription for X, what is the cause of your problem? well we don’t really care about that, please clear the way for the next wallet (oh wait, I mean patient).
can you afford to go to an out of the network doctor? may cost like $150, but a lot of insurance companies will still run all of the blood tests they order under the insurance program as long as you go to an in-network lab like Quest or LabCorp. Call to compounding pharamacies and ask for a referral. It really doesn’t matter how far out of the box the guy is (muscle-supplement resistance tests, aura readings, hair analysis, etc.), you really just need to get someone to write you an order for a full range of blood tests. Once you have enough data points you can self direct a lot of your care since you will be without insurance.
I have very little info on H1AC, insulin, and glucose, but Orange juice and such have extreme sugar levels and cause glucose spikes like crazy. I would recommend cutting out as many sugar sources as you can. Maybe the Paleo diet thing that’s been going around might be helpful?
as for high cortisol, I don’t really know… you are the first person I have come across in all of the forum whose cortisol numbers were above 20. Most people with hormone issues are under 15 and have to supplement cortisol.
a good multi-vitamin can be helpful.
depending on your ferritin levels, iron might be called for, but we don’t know that yet.
Niacin is great for boosting HDL and lowering LDL.
seems like 95% of people are low on Vit D. so 6,000iu D3 doesn’t hurt most people.
Fish Oil or some source of Essential Fatty Acids is well… essential.
Exactly 30 minutes waiting 5 minutes with docs that don’t care at all to find the root cause of problems. I owe 2,900k to the hospital for my time there for pneumonia, at the moment I can’t afford out of network docs, I’m trying to negotiate to be able to pay that. Since I do have a few weeks left I guess I could try another doc, but I’m tired of jumping around playing Russian roulette trying to find a good doc. I explained to a GP my situation and why I wanted more tests, but he told him he did not know much about hormones or diabetes. He told me to talk to the endo who ran the tests again, but that guy lost all credibility with me when he told me free T is normal and TT appears low because its binding, or that hba1c is normal when levels above 5.5 are considered pre diabetes. I mentioned that to the GP and he told me since I’m not overweight and I am thin I’m ok. I mentioned to him already knowing from common sense I should be doing that, “shouldn’t I be on a diet low on sugar?”, he replys that’s a good idea. I also mentioned studies showing 1000 mgs of vitmain C a day lower cortisol. They should be giving us the ideas and suggestions not us, isn’t that why we pay doctors? as you can tell by my ramblings I’m very disappointed with these doctors, I’ve had good ones in the past so I know its a matter of finding them.
1000 mg fish oil
50 mg zinc
coq10 300 mg
5000 iu d3
I’m almost sure I’m d3 deficient since I’ve been working at night and not getting as much sunlight. I usually feel better during summer as well. That’s part of the puzzle.