Fibromyalgia fatigue and hormonal health
This is very important and not taken seriously enough by doctors. I want to share my experience with fatigue that may help many women and men as well. I went through major stress of family illness and death as well as all my injury and illness. I was to the point that I was so fatigued, so exhausted. I asked my doctors over and over again but to no avail, “it’s the Fibromyalgia”. What exactly does that mean anyways? Do we give something a name so we can blame everything on it? I was desperate from the overwhelming feeling of being totally drained, it was hard to stand and even breathing was a chore. I was starting to think I had cancer like my mom.
I went to my gynecologist Dr Pettle who practices natural medicines and
specializes in hormone health. He told me my adrenals were so low they were
close to shutting down. I was also low in progesterone and testosterone as well. He prescribed a natural remedy for my adrenals and progesterone and I
started coming back to life, my well being was returning. Could Fibromyalgia fatigue be hormonal?
I gave the results to my general practitioner and his reply was, “oh, that isn’t too bad. My adrenals were in the range of a 90 year old and he said that wasn’t too bad. I felt like I was dying and he wasn’t too concerned about it. That is why this is so important for me to relay this to you. Is your doctor being honest with you? Your adrenal health is overlooked in general medicine, not important enough to be tested for, yet so important to your well being.
Hormone health is so vital and can make such a difference to your health, yet so neglected. I am telling you that if you feel so fatigued like the life is being sucked out of you, like you can’t fill the tank at all anymore no matter what you try. If you are trying to drink so much caffeine to pick you up but it isn’t working, you need to get another opinion if you aren’t getting any answers with your doctors. Go to a Naturopath or a Gynecologist who specializes in natural hormone health. It is so vital to your well being. Prescription hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause more problems just as many drugs have shown.
David Wolfe is right though, if you quit taking the replacements, the symptoms all come back. You do need to address your bodies needs with the proper food, nutrients and grounding.
Ask for the doctor to test your adrenal function and ask to see the results, not just a report from him saying they are okay. Fine to him may mean your adrenals are that of a 90 year old when you are 30, 40 or 50. Some doctors don’t take hormone health seriously enough. When your hormones are out of whack, so is your life. It is the reason for so many symptoms and mood and so vitally important for you to feel good.
David Wolfe is one of the leading experts in hormone health and he says they can
- most forms of cancer
- growth abnormalities
- mood swings
- heart disease
- sleep apnea
- high cholesterol
When you are estrogen dominant, you can experience:
- chronic migraines
- chronic acne
- inability to lose weight
- mood swings
So get tested!
Causes of hormonal imbalances are:
- artificial light
- medication, esp. for cholesterol and birth control
- soy products
- rancid fats and oils
- pesticides, pollution and plastics
- lack of wholesome saturated fats oils in diet
- lack of grounding