I've had Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome rather bad for the past 3.5 years and about 3 years back my nose became stuffed and has ever since been so. I've tried claritin, citirizine, and zoloft for weeks at a time over the last two months with no effect though i should mention that 6 months or so back i used claritin and it made the congestion go away for the 5 days or so i used it, yet, the congestion resumed shortly after stopping it.
The sicker I feel the more congestion seems to occur and the more i cough, postnasal drip also bothers me.
To be true i don't mind the symptoms much but they seem very peculiar making me wonder if they aren't somehow perpetuating the state of illness im in or even have a hand in causing it.
Histamine. ... ... It probably occurs when you consume food/drink. Whatever you consume quickly e...
It probably occurs when you consume food/drink. Whatever you consume quickly enters your bloodstream and provokes an immune reaction releasing histamine which causes increased saliva and nasal mucous.
This provides urea for the bacterial infection in your stomach which they use to produce ammonia which neutralises your stomach acid and badly affects your digestion of protein and nutrients.
They are extremely resistant and protect themselves with a biofilm.
I am battling this myself. I have had some success but some of it is far more resistant. It's unidentified which makes it very difficult to beat. I know that mine is not helicobacter pylori which is one urease bacteria. There are others. Efflux pump inhibitors would help but the bacteria need to be know to know which ones will work. Quorum sensing inhibitors would help and prevent them strengthening their biofilm but again, they need to be identified to know what will work. All the unknowns make it extremely difficult to beat them.
Histamine is one of the things i plan to ask my functional medicine doc about on my next appointme...
Histamine is one of the things i plan to ask my functional medicine doc about on my next appointment and see if she can order a blood test for. I had a plasma amino acid analysis done two years ago that lists ammonia levels as normal and urea levels as yellow range low if that means anything.
also, since i posted this thread ive set up an appointment with an allergist, any ideas on specific things to ask the allergist about would be welcome.
i have some cladosporium mold in my house that i can't get rid of but im not sure that it's related, been considering staying somewhere else for a few weeks to see what comes of it.
what you say about the pump inhibitors interests me, at one time i had really bad chronic constipation and when i started on betaine hcl and digestive enzymes my bowels returned entirely to normal, i mean it could have been just the enzymes but I doubt it since there was no stomach burning from the hcl, so I agree, the stomach is definitely important to health.
anymore when I take the betaine hcl, even small amounts, I get gut burning. I've tried a lot of things to heal the gut tissue but it hasn't changed. It could also be something to do with the way I was ramping up hcl doses right before I got my current run of chronic fatigue, maybe for once my stomach acid is too high
I've had several stool tests done and have had antimicrobials targeted at the specific bacteria found several times but with no good result
Would an Esophigo Gastro Duodenoscopy help? I hear physicians can use them to take biopsies of the stomach tissue, lets, what methods would you recommend using to detect the stomach bacteria?
Hello. I am thyroid patient,currently on Iodine protocol: 50 mg Lugol's iodine,
400 mg selenomethionine,
Zn 25 mg,
c vitamin 2000-3000 mg,
Mg citrate 1300mg.
B vitamin complex with all b vitamins RDV amount.
D vitamin 5 000 units.
1/2 spoon salt with water.
I am taking them in the morning during the breakfast and spliting Iodine throughout the day.
My thyroid hormones and antibodies are in normal range (in the middle of range). Ferritine is in the upper level of the range. My D vitamin was around 20 mg/l. I have nodules and cysts in the thyroid both side,one side bigger.
I had Sugar addiction but I am managing it so I guess Candida Overgrowth can be culprit too.
Also I am gluten and lactose sensitive. I am on very low calorie diet around 1400-1600 as when I get more calories I have issues with concentration. Managing fatigue with good rest and exercise.
Symptoms that bother me:
I have severe hair loss,scalp and hair is dry,itchy.
Time to time my thyroid feels strained and bit painful. Lump seen on the neck sometimes shrinks bit but after comes again but does not disappear.
Should I add something into my protocol, or increase doses of any companions or iodine/selenium?
Raise Vit D to 10,000 IU. Retest after 6 months. Aim for 60-100 mg/L. ... ... Take selenomethioni...
Raise Vit D to 10,000 IU. Retest after 6 months. Aim for 60-100 mg/L.
Take selenomethionine separately from zinc, as they interfere with each other. You may want to take magnesium in split doses, with the larger amount at night. It peaks in serum about 3:30 a.m.
Would you say what your actual ferritin level was, with the units of measure and the range? Was there any test of serum iron? Hair loss can be from both low iron and low thyroid. Low iron could happen when it's sequestered in ferritin and not as available for use.
Be generous with how much fat you eat, modest with protein, and skimpy with carbs. Don't count calories. Let your body feel nourished and cared for. You would benefit from high-fat fishes such as salmon and sardines, including fish oils and cod liver oil. In fact, cod liver oil would give you additional Vitamins D and A. Fish oil on the inside is a blessing for skin on the outside.
Take a morning temperature before you get out of bed for 5 days or so. Best is a manual thermometer held under your tongue for 10 minutes. You want to see 97.8-98.2 F or 36.6-36.8 C. Later in the afternoon is when it's nice to see 98.6 F or 37 C.
Ferritin of 116 is perfect in my book. ... Hemoglobin 13.6 g/dL for a woman is okay, while for a m...
Ferritin of 116 is perfect in my book.
Hemoglobin 13.6 g/dL for a woman is okay, while for a man would be low.
A serum iron might help you know how well your copper stores are helping to bind iron for transport to the cells. For instance, a high serum iron with a good ferritin would indicate copper needed work. You might have adequate levels of copper, but it doesn't work right if it's out of balance with zinc. Serum levels of copper and zinc work best in a ratio of copper/zinc 0.7-1.0/1.0.
Regardless, between iron and thyroid, it appears that thyroid is the more likely culprit in your hair loss.
You asked about your protocol, and I think it looks good. I wouldn't mess with it before being sure your thyroid health is being addressed optimally. I regret to say that I needed thyroid hormone after all.
Have analized my food intake vitamin and mineral vise and found that my copper daily intake is 2% ...
Have analized my food intake vitamin and mineral vise and found that my copper daily intake is 2% of RDV, so might be extremely deficient in copper.
Have ordered it and awaiting delivery.
One thing I thought to do was to increase Iodine to 100mg, as on Iodine skin test it disappears in 2-3 hours, but a need of selenium increase to 800 mcg holds me back as it is way too high.
Please don’t consider raising selenium to 800 mcg without knowing you need it. I never took more t...
Please don't consider raising selenium to 800 mcg without knowing you need it. I never took more than 200 mcg, yet after several years of it my blood level was close to being too high. I stopped it for awhile and am now back on it. Soils vary considerably in their selenium content. Stay on 200 mcg and take all the Iodine you need. BTW, the skin test has no value, as Dr. Abraham explains here:
Can I get an ID on these please? I've had cracking in my neck, ringing ears, confusion, back pain, gi distress, and twitches throughout my body. I have some pictures both full size and magnified of stuff I have passed in BM's or coughed/blew out. I'm leaning towards a co-infection of strongyloides and flukes, but I honestly have no way of saying. Anyone I really need some help so I know how to go about this, my doctor will not help me.