my doc took out VIALS & VIALS of blood from me to send to different labs for various tests. here are the results:
1. my hormone levels are NORMAL.
2. my cortisol levels are NORMAL.
3. my adrenals, thyroid, liver are all NORMAL.
4. no B-vitamin deficiency, no deficiency of Any kind.
i'm in optimum shape. i eat healthy, am active, do yoga, i love my life, etc. i'm super-duper healthy!
still... my lips keep peeling & i've tried Everything! and no one knows what's going on -- gawdammit!! AARRGGHHH!!!
one thing, though. i tested positive for the ANA test (Antinuclear Antibody test). i apparently have some sort of autoimmune disease. now i need to see a rheumatologist to get tested for RHEUMATOID DISEASE (inflammation of the joints and other tissues). besides my peeling lips, i complained to my doctor about my creaky joints; i thought i was just getting old & decrepit, but apparently, there could be more to it.
anyhoo -- get a correct diagnosis first & foremost people! don't self-diagnose. you might be pumping crap into your body that you don't need, or may complicate things. i also just recently found out that i'm allergic to WAY too many chemicals, so i can't simply slather those on my lips.