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  1. Interesting, none of those 2 medications alter ACTH or cortisol (that I could find). Sometimes people have to throw their 2 cents in and you have to smile, nod, take a bite, complement, get back to what you're doing. Before I got cleared for surgery I had a PCP insist I take medication for each symptom rather than have surgery. It just gets ridiculous. It's like remodeling the living room with a big white elephant and it's pile of poo is standing there. "But you could add blinds, and pain the walls the same color as the elephant, that would solve it!" "but I want to remove the elephant..."
  2. Got it! WHew. Can you imagine staying at the hotel with all the endos for the conference? Oy! I'd wear a bright "do my adrenals make me look fat?" shirt. This article caught my eye: "Progesterone effective for hot flushes, night sweats up to 10 years after final menstruation" the women were given 300mg of Prometrium. That does knocks me out at night but makes me very depressed during the day. I wonder how much progesterone breaks down into estrogen.
  3. Anyone find the Gh info and Glucogone stim test? I clicked on 'hormones' then 'growth hormone' but didn't see it.
  4. Ohhhh this is neat! I wonder if they can make it change the bite so my TMJ can calm down.
  5. Several of these chemicals were band by the European Union. I wish the USA would do the same for us. I went on paraban-free-craze a few years ago. There are many products out there that say "no parabans". sometimes you can make your own products or switch to natural ingredients (switch to coconut oil for lotion).
  6. How does it affect sex hormones? Keto triggered really bad menopause symptoms (painful dry vaginal tissue+chronic yest), then after my BLA the estrogen and test. fell fast. I really resent Keto. Can it grow pit tumors the same way keto can?
  7. LOL .... the down arrow. Reminds me of those "baby" shirts. or "do my adrenals make me look fat?"
  8. Another list of articles on a pharmacy website http://stevensrx.com/bioidentical.html It's really comprehensive. Articles about compounded hormones, traditional pharmaceutical hormones, how estrogen can prevent UTIs. Research done by big name institutions... I'm on a hunt tonight b/c I have a new pcp that said he knows about bio-id and does not believe in them, but will continue any of my bio-id prescriptions if I need refills. My medical history already shook up his belief about the 'system'. We'll see what other beliefs will be shaken up over time.
  9. http://www.homecoalition.org/268/ "The FDA would like you to believe that bio-identical hormones are not safer nor as effective as FDA-approved hormone therapy drugs. The studies below have shown that bio-identical hormones are both safer and as effective as FDA-approved therapy, and that they provide additional positive benefits for patients with Alzheimer's, heart disease, and other health issues." Estriol is an Anti-carcinogen: This study shows that estriol is an anti-carcinogen when given with estradiol. The study also shows estriol's anti-carcinogenic effect reaching a maximum when estriol is given in large excess over estradiol, which is how estriol and estradiol have always been prescribed in bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) Melamed M, Castano E, Notides AC, Sasson S. Molecular and kinetic basis for the mixed agonist/antagonist activity of estriol. Mol Endocrinol. 1997 Nov;11(12):1868-78. Estriol and Endometrial Safety: This study showed the safety of estriol use for menopause in women. Takahashi K, Okada M, Ozaki T, Kurioka H, Manabe A, Kanasaki H, Miyazaki K. Safety and efficacy of estriol for symptoms of natural or surgically induced menopause. Hum Reprod. 2000 May;15(5):1028-36. Estriol and Endometrial Cancer Risk - 1993: This study showed that low dose bio-identical estradiol and progesterone treatment did not cause endometrial overgrowth, (associated with cancer risk) after 5 years of treatment. Moyer DL, de Lignieres B, Driguez P, Pez JP. Prevention of endometrial hyperplasia by progesterone during long-term estradiol replacement: influence of bleeding pattern and secretory changes. Fertil Steril. 1993 May;59(5):992-7. Endometrial Protection: This study showed no endometrial overgrowth (associated with cancer risk), with bio-identical estrogen combined with progesterone. Gillet JY, Andre G, et al. Induction of amenorrhea during hormone replacement therapy: optimal micronized progesterone dose. A multicenter study. Maturitas. 1994 Aug;19(2):103-15. Estriol and Breast Cancer Prevention: This 35 year study showed a significant protective role of estriol against breast cancer. Pentii K. Siiteri, Robert I. Sholtz, Piera M. Cirillo, Richard D. Cohen, Roberta E. Christianson, Barbara J. van den Berg, William R. Hopper, and Barbara A. Cohn - Prospective Study Of Estrogens During Pregnancy And Risk Of Breast Cancer- Public Health Institute The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command under DAMD17-99-1-9358 supported this work. Estradiol and Progesterone and Hypertension: This study showed positive effects for women with hypertension and high cholesterol on bio-identical HRT. Spritzer PM, Vitola D, Vilodre LC, Wender MC, Reis FM, Ruschel S, Castro I. One year follow-up of hormone replacement therapy with percutaneous estradiol and low-dose vaginal natural progesterone in women with mild to moderate hypertension. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2003 Aug;111(5):267-73. CNS Protection - PDF: This review discusses the protective role of bio-identical estradiol against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Wise PM, Dubal DB, Rau SW, Brown CM, Suzuki S. Are estrogens protective or risk factors in brain injury and neurodegeneration? Reevaluation after the Women's Health Initiative. Endocr Rev. 2005 May;26(3):308-12. Epub 2005 Apr 25. Estradiol and Alzheimer's Protection: This study showed a protective effect of bio-identical estradiol against Alzheimer's disease markers in postmenopausal women. Baker LD, Sambamurti K, Craft S, Cherrier M, Raskind MA, Stanczyk FZ, Plymate SR, Asthana S. 17beta-estradiol reduces plasma Abeta40 for HRT-naive postmenopausal women with Alzheimer disease: a preliminary study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Mar-Apr;11(2):239-44. Estriol and Alzheimer's: This study shows the protective effect of estrogen against the accumulation of Alzheimer's associated peptides in human and rat brain cells. Xu H, Gouras GK, Greenfield JP, Vincent B, Naslund J, Mazzarelli L, Fried G, Jovanovic JN, Seeger M, Relkin NR, Liao F, Checler F, Buxbaum JD, Chait BT, Thinakaran G, Sisodia SS, Wang R, Greengard P, Gandy S. Estrogen reduces neuronal generation of Alzheimer beta-amyloid peptides. Nat Med. 1998 Apr;4(4):447-51. These two studies show a possible benefit of Estriol on patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis with the Pregnancy Hormone Estriol - PDF Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, Stephanie M. Liva, PhD, Rochelle Klutch, RN, Paul Pfieffer, BS, Seth Bouvier, BS, Sylvia Odesa, BS, T. C. Jackson Wu, MD, PhD, and Rhonda R. Voskuhl, MD Immune Modulation in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Treated with the Pregnancy Hormone Estriol - PDF Samantha S. Soldan, Ana Isabel Alvarez Retuerto, Nancy L. Sicotte, and Rhonda R. Voskuhl These two studies show that estrogen maybe effective as a treatment to reduce obesity in post-menopausal women. Estrogens, Cortisol and Obesity 2003 Klopfenstein BJ. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon. 24-hour Cortisol Production Rates, Free Cortisol, and Intra-Abdominal Fat Are Elevated in Postmenopausal Women but Are Similar in Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy. Abstract of research presented at Endocrine Society annual meeting Summer 2003 Estrogens, Cortisol and Obesity 2005 Klopfenstein BJ, Samuels MH, Purnell JQ. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon Estrogen therapy reduces 24-hour free cortisol levels in postmenopausal women. Abstract of research presented at Endocrine Society annual meeting Summer 2005 Estriol, Endothelial Function and Osteoporosis: This study showed that estriol treatment improved bone density and reduced atherosclerosis parameters in elderly females. Hayashi T, Ito I, Kano H, Endo H, Iguchi A. Estriol (E3) replacement improves endothelial function and bone mineral density in very elderly women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2000 Apr;55(4):B183-90; discussion B191-3. Estriol, Atherosclerosis and Nitric Oxide: This study shows that estriol has anti-atherosclerotic effects. Kano H, Hayashi T, Sumi D, Matusi-Hirai H, Tsunekawa T, Endo H, Iguchi A. Estriol retards and stabilizes atherosclerosis through an NO-mediated system. Life Sci. 2002 May 24;71(1):31-42. Estriol and Urogenital Aging Symptoms: This study showed that topical estriol was safe and effective for incontinence and urinary tract infection in elderly women. Dessole S, Rubattu G, Ambrosini G, Gallo O, Capobianco G, Cherchi PL, Marci R, Cosmi E. Efficacy of low-dose intravaginal estriol on urogenital aging in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2004 Jan-Feb;11(1):49-56. Estriol and Urinary Tract Infections: This study shows that estriol is a safe and effective treatment for urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women. Raz R, Stamm WE. A controlled trial of intravaginal estriol in postmenopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections. N Engl J Med. 1993 Sep 9;329(11):753-6. Estriol and Endometrial Cancer Risk 1999: This study showed that when given by the proper "route of administration" (always transdermal, never oral) estriol does not increase risk of endometrial cancer. Weiderpass E, Baron JA, Adami HO, Magnusson C, Lindgren A, Bergstrom R, Correia N, Persson I. Low-potency estrogen and risk of endometrial cancer: a case-control study. Lancet. 1999 May 29;353(9167):1824-8. FDA-approved hormone therapies have been associated with dangerous side effects. Principal Results From the Women's Health Initiative: This study found that therapy using conjugated equine estrogens and medroxyprogesterone (neither bio-identical) were associated with increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, blood clot in the lungs, and heart disease. Risk of hip fracture and colorectal cancer were reduced. Writing Group for the Women's Health Initiative Investigators: Jacques E. Rossouw, MBChB, MD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Md; Garnet L. Anderson, PhD, Ross L. Prentice, PhD, Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD, and Charles Kooperberg, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash; Marcia L. Stefanick, PhD, Stanford University Clinical Center, Stanford, Calif; Rebecca D. Jackson, MD, Ohio State University Clinical Center, Columbus; Shirley A. A. Beresford, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash; Barbara V. Howard, PhD, MedStar Research Institute, Washington, DC; Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, University of Tennessee, Memphis; Jane Morley Kotchen, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Judith Ockene, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. Womens Health Initiative - Cancer - PDF: This study found that estrogen therapy (not bio-identical) combined with progestins (artificial, not bio-identical progesterone) are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. Chelbowski RT, Hendrix SL, Langer RD, et al. Influence of estrogen plus progestin breast cancer and mammography in healthy postmenopausal women. The women's health initiative randomized trial. JAMA 2003;289:3243?53. Oral versus Transdermal Estrogen: This study showed an increase in the inflammatory marker CRP, (associated with cardiovascular disease risk) in users of oral non bio-identical HRT compared to transdermal bio-identical estradiol. VongpatanasinW, Tuncel M,Wang Z, et al. Differential effects of oral versus transdermal estrogen replacement therapy on C-reactive protein in postmenopausal women. J Am Coll Cardiol 2003;41:1358?63.
  10. They mention saliva!? Yahooo! I hope more drs learn that saliva is acceptable!
  11. I've been sidetracked with life and haven't checked my inbox for the newsletters lately. When I had less going on I always read them. What has been capturing my attention is the links you post on FB and the new search/wiki thing. Right now, the FB links seem to be easier b/c it's one thing at a time. It's cool to see (and benefit from!) all the different ways you provide support for Cushies.
  12. It's much easier to read on his website. He has several articles that share that HGH can help fight tumors and cancer. Chapter 6: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) � The Misunderstood Partner 138 HGH treatment decreases cholesterol, triglycerides, and fibrinogen levels: Clin Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2006 Apr;64(4):444-9. Ahn CW et al.; Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Aug;25(8):1101-7. Nam SY et al. 132 HGH prevents and slows progression of arterial schlerosis: J Clin Endo Metab. 2005 Apr;90(4):2056-62. Colao A et al.; J Clin Endo Metab. 2005 May;90(7):3978-82. Lanes R et al. 132 HGH improves condition of women with chronic heart failure: J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Oct 24; Lecorvosier P et al.; Horm Metab Res. 2006 Oct;38(10):656-61. Wallaschofski H et al. \ 132 HGH improves bone density by increasing amylin levels: J Of Cell Biology. 2004 Feb;164(4):509-14. Dacquin R et al. 132 HGH treatment improves bone density in hips: J Endocrinol Invest. 2005;28(8SUPPL):32-6. Agnusdei D et al.; Curr Pharm Des. 2002;8(23):2023-32. Svensson J. 133 HGH treatment improves growth of bone in spine: Curr Pharm Des. 2002;8(23):2023-32. Svensson J. 133 HGH burns omental, trunk and visceral fat that surrounds internal organs: Growth Horm IGF Res. 2006 Nov 20; Albert SG et al.; Horm Metab Res. 2005 Jan;37(1):49-52. Herrmann BL et al.; Curr Med Res Opin. 2006 Oct;22(10):1973-9. Chihara K et al.; Clin Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2006 Apr;64(4):444-9. Ahn CW et al.; Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Aug;25(8):1101-7. Nam SY et al. 133 Children with low levels of HGH also have low adiponectin: J Pediatr. 2006 Sep;149(3):324-9. Lanes R et al. 134 HGH improves capacity to exercise: Am J Cardiol. 2006 Apr 1;97(7):1097-102. Climent VE et al. 134 Natural HGH rises when young adults exercise: Horm Res. 2006;56(2):57-61. Stokes K. 134 When young adults exercise in the cold weather HGH levels does not increase: Growth Horm IGF Res. 2006 Apr;16(2):125-31. Wheldon A et al. 134 When older adult exercise they do not increase their HGH levels: Horm Res. 2006;65(2):57-61. Stokes K et al. 134 Women with low HGH levels do not sleep well: Neuroendocrinology. 1990 Jan;51(1):82-4. Astrom C et al. 134 HGH treatment helps women to sleep: Clin Endocrinology. (Oxf) 1990 Oct;33(4):495-500. Astrom C et al. 134 If women with severe HGH deficiencies are taken off HGH they experience psychological deterioration. Clin Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2003 Oct;59(4):467-75. McMillan CV et al. 135 HGH has positive affect on brain fuction: Endocrin Reviews. 2005 Dec;26(7):916-943. Russo V.C et al. 135 HGH improves quality of life: J. Clin Endocrinol Metab 2006 May;91(5):1621-34. Molitch ME et al. 135 Higher levels of HGH associated with faster and more effective recovery from stroke: J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Oct;91(10):3928-34. Bondanelli M et al. 135 Supplementation of HGH does not decrease body�s production of HGH: J Clin Endo Crinol Metab. 1990 Jun;70(6):1612-5. Wu RH et al. 135 HGH improves ovarian function: Eur J Endocrinol. 1996 Feb;134(2):190-6. Bergh C et al. 136 HGH promotes fertility by participating in ovarian follicle development: Fertil Steril. 1996 Dec;66(6):948-53. Lanzone A et al. 136 HGH improves response to Clomid: Fertil Steril. 2000 Jan;73(1):78-84. Rossato P et al. 136 HGH improves response to in vitro fertilization: Med Hypotheses.1997 Nov;49(5):413-5. Orvieto R et al.; Gynecol Endocrinol. 1991 Mar;5(1):33-6. Homburg R et al. 136 HGH improves every aspect of reproduction: Clini Endo Meta. 1990 Jun;70(6):1612-5. Wu RH et al. 136 HGH improves energy in women with Fibromyalgia: Am J Med. 1998;104(3):227-31. Bennett RM et al. 136 HGH should always be considered for anemic women: J Endocrinol Inves. 2006 May;29(5):399-404. Bergamaschi S et al. 136 HGH has significant benefit with every aspect of skin function: J Orthop Res. 2002 Sep;20(5):910-919. Dahlgren LA et al. 137 Burn victims have a lower mortality rate when treated with HGH: Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2005 Oct;21(5):347-9. Chen GX et al. 140 HGH shown to support and reinforce the immune system: J Clin Endocrin Metab.1997 Nov;82(11):3590-6. Khorram O et al. 140 HGH increases monocyst: J Clin Endocrin Metab.1999 Jan;84(1):58-63. Serri O et al. 140 HGH increases Glutathion, decreases NF-Kappa Beta and help cell survival: Br J Cancer. 2003 Sep15;89(6):1108-15. Cherbonnier C et al. 141 HGH increases Natural Killer cells: Metabolism. 1990 Dec;39(12):1320-4. Crist DM et al. 141 Mice with stomach cancer treated with HGH has reduction in cancer progress: World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jun 28;12(24):3810-3. Liang DM et al. 141 HGH increases IGBP3 and IGBP3 decreases the incidence of breast cancer: Biochem Biophys Res Commen. 1994 Jan 14;198(1):292-7. Pratt SE et al.; J Clin Endocrin Metab 2002;87(12):5722-29. Zeleznik AJ et al. 141 HGH increases EPO secretion: Eur J Encocrinol. 1998 Mar;138(3):302-6. Sohmiya M et al. 141 HGH builds cancer-fighting white cells: Eur j Endocrinol. 2005 Feb;152(2):211-5. Sohmiya M et al. 141 HGH builds lymphocytes: Endo Rev. 1997 Apr;18(2):157-179. Clark R et al. 141 HGH increases adiponectin which protects the body from breast cancer: J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Nov;88(11):5193-8. Eden Engstrom B et al. 141 Adiponectin prevents development of new blood vessels by cancer cells: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2004;101(8):2476-81. Brakenhelm E et al. 141 HGH reverses bone marrow deterioration: Endocrinology. 2002 Feb;143(2):690-699. French R.A et al. 141 HGH does not promote cancer in adult or children: J Clinic Endocrinol Metab. 2001;86(5)1868-70 Consensus Statement HGH Research Society.; Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2006 Feb;64(2):115-21. Jenkins PJ et al. 141 Children with brain tumors subsequently treated with HGH show no increase in formation of new tumors: Clin Endocrinol. (OXF) 2006 Feb;64(2):115-21. Jenkins PJ et al. 141 Acromegalic adults are not representative of healthy adults who supplement HGH: Clin Endocrinol. (OXF) 2006 Feb;64(2):115-21. Jenkins PJ et al. 141 HGH can decrease apatosis in patients with colon cancer: Endocrinolgy. 2004 Jul;145(7):3353-62. Bogazzi F et al. 141 In other cancer cells HGH increases apatosis by increasing Glutathione and may be cancer protective: Br J Cancer. 2003 Sep15;89(6):1108-15. Cherbonnier C et al. 141 "� extensive data to date� indicates that� growth hormone is safe.": J Clinic Endocrinol Metab. 2001;86(5):1868-70. Consensus Statement Hgh Research Society. 142 HGH may improve chemotherapy response: Cancer Gene Therapy. 2002 Jun;9(6):497-504. Cherbonnier C et al. 142 HGH improves gastric cancer treatment: World J Gastroenterol. 2004 Apr 15;10(8):1132-6. Chen JY et al.; World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jun 28;12(24):3810-3. Liang DM et al. 142 HGH counteracts bone marrow suppression during chemotherapy: Blood. 1992 Sep 15;80(6):1443-7. Murphy WJ et al.; Endocr Rev. 1997 Apr;18(2):157-79. Clark R.; Endocrinology. 2002 feb;143(2):690-9. French RA et al. 142 HGh treatment administered to diabetic obese patients improve insulin sensitivity: Clin Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2006 Apr;64(4):444-9. Ahn CW et al. 142 HGH increases amylin that protects from diabetes: Scientific World Journal. 2006 DEC 15;6:1642-55. Wookey PJ.; Eur J.Endocrinol. 2000 Nov;143(5):593-9. Jorgensen JO et al. 142 HGH increases adiponectin that protects from diabetes: Horm Metab Res. 2005 Jan;37(1):49-52. Herrmann BL et al. 142 HGH reduces overall body fat: Clin Endocrinol. (Oxf) 2003 Oct;59(4):467-75. McMillan CV et al
  13. How does police custody and prison work with medication? What if she's feeling AI after a fight? Will she get the replacement she needs? Will the system understand her needs?
  14. I'm really glad that someone is interested in Cushie blood! Curious about the relatives you mentioned. Did they look and or act Cushie? Did it skip any generations or stick to a gender? I swear, all of our adrenal glands should be cataloged and studied.
  15. Funny, when I clicked on the links (doctors, program for international patients....) firefox warned that its 'dangerous' and the site collects data.
  16. Scribd is a resource that allows professionals to publish their book online and others can read the entire book for free.
  17. I wonder if one of the weak points in the study is the 27 post-op pit patients were in remission. I wonder how many of those subjects were really in remission. I wish they did the study with BLA patients only. Any BLA'ers on here agree with the findings? Do you still have belly fat? Anyone familiar with those receptors they mentioned?
  18. Thanks for the reminder. I read the TOS when I signed up but I forgot it exists. Kathryne, I have some "foot in mouth" moments too and its those crabby days that I have to stay off and not talk.
  19. What a professional embarrassment for the doctor who missed her diagnosis. The girl probably saved herself over $20K in medical bills. It would be kinda funny if she contacted the dr. who screwed up, shared the 200 news clips about her case, and asked for a refund for his service.
  20. one mistake. first paragraph. The tumor makes ACTH, adrenals make cortisol. Cortisol is probably lower lower-case too. "(a tumor on your pituitary gland causes your body to overproduce Cortisol ? which signals your adrenal glands to overproduce ACTH, putting your body in constant state of Fight-or-Flight) " I do want to release a story for me BUT I have yet to be diagnosed. Also, has anyone changed their name for the article?
  21. Thank you for scheduling experts for the show! This was the easiest way to introduce Cushing's and Dr. F to my parents.
  22. I just thought of a potential guest; Dr. Casandra F. (therapist) who spoke at the Magic convention. I do not have my presentation papers with me that has her contact info. Maybe someone can chime in? She can hone her lecture to Cushing's issues. Cassandra F., Ph.D., LCPC, CADC Adolescent, Adult & Family Psychotherapy Certified Addictions Therapist Northbrook, Illinois
  23. I love how she mentions Cushing's in several interviews. I HOPE she agrees to do an interview. I would love to hear why her situation was so urgent.
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