My sister Ann has been diagnosed with chronic pain (in her rt. leg and foot) from a twice herniated disk in the same area, probably due to scar tissue. She is in her early 60's, eats a very healthy diet, exercises, and is doing every recommendation every doctor (gastroenterologist, chronic pain D.O.,holistic chiropractor (nutritional supplements) psychiatrist (for meds.), psychologist, physical therapist (water therapy), meditation, breathing exercises...) she has seen has suggested.
Ann is on desipramine for nerve pain and depression and mertazapine for depression and to increase her appetite (she lost 20 lbs. from being put on cymbalta; she has microscopic colitis). She cannot take opiates. She is currently seeing a kinesthetic chiropractor who says her adrenal glands, thyroid, and ? are depleted and he has given her 3 homeopathic intracellular supplements, one of which is suppose to increase her serotonin levels. Although I can't understand the technicalities of your answer to Allie, you are describing my sister's symptoms: pain, anxiety, depression, trouble staying asleep. If her glands are depleted, what is the solution? How are serotonin levels increased?
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on August 01, 2012
at 09:23 PM
Amino acids (protein) are the primary building blocks for neuro-transmittors.
Cholesterol is also needed.
Still, even with a clean diet it may not be enough.
5htp works wonders for increasing serotonin levels.
She may need Isocort though, to address her adrenal fatigue. I personally was never helped for any hormones problems with homeopathy. I'm sure it works for some people but I wonder about it when the issues are so extreme (my thyroid, adrenal and sex hormone issue were also severe and needed direct treatment). Sorry she is suffering so...
Additionally, while it is controversial and not well accepted, Nt levels can be tested in urine and then adjustments made. This has worked for me and at least 15 other family and friends. We did a pre-test, made adjustments with supplements (this was after healing out GI systems and having a clean diet and enough sleep and sun and other stuff) and then did a re-test and all our levels improved.
I used Sanesco Lab. NeuroScience is another lab who does this.
Still, you don't need the test, its just of interest to me. 5htp really helps many with chronic pain and depression.
on August 02, 2012
at 02:29 AM
This speech was made when Hahnemann was still living. Homeopathy has not advanced one inch since then. Anyone who takes money for homeopathic products is a fool or a knave.