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HOW TO BEST DETOX FROM RX'S W/AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
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HOW TO BEST DETOX FROM RX'S W/AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

I have: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Addison's, Fibromylagia (fibromyalgia), Panic/Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Chronic Pain - Spinal.

Due to my autoimmune diseases and the effects that my current Pain Meds (actually ALL OPIOIDS) have on my ACTH, Cortisol Levels, LH, by LOWERING THESE HORMONES, (not shouting...), and TSH, just to name some, I have decided to QUIT taking RX's. I'm also showing signs of RA - but I'm not getting into that because it's not been confirmed; It's a no-win situation-I'm taking cortisol but yet the opiods are sucking it out of me and throwing off my TSH!

So I'm asking for "Expert" Advice on how I can detox my body/mind/spirit. I'm leaning towards Ayurvedic Meds as I tested 1 supplement and it worked better than one of the strongest Schedule II's out there-the one I'm taking.  THANK YOU!
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If you are going completely homeopathic, be sure to be flexible about what you take in order to ascertain what works and what doesn't.  In your situation, you very likely have chronic infections, and unfortunately most homepathics and especially body/mind/spirit approaches don't treat such infections.  If you have infections and they are left untreated, most patients do not recover no matter what they try.
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I thank you sincerely for your response to my "situation". I've been to the Mayo in Rochester, (had Dr. Gharib as my Doc) did US, testing; saw several Endos, have had extensive testing-but no one has ever mentioned that I have a "chronic infection".

I'm fed up with all the drugs. They don't work. Every 2-3 years I'm on new pain meds; long acting; and I'm sick and tired, besides exhausted. I know there's a way to get better by Western Medicine hasn't found it - Mayo in Rochester - quoting - "..very complicated case". But they send you back to your Endo - who mostly treat Diabetics and don't have time for someone like me - I really need a "functional Doc" - where do they hide? I've gone to every single Doctor's Organization-none in Columbia, SC.

It's just that my body is so sick; feel the RX's have A LOT to do w/that; some supplements interfere with RX's and I can't do it alone.  I can honestly say I have made it my life's work to "find someone who cares" and IS QUALIFIED.  At this point I can't tell if the Opioids are making me more tired, or is it the Xanax? Maybe Prozac since my medulla isn't functioning either....What would you do - or perhaps recommend - if you were caught in this beehive? Any testing you think I should have to find "chronic infections"?  You have me a great gift; you cared enough to respond. I thank you from my heart.
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One note I can relate to you.  In all of the patients that our Institute has seen in clinical trials, antidepressants did nothing to solve their problems, except give some temporary, partial relief of some symptoms.  Chronic infections, such as Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Borrelia, and some viral infections are often found in patients with hormonal problems, because these infections often invade the endrocrine glands, especially the thyroid, parathyroid, etc. and also the pancreas, liver, brain and other organs.  To me this is an obvious direction to investigate, because of your signs and symptoms and the fact that your physicians can’t figure out what is wrong because they are possibly looking in other directions.
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I NEVER asked for ANY antidepressants - my Pain Doc made it mandatory.  So I went to 20 mgs. of Prozac and - I think, in my case, it's not even noticeable.  My best friend was on same - larger dosage - and she couldn't even cry (though she tried) when her mother passed on from Alzheimer's and she's a Nurse Manager!

As for chronic infections - I did have an Autoimmune/RA/Allergies, etc. doc that people drove from other states to see.  But at that time the only DX's I had were Fibromyalgia and Cervical Radiculopathy - so It's been quite awhile.  Know she ran the gammit of tests - Lymes, Lupus, etc.  But I will bring this up to a new doc I'm seeing this week.

I thank you and totally agree with you about anti-depressants-they scare me-I've had the worst side effects from every single one I've tried; from SSRI' to TCA's. Is it for depression or what?  Who knows?  Somewhere in one of the Journals, my Pain Doc read that chronic pain patients need to be on anti-depressants - so I was put on them. 1st thing to go - weaning down - after I get a doc's okay; since I've changed Pain docs.

Thank you for your most valuable time and I will advise my doc, this week, about the viral infections that perhaps I have.  I always thought that my WBC would be high if that was the case - but perhaps not.
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