Hormone I've been taking for years

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DHEA is a hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands...and said to start dropping in our bodies by age 30, I've read some say since age 20.

This was one of the FIRST tests done by my intgegrative MD when I started on this FM path back in 1999, so I believe I'm on DHEA since 2002 or sooner....and in the U.S. it's over the countrer but I am monitored by my integrative MD annually with my blood work.

A friend on another board who is in Canada says it's a prescription in her country....so I'm guessing the same for the UK.

SO MANY MILLIONS, I believe are low in DHEA and have no idea.

Check out the DHEA info online and give it serious consideration...

Definitely boosts energy and moods and does slow down aging....I'm 76 and I can attest to it.

It takes so much to get "fixed" with the FM stuff and everything in life for that matter....we all age. Mention it to your docs.

I found out about DHEA when I was hit with FM back in 1999, it's been quite a journey.

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    I would like to know a bit more about DHEA.  What does it stand for Joy?
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       2010 Scientific Publicaton...

      " DHEA replacement has shown much more easily measurable beneficial effects in women. Most importantly, despite the non-scientific and unfortunate availability of DHEA as a food supplement in the United States, a situation that discourages rigorous clinical trials on the crucial physiological and therapeutic role of DHEA, no serious adverse event related to DHEA has ever been reported in the world literature (thousands of subjects exposed) or in the monitoring of adverse events by the FDA (millions of subjects exposed), thus indicating, as expected from its known physiology, the excellent safety profile of DHEA. With today's knowledge, one can reasonably suggest that DHEA offers the promise of a safe and efficient replacement therapy for the multiple problems related to hormone deficiency after menopause without the risks associated with estrogen-based or any other treatments."

      ​Claudio

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      sorry, like Joy stated its a natural hormone produced by the adrenal gland...the long of it is "dehydroepiandrosterone"...Claudio
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    Hanny, best to do a google, you will find LOTS of info on this hormone...I was so fascinated with it when I found out about it, I bought my own book years ago and it's called DHEA Therapy.....

    Short story my niehgbor is who pretty much into whole healing and finally left conventional MD's a few years ago and signed on to my integrative MD, well our doc did her DHEA labs and she was very very low....she now supplements daily too, a few yrs now. We can buy it otc thank goodness..

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    Hi Joy

    I am very interested in this and actually have some in my cupboard of suppliments.  I was using the web to find info and came across some warnings so don't take it consistently - perhaps I should. Moone here seems to check for things like Vit D, DHEA, Vit K2,  B12, etc as a standard, nothing until a health scare or they are puzzled about something,  Maybe doctors should look more closely at these possibilities, however we know they are busy fixing problems with no time to abort problems.  How are you now? Does FM burn out in the same way as PMR?  

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      what web sites and what warnings?  (thanks..have a keen interest)

      Vit D, B1,6 and 12 absolutely needed for health..especially for those with GERD/Gastritis.DHEA is produced normally...it is possible for synthetics to have problems but scientific "meta analysis" hasn't produced any.And the 2010 publication hasn't been updated and the publisher does update when there are "meaningful" changes to a published paper.."perception or othersie"...

      Most researchers are PHD's, in very specific fields.and they do the the heavy lifings).....MD's are supposed to report their findings (not many do) but more often  they seem to report adverse responses.

      But it is "always prudent" to do one's homework..evaluate the source and compare....I haven't investigated  bio identical hormans but may mid next year perhaps with an interest of DHEA, you might ask Joy her source of the product..may be of some help........ Claudio

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      Hi Denise, I've been taking DHEA for years and no issues...for years I took 25mg per day and recently taking that dose every other day....My doc didn't do DHEA labs last year so I'll ask her this year about doing them...I see her in a couple weeks for annual check in.

      Here in the US, for these tests one needs to see integrative or naturopath, most conventional docs now do Vit D and B12 but they were pushed into these tests when the deficieny alarms were rung....vit D deficiency alarms came on strong in the last few years for sure....I found how deficient I was in 2006.

      The burning issue is mostly in spinal stenosis issue and if I sit too long...then I have some burning from hip replacement nerve damage...low er back burns sometimes.

      4 ibuprofen per day save me.....then in between pain rx which is an herbal pain tab.

      I think for those who can't DHEA test and can buy it 10mg would be a good dose to start...as I'm pretty sure most older people are really low.

      This is not made up info on the net on DHEA...just ignored by conventional medicine world.

      Conventional MD's aren't into Prevention.....they work on trying to fix what is broke.

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      Y'ou have a point - Joy -  the established medical world is set up to fix what's broke.  Luckily they are doing that.  However, there is a lot that can be 'lived well'  when considered earlier in the game.  I too am taking Vit. D,  B12, Selenium, Vit. C and more.  It has made my life considerably better.  However, it's not a cure all, unfortunately.  Or we would have everlasting life on earth. (ha) 
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      Haha....long time to put up for !!

      hey hanny, I thought of you on Monday. How did your proceedure go? 

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      Things went well, Marey.  Recommend the hospital and staff, and the specialist.  Had a bit of a scare, but that was immediately looked into by the specialist and explained well.  Never thought that to be able to urinate like any other person would be such a treasured thing.wink  Of course all is still healing and I'm not immediately 'up and running.'  Hopefully that will be soon.  Next week the procedure will continue with learning how to dilate.  So far so good.   
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      That is absolutely wonderful news....so pleased for you Hanny !!!!!!

      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      So you can soon start weeing for England? ...oh but you're not english...ha!........ its just one of our little sayings. Well maybe weeing for Canada? Olympics maybe? 

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      There is a captioned explanation of the self catheterisation proceedure among the resources at the start of this site. I think it might be among the ads .  Its is really etremely good. Very explicit.

      But it might possibly help you to gain experience of what you will be doing for yourself and to increase your confidence. xxxxxxxxxx

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      No catheterisation needed at present Marey.  Sitting and walking is my problem at present.  
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      Sorry misunderstanding!

      Did you say the proceedure was going to continue with you 'learning to dilate'?

      Was assuming from that that you meant the hospital staff will teach you the dilation technique so you can carry on at home and have control over it?

      Sorry to hear that sitting and walking is a problem at the moment....you must be sore...poor you !  So sorry.  Are you going around like John Wayne?

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      I will be instructed by the gynacologist and he will inspect things again at the beginning of next week.  We go from there.  Step by step, ah.  
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      slowly slowly getting back into functioning well...it must be such a relief for you...and a bit exciting. Hope the healing up is going well. You having salt baths or anything like that?
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      Salt baths would be very painful right now. Healing is number one at this point.
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