Hi if I may add the following:
never have drunk alcohol other than dishes with cooking wine. I don't smoke either. I've gone to Internists. Right now I'm going back and forth with either a kidney problem really, or Cushing's syndrome. Next step for me is probably get a PCR and low dose dexamethasone or 24 hr cortisol. I just don't have the money for it :'( Hopefuilly I can find charity outpatient programs. Wish I didn't have to think about money which delays my visits
Can i note something, I took D-Ribose 2 years ago one time and almost passed out. I didn't eat enough that day and came to find out that it can cause hypoglycemia and hyperinulinemia. I didn't start noticing the frothy urine until after that incident. What could this be?
Right now I notice that the urine has been having a stronger odor, and much foamier and frothier after 3 urine breaks. Before it would take overnight to have such effect.
I've never taken any steroids or hormones. However, I had severe acne then and took a supplement called Guggul / Guggulsterone. Apparently it is a plant steroid, I took it 2006-2008.
Other symptoms I experience today:
1. Diffuse hair loss all over body
2. I took a photo and compared my face from 3 years ago and I do indeed now have a round face :'(
3. When I take MAGNESIUM, ZINC, VITAMIN C, or PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE, I get acute headaches, migraine. Very painful. Could this be related to cortisol/ACTH in the pituitary? If so, does it mean one has too much cortisol or something? I tried taking C, PS to alleviate cortisol.
I'm not sure if it's the guggul that is causing it, It's been years, also it says it's a Farnesoid X Receptor inhibitor. Any knowledge on that?
Another question if I may to all, is Vitamin D a steroid too? It's a hormone right?
And are plant sterols considered steroids? Like Beta Sitosterol from soy or nettle root