| | Re: Acute Pesticide Exposure in 2004 - Long Term effects?
So many similarities to my own case.......At least you are near medical facilities that deal with environmental illness. I live in a rural isolated area so none of that was available to me & I had to figure it all out myself. The local MD's answer for me was the shrink as I had too many unrelated problems of which she did not know how to deal with. <removed>
Also observe caution when messing around with your hormones at this time. Most of the pesticides are endocrine disrupters & neurotoxic. As time goes on with decreased body temp,your liver's ability to detox is greatly decreased as can't keep up with the increasing toxic burden of what you ingest besides environmental pollutants. (Main reason you are starting to feel run down & only gets worse with time as you add in more drugs to try to help the situation). More important to get your liver functioning more efficiently than adding in hormones to confuse everything at this point.
I discovered the difference in allopathic & natural medicine to be that allopathic medicine is a quick cure for an existing problem while natural medicine goes back to treat the source of the problem. I found it very interesting that the basis of natural medicine involved "re-teaching" the body to behave normally in the process of elimination of toxins thru the urine, skin,defecation,etc. Actually it is so simple that one overlooks all this. Also the ND's use hydrotherapy as a very important part of treatment which can be done at home quite simply & inexpensive. Diet changes also very important in the detox process as many foods can help or hinder the detox process. <removed>
If you decide to undo go this tx, make sure the ND has had at least 5 yrs of experience, preferably more. I got lucky & found a ND that had trained under Dick Thom, ND-who brought drainage to NA. Drainage is a personalized detox program using a certain group of homeopathic remedies tailored to fit the needs of the patient. The beauty of natural medicine is the lack of side effects. Also I never received any hormones as such for my "deficiency symptoms". But I did get homeopathic remedies & extracts that stimulated the sources of the hormones to make them work again without "confusing" by additional hormone replacement. My treatment from my ND entailed a strict protocol of drainage remedies, hydrotherapy, lifestyle changes, supplements, and more. This can all be done along with allopathic treatment if that is still necessary. I seriously recommend that you find a naturopathic physician that specializes in detox & see what they would have to offer to improve your condition. Quite often the first short consult is free so you can check them out without obligation. ND's are actually trained similar to MD's but the way they go about treatment is much more personalized to fit each case. I really hope you find a source of improvement soon as it is so frustrating when one cannot do what one wants to do !!!!
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