It’s been three weeks since I started on natural supplements to help fine tune my recovery from Cushing’s syndrome. I can honestly say that I feel pretty damn good - not 100% just yet, but I’m getting close.
Here’s a list of the improvements I’ve had since taking the supplements.
increased energy levels
longer, more evenly sustained energy levels
a more restful sleep, no waking up during the night, no tossing & turning
BIG decrease in appetite
less cravings for foods high in sugar, fat & salt
ability to think more clearly
longer sustained attention span, greater attention to details
increased libido (I have a sex drive again!)
noticeable decrease in muscle/joint tenderness
increase in muscle strength
noticeable weight loss in my face and torso
no more hot sweats
Although all of these improvements are exciting, I still have a few residual side-effects that are lingering.
sensitivity to heat
sensitive skin, easily prone to rashes and irritation
extremely dry feet, even with mosturizer
still holding onto the Cushing’s weight, but it’s slowly coming off
still have a tendency to experience emotional high’s & low’s, although the severity has decreased significantly
Many of you have asked about the supplements I’ve been taking and I’ve been apprehensive about disclosing the names of them until now, mostly because I wanted to see if they really made a difference in my day to day living. Well, the results are in and I would encourage any of you who are struggling to find balance well into your recovery from Cushing’s to talk to your endocrinologist, primary care doctor or naturopathic doctor about using these supplements:
As of now, I’m still on prescription medications for hypothyroidism and low moods. Over the next couple of weeks, my doctor and I will work to find an optimal balance for these supplements and I’ll start weening off the prescription meds. I can’t tell you how excited I am about the thought of being drug free.