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Re: Autoimmune and the adrenal glands

From: Bruce bdl@twcny.rr.com

Date: 11/11/2003

Time: 2:27:13 AM

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I vaguely remembered reading about someone else who worked on activating the adreanal glands. Here is the excerpt (cam from the ITP site and is in the AA Research section on this site). Does this jive with what you are saying?

While I constantly honed my spiritual and emotional side, I also took just about everything that seemed to make sense to me. I took the OPC’s – a double dose, at first. I took 2,000 mg of Vitamin C, and B5 and B Complex, all because I read in several places that they helped stimulate the adrenal glands, hopefully to produce enough natural cortisol which would eliminate the need to take Prednisone. I took an adrenal compound, ("I’m taking brains, liver and heart" I would tell my boys, as they gagged at the dinner table), and also Astragalus and L-Tyrosine, also to help stimulate the adrenal glands.

After three weeks on these supplements, and off the Prednisone, my counts fell to 130,000, my Dr. recommended a splenectomy. I balked, knowing that would NOT address the cause. Then slowly my platelets began to rise, enough to give me a lot of hope. Every time I had my blood tested, I amazed my hematologist, and his nurses said that I was the only person they knew who could will her platelets up!

It has been six months, since I have been off the Prednisone. My platelets have held steadily at 150,000 to 160,000. I have stopped some of my supplements, (the adrenal compound, the Astragalus), and have religiously continued the OPC’s and the Vitamin C. and the B vitamins. I continue to drink endless pure water and try to stay away from sugars in any form.

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