Thursday, August 13, 2015

I'm Still Here!

Though my adrenal glands are working now, I know I will always have to be very careful in my life or I can over stress my adrenals again and be back where I was before. Will I ever forget the lessons I learned while I had Addison's Disease? No! I am still here to answer the questions you might have and to offer encouragement to you who have stressed adrenal glands. If you have had a tumor, or some other damage to your adrenal glands, cutting down your stress and carefully managing your medications will help you feel better, but your adrenal glands will probably not function again. Most of us suffer damage to our adrenals by the incredible amount of stress we experience in our lives. My doctor told me that if my adrenal glands were not destroyed but only suppressed by some stress, they could heal if I could find the source of the stress and eliminate it. I confess that I was very skeptical. I had been so ill for so long. I was afraid to hope. It took me years, and a lot of help from the Lord, but I finally learned that I had many allergies, chemical sensitivities, extensive mold in my basement, and many negative relationships. When I eliminated this huge weight of stress, my adrenal glands did heal! If you have any questions about living with Addison's Disease, low adrenal function, or about healing, remember, "I am still here!"

Friday, August 7, 2015

My Adrenal Glands Have Healed!



Yes! It is true! I have been completely off all adrenal medicine (Hydrocortisone and Fludrucort) since June 28, 2015, nearly 6 weeks!. I wanted to make sure I could function well without the medicine, before I told you. I know you might be thinking that it is impossible to heal from Addison's Disease, but I am living proof that you can heal your adrenal glands. I was tested many years ago and the blood test showed that I had "no detectable level of cortisone".  My adrenal glands were not functioning much at all. I was told that I had Addison's Disease, and I was put on a complete replacement dose of hydrocortisone. For twelve years I took hydrocortisone and fludrocort to keep me alive, and now my adrenal glands are managing on their own. How did this happen?

A friend asked me today, "So stress has made you so sick, not lack of adrenal function, sensitivity to plastics, perfumes and dyes. Wow and how did you figure it out then?"

This is my answer.

How I Cut Stress in my Life

I have been working at cutting stress for years. Enabling your adrenal glands to heal (if they are just stressed and not damaged) is a matter of figuring out what stresses you and cutting them out.  

First, I tried to avoid everything I was allergic to.

I didn't eat foods I was allergic to.
I rotated my foods carefully.
I ate a balanced Diabetic diet.
I only ate organic foods and drank filtered water.
I diligently took my allergy medicine and avoided things I was allergic to. 
I avoided perfumes and chemicals.