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#76 IrishHeart

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:09 PM

I know....sigh, but I do have the GEM of a lifetime GI doc in my corner now!


and even HE said it was okay to "indulge in moderation" and it was better than taking NSAIDS, muscle relaxers or narcotic pain meds. ;)

Seriously, going out to get the Tart Cherry juice tomorrow. Patti's idea is a good one.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

I was thinking of putting it in the tea or lemonade or lime soda? Perhaps a cherry margarita!

Have a "check-up" tomorrow. Not sure I will mention the tea. She may be pissed that I had the lab tech change what lab tests I got. :ph34r:
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

I was thinking of putting it in the tea or lemonade or lime soda? Perhaps a cherry margarita!

Have a "check-up" tomorrow. Not sure I will mention the tea. She may be pissed that I had the lab tech change what lab tests I got. :ph34r:


Good luck, K. Hope all's well.
No need to mention drinking herbal tea--- unless it is contraindicated with a prescription drug. For example, green tea can cause some issues.

"Do not use green tea without first talking to your doctor if you have

heart problems or high blood pressure,
kidney disease,
an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism),
an anxiety or nervous disorder, or
a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or if you take a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).

Green tea contains a large amount of caffeine and may be problematic if used by people with any of the conditions listed above. You may not be able to use green tea, or your doctor or health care provider may recommend a lower dose or special monitoring."

of course, there are these warnings too:

"Because stinging nettles can produce side effects and interact with other drugs and natural treatments, consult your healthcare practitioner before using it.

Learn more: http://www.naturalne...l#ixzz2AAXviF6O


hmmm.... cherry margarita..
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Good luck, K. Hope all's well. (No need to mention drinking herbal tea unless it is contraindicated with a prescription drug. For example, green tea can cause some issues).

hmmm. cherry margarita..



If I have a perscription, I would have to figure that out anyway. A doc wouldn't know.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

I still haven't tried it yet. I am waiting a bit to see if the nettle tea drinkers all mysteriously stop posting. Total thread silence could be a warning better than on a pill bottle. :blink: :unsure: :ph34r:

As long as you all are self-experimenting like Halloween mad scientists, you might want to try some rodiola rosea too. It has a rep for making one feel more energetic and positive. Or mullein tea, which has a rep for, dang I think it was GI symptom relief or something like that.

Luckily we all live far enough away from each other that a self sustaining fission reaction isn't likely to develop. I hope. :blink:
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

If I have a perscription, I would have to figure that out anyway. A doc wouldn't know.



exactly.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

As long as you all are self-experimenting like Halloween mad scientists, you might want to try some rodiola rosea too.

I did try that, and it gave me insomnia. It is supposed to be very good, though--unfortunately I had that side effect.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

As long as you all are self-experimenting like Halloween mad scientists


I did everything suggested by an ND and an "integrative MD" for 2 years pre-DX. THAT baloney was "experimenting like a Mad scientist" <_<

Drinking this one herbal tea (that has minimal side effects) is easily controlled and monitored.

"stinging nettle has possible side effects, including retaining water and upsetting your stomach. Avoid stinging nettle if you are pregnant, as it can possibly cause a miscarriage. It can also change a woman's menstrual cycle."

I'm not seeing how any of these is an issue for me.
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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

"stinging nettle has possible side effects, including retaining water"

LOL...the reading I did before I joined this experiment said nettle tea is used to remedy water retention :P
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

LOL...the reading I did before I joined this experiment said nettle tea is used to remedy water retention :P


Sounds just like all the other medical advice we receive - what's true yesterday is false tomorrow!! I wonder if doctors ever take true/false tests on exams?? T'would be tricky. :blink: Of course, they don't study much of this stuff. :D

ETA: I once took a class where I had to put in my notes "IB" for "instructor believes" so I could get the T/F questions right :lol:
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Something else that can be tried for inflammation - the thread is so long I don't know if it has already been mentioned -- but I found this on another forum I frequent:

http://www.afibbers....3915#msg-133915

Jackie Burgess' recipe for ginger tea:

"Be sure you buy organic ginger root...and I'd avoid anything grown in China even if marked organic.

Slice into "coins" about 2 - 3 inches of organic ginger root which has been thoroughly scrubbed and washed.
Add that to a quart of purified (non-tap) water and simmer just under boiling for about 30 minutes.
It will continue to steep and the flavor will intensify as it sits in the pan.

I add a 3"stick of cinnamon along with the ginger root.
Eventually, the cinnamon adds a dark color to the tea.
Sometimes I also add 3 - 4 whole cloves just for interest.

This is great either hot or iced. Store in the refrigerator. "

I have not tried this myself yet, but intend to. :)
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

Shroom, that sounds delicious. Let us know if you try it. I'll bet it's good for a stomach ache too.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:38 PM

I've used ginger tea for stomach aches since ginger ale stopped working for me...it works great :)

Haven't added cinnamon - but will do next time - thanks for sharing Neroli!
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

I did try that, and it gave me insomnia. It is supposed to be very good, though--unfortunately I had that side effect.


Did that for me too Patti-cakes, insomnia city. This time I am going to try it every other day instead of daily. I ahve 700 MG capsules. Maybe every two days just to see what it does.

I did everything suggested by an ND and an "integrative MD" for 2 years pre-DX. THAT baloney was "experimenting like a Mad scientist" Posted Image

Drinking this one herbal tea (that has minimal side effects) is easily controlled and monitored.

"stinging nettle has possible side effects, including retaining water and upsetting your stomach. Avoid stinging nettle if you are pregnant, as it can possibly cause a miscarriage. It can also change a woman's menstrual cycle."

I'm not seeing how any of these is an issue for me.


Me too really,. stomach upset? I can't imagine that happening to any of us. Sounds wildly implausible. :D

I picked mullein today and am going to try making some tea with it. Just for the heck of it really. It is easy to find along roadways and such. It has very soft, velvety leaves. They say to put it in tea bag or cloth to filter out the fuzziness before drinking the tea. Or the fuzziness (hairs) can be irritating.

Has anyone tried Goat's rue? It is supposed to be good for blood sugar control and making milk flow in mommies. There is a commercial med made from Goat's Rue for controlling diabetes, I think it is called Metformin.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:51 AM

Hey Everyone,

Ginger tea is the best! I drink it with lemon and honey.

About the nettle - I don't know if you can find it in the US but when I got bored of the taste of nettle tea, I started to take it in pill form..
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