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Member Since 18 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 04 2010 12:43 PM
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Targeted Amino Acid Therapy

21 January 2009 - 02:15 PM

Hi all!
It's been a long time since I've posted. For those of you who don't know me, I'm often here inquiring about things for my husband.
Anywho, he's been on a strict gluten free diet for over a year now for several reasons, but the main one being psoriatic arthritis.
He has gone off of his methotrexate (about 4 mos ago) and has been feeling relatively ok, except for some aches & pains here & there. His psoriasis is very mild & not having to take the pills has greatly improved his quality of life.
But, a new problem has arisen pretty severely over the last few months regarding anxiety, some depression & bad anxiety attacks.

An internist prescribed him ativan which has helped quite a bit, but we know isn't an answer to his problems.
A psychiatrist rx'd an antidepressant & a stronger anti-anxiety pill which my hubby hasn't filled the prescription for because he's nervous that taking those could cause another ride down a slippery slope.
Just yesterday we saw a D.O. & for the first time ever felt like we found a doctor who would actually listen...who actually cared about all of the issues that we feel are pertinent to my husband's medical history & who gave some hope to us that he could help my hubby get himself onto a track of health rather than simply masking all his various symptoms with pharmaceuticals. He sat with us for over 2 hours & really got specific about things that other doctors just wrote off. We are hopeful.
The first thing that he wants to do with my husband is start him on a Targeted Amino Acid Therapy to help to stabilize his neurotransmitters.

I've done some research & it seems to make sense (especially concerning my hubby's medical history)....but, I figured I would post here to see if any of you fine folks have had personal experiences with it or have known anyone who has tried the therapy.

As always, I thank you in advance for any info you all may be able to provide for us in our trek toward health for hubby (& our relationship!!)

Best~
RO

My Posting Hasn't Been Pinned....

12 August 2008 - 10:35 AM

Hi,
I wrote a posting earlier today in the Doctors section....and it's not showing up...
did i do something wrong?
Thnks~

In Need Of A Doctor Or Naturopath In Chicago....

12 August 2008 - 09:14 AM

Hi all!
It's been a long time since I've posted here. My husband & I have been gluten free for about 11 months now. He began because of psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis & a smattering of other health issues. He is still on methotrexate (which he hates!)...but the beneficial effects of that med plateaued right before we went gluten-free. Plus, he cannot handle taking the full dose that his dr wanted him to take. He's too nervous to go off of it for fear of a big relapse. Being on the diet has seemed to help tremendously. He has gardened all summer, he's begun skateboarding a little bit. And he seems to feel better in general....not sick to his stomach all the time.

The thing is, he is still having some issues....like I've noticed some twitching. He's been getting some migraines again lately. We know that he is B12 deficient, I give him a shot every 2 weeks....he missed a few weeks when I was out of town & ended up having a major panic attack. We know that he is vitamin D deficient. These are the only 2 vitamin/minerals that he's ever been tested for & they both turned out deficient!!! I have a sneaky suspicion that there are others that may be affecting his well-being.

Soooo, my question is this....does anyone have a good suggestion of a naturopath (or a doctor open to celiac/vitamin/mineral deficiencies) in the Chicago area? I think we'd prefer a naturopath who could help look at his health on a wholistic level....I know there are answers for him....we just need the right guidance.

Any info would help.
thnks!

Looking For A Doctor In Chicago

22 March 2008 - 10:09 AM

Hi all...

I was wondering if anybody could suggest a good naturopath in Chicago. My husband has numerous health issues (migraines to psoriatic arthritis) and has been on the gluten free diet for 6 months now. He has seen some progress & has begun to feel better, but still has issues. After much research, I am really beginning to think that his problems are due to something else (leaky gut? bacterial overgrowth?) and we would like to find a doctor who can help him to get his system in balance.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks.