Lol Glad I just Muted you.lol, he calls the dude a dumbass for critiquing misinterpretation of the scientific literature, and then he cites wikipedia (without providing the subsequent sources within) as evidence for his argument
Amen that fool contributes nothing to discussions!DimlyFourOwls your awfully good at interpreting things there aren't you mister. I'll like you to do better, you cant be a critic if you can't top off your critique.
Fuck it toast me up a slice...lets do this.Can't be any worse than whats in street pills haha I'm down, I'll spread that shyt on my toast
Alright your not really going to eat the cream are you? Isnt it skin absorbant?just the one at wal mart that's for itching is the one i bought.
The brand was equate, off brand.
If you can find the 2.5% one that's even better. But the highest % i could find was 1 percent. I would just say use it to see how you feel, so you can know that is the problem.
Try getting precursors to cortisol that you can buy otc and don't need a doctor's prescription like progesterone and pregnenolone. Also licornice is suppose to help keep the cortisol that is circulating last longer.
I've never tried these but I don't see why they wouldn't work, unless your body was having problems making cortisol itself.
It's not that the highly paid doctors aren't doing their job, but its more of the fact that most doctors are not trained to recognize or understand damage to the nervous system from drug abuse. The doctors are not going to waste medical dollars "running you through every test in the book" in order to investigate a diagnosis that they don't even recognize, and thus they think the diagnostic yield of these tests are very low. Sometimes I think its better not to disclose you drug use to the doctors on the first visit, so that the doctors can investigate your symptoms in a non-biased way. For example, adrenal insuffiency is diagnosed and treated the same regardless of whether it was caused by the MDMA. Anxiety is treated the same regardless of whether it was triggered by MDMA. Revealing the drug use only clouds their judgement. The exception is IV drug use, such as heroin, which can cause a multitude of problems that are more or less specific to that drug use, and the knowledge of which would allow doctors to include diagnostic possibilities they otherwise would not.-Extremely severe and debilitating chronic pain in my spine for a few years now... like there is a "knot" at a very specific place and I have gone from an athlete to living a fairly sedentary lifestyle. It is truly hell and it is undiagnosed. MRI, X-rays come back clean but more tests are being conducted as something is severely wrong with me. Cortisone injection worsens pain. This fucking chronic pain has ruined my life, I was a polydrug user but for all I know it could have been caused by the drugs. That's one of my theories at least, I used to get a lot of horrible muscle tension on acid and the like. I also could have just hurt myself in the gym one day... it's all really strange though. These useless, idiotic doctors are no help at all. They should be running me through every test in the book but instead it's talk to them for 10 minutes and then they try to push an SSRI or SNRI... like what the fuck do your damned high paying job and figure out what's wrong with me. I got bloodwork and was surprised to discover that they didn't even bother to check my vitamins or liver enzymes or hormones or anything like that, they were just testing for diseases that can cause chronic pain I guess, never really understood what the fuck they were up to. I am learning to be more aggressive and persistent with them as they seem to be quite complacent.
This was based of a retrospective study that showed increased psychological and cognitive issues in those who use both cannibis and MDMA compared to MDMA alone. Given the poorly controlled retrospective nature of this study, it at best established correlation between MDMA/cannibis users and development of symptoms, but not causation. I wouldn't conclude from this study that cannibis+MDMA users are at greater risk of problems simply because they took cannibis alongside their MDMA.I recall that one sufferer who seemed to know a lot, as he obsessively researched and used to post here, he claimed that chronic cannabis users were at greatest risk for developing problems with MDMA use. He seemed to know his shit too.
Very good post! Thanks.Just thought I would bring this back since this "Adrenal Fatigue" thing aka HPA dysfunction thing is real. It is worth getting tests for testosterone, cortisol, LH/FSH, prolactin, TSH, free t3, total/free t4, ACTH. A blood test is fine but saliva test is better for the overall pattern. One can also do a 24 hr urine test or a 4x/day dried urine test (the best). Other things people test are plasma or urine catacholamines--(only reflects "stress" level in terms of how much adrenaline you are making--it cannot be used for any treatment plan really)
However, what most people don't understand is that it is not the adrenals that are directly the problem! Ashwagandha and other adaptogens are good any many naturopathic websites claim that they heal the "adrenals" but no thats not true. In reality, it is a problem with the PVN of the hypothalamus and the low cortisol is simply reflective of signaling problems in the PVN. Adaptogens, 5-HTP, SSRIs, Buspar, L-Dopa, Benzos, gabapentin, etc help to normalize HPA axis function. So no, your dr is not stupid for giving you SSRIs and saying "adrenal fatigue" doesn't exist--the name for it is just really bad. If you have thyroid or sex hormone issues, fixing those will also help normalize HPA axis. So will fixing nutritional deficiencies and decreasing stress/using mindfulness/CBT. You need to find a dr that treats this stuff holistically from every potential angle.
Direct hormonal treatments like hydrocortisone can potentially help but then comes the problem of coming off of them which can be hell since they suppress your adrenal function.
The HPA axis can essentially be thought of as our "mind-body" connection. When its disturbed--your perceptions and everything get thrown off. You may ask, ok then why do people get better w/o meds as if it really was "all in their head." My answer to that is that the mind-body connection is very powerful. By trying to live life normally, you are pushing your axis to react normally in situations and thus it heads towards its baseline pre-LTC state.
Thanks. I've been having memory problems, and lessened emotional range for months. I've been trying supplements and nootropics that increase BDNF, exercise, things that regenerate axons, but no luck. Hopefully this might be the issue. I'll update if things turn out better.Well both too high and too little for a prolonged period can cause problems.
In the beginning, your body will be too high and then as pregnenolone gets depleted, you will switch to a lower cortisol state.
So if you have had it for months--you can predict a low cortisol state and not a high one.