Posted by McPac on July 31, 2003, at 19:57:52
In reply to Re: Larry Hoover, Re: Pfeiffer, posted by Sean2003 on July 30, 2003, at 12:34:57
Good to hear from you Sean! A fellow Pfeiffer alumni, huh!
I was interested to read your postings - i'm on *exactly* the same Pfeiffer regiment (except i added St. John's because i felt i needed it).
>>>>>>Sean, which meds are you currently taking?
I haven't gone through my second test results yet - should i even bother?
>>>>>>>>Well....after getting my Follow-up test results recently, Pfeiffer did make some changes (they upped the dosage of a few supplements)....I'm going to stick with them (for awhile anyway) to see how things pan out.
So far i'm not all that impressed. I submitted my 'monthly report' something like 6 weeks ago which had some questions and concerns and have heard NOTHING.
>>>>>>>>>> Your monthly 'Progress Reports' right?
Yeah, they won't respond to those in most cases (they read them and keep them in your file there but unless there's a major issue that you raise within the report, they really don't respond to those). You can call them if you need to but be prepared to play "phone tag" with them, lol.
My histamine was high - can't remember the exact # offhand, but not quite as high as yours
>>>>>>>>>My recent histamine was 186 (and rising)
...also a problem with zinc metabolism
>>>>>>>>>They've just upped my zinc dosage considerably as my zinc is deficient.
...and malabsorption issues according to hair anal. Nurse was talking about adding the $400 stool analysis in the follow-up testing as being beneficial. I don't know what to think.
>>>>>>>> I wonder which hair results of yours indicated possible malabsorption issues?
On the one hand it was helpful to actually get some test results rather than haphazardly trying one thing after another on my own
...on the other hand, i haven't improved as much as i hoped i would (mainly depression and some OCD stuff)(it's been about 3 months)
>>>>>>>>>>I hear ya! Which med(s) you on dude? Is the St.JWort doing ANYTHING at all for you? (how long you been taking that?)
and their lack of response is really frustrating.
>>>>>>>>>> Call them!!
BTW do you order your nutrients from their pharmacy or get them on your own?
>>>>>>>>>>SO FAR, I've ordered most from them...though I have purchased some of their recc'd supps on my own. I AM going to start buying more of the stuff on my own (I'm sure I can probably save a good amount of money by purchasing the stuff on my own....Vitamin Shoppe, here I come!
Are you also taking high amounts of calcium/magnesium?
>>>>>>>>>> Yes, 1000 mg. of EACH.
Take care Sean and keep me informed! Pfeiffer will spend a decent amount of time with you on your Follow-Up Visit (write your questions down and bring them with you to get answers! They will modify your regimen, if needed....let me know which meds you're on, you may get the best and quickest positive effect by adjusting your meds......take care!