Posted by loolot on October 21, 2003, at 14:07:03
In reply to Re: Vitamin C and adrenaline » taylor18, posted by Larry Hoover on October 20, 2003, at 13:24:26
Are there any good supplements someone can recommend for adrenal function? I think my adrenal system is completely out of whack.
Heres why I think that, and maybe someone can chime in here:
I have been taking wellbutrin for depression for about 5 years now. Before I took the wellbutrin I had chronic sinusitis, characterised by very inflamed sinuses, causing my eyes to swell up.
A few years ago the Well.n began to fail and I started having terrible asthma and generally bad inflammation of my lungs (asthma is caused partly by inflamed, restricted lung passages) and sinuses, for which no treatment worked, not even predisone after a while.
Finally, I augmented the wellbutrin with effexor, and my asthma cleared up immediately, like a miracle cure.
Now I am off effexor (weight gain and sexual problems) and the asthma is coming back.
I recently started taking strattera (norepinephrine booster) to augment the wellbutrin instead.
The problem is that I take a dose and I am fine for a few hours, then I start to get very tired , pale and very cold as the meds wear off.
I called my doc and asked him to give me a smaller dose so I can take a small dose 2 or 3 times a day instead of one big one.
Now I have been off strattera for a day as I wait for him to call in the prescrip. and my asthma is coming back with a vengeance, and I am puffy, retaining a lot of water, even wors than before I started the strattera.
It seems like my adrenal function is kind of out of whack, and the norepinephrine in all three medications is the only thing that is helping.
However, I worry that in taking these meds that my body will become immune to the norepinephrine, like a dependence, in that the receptors for norepinephrine will stop working (I read this is partly what happens with heart failure) and I will get worse over time.
I am not sure if thats what happened with the wellbutrin or not, or if the stuff just plain wore off.
Anyway, should I take an adrenal supplement? Which one? I do take b12 and folic acid.
Is it a bad idea for adrenal function to take a norepinephrine med?
I also think I am a tiny bit hypothyroid, and cytomel has helped my depression and energy, for whatever thats worth