Estrogen dominance or amalgam poisoning

by Robin (American)

This isn't a short story but just the same I will try to shorten it.

In 2002 I stopped taking the pill after 20 years of use (minus time out for one pregnancy). I also had 10+ amalgams removed without protection.

In 2003 I thought I was having a nervous breakdown and, through various doctors, I discovered I had hashimoto's hypothyroidism. I was given T4 medication, instantly my cycle stopped and has never returned, I was 39. I also had instant crohn's disease (although I question the dx). Eventually I was rushed to the hospital, T4 was shutting my thyroid down. Since then I have further been dx'd with secondary adrenal insufficiency (although I'm non-responsive to hydrocortisone), premature menopause, pancreatitis, I still have breast milk (I stopped breast feeding in 1999) and I am often anemic from near constant intestinal bleeding. I am also extremely intolerant to an amazing amount of foods, vitamins and almost all medications. I have tried everything for my thyroid without success including T3 and Armour. Currently I take nothing except L.D.N. I also have hot flashes/night sweats but an extremely low fat diet controls this usually.

Furthermore, for the first nine months of my daughter's life I was stupid enough to believe my doctor, and I took the pill again while breast feeding. I now see some of the same symptoms mentioned above in my 11 year old daughter.

Saliva testing did show that estrogen dominance was probably an issue. Around 2007 I tried natural progesterone cream at a dose of about 1/2 tsp per day@24 days/ help. However I'm now wondering if I should have started with a much higher starting dose for several months and then gone down to 1/2 tsp per day.

Do you think many of my problems could be a result of estrogen dominance? Could my pre-menses daughter also have estrogen dominance?

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Dec 02, 2010
Estrogen dominance or amalgam poisoning
by: Wray

Hi Robin I'm relieved you've stopped the pill, for more info please see our page on Contraceptives. The Hashi's, adrenal problems and the breast milk all point to a lack of the amino acid tyrosine in your diet. Tyrosine is vital for the manufacture of the two thyroid hormones T4 and T3, together with iodine and selenium. Unfortunately this amino is also the precursor to the stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline. So when stressed the adrenals need as much tyrosine as they can get, to convert to these two hormones. Levels of tyrosine then drop, leaving little for the thyroid. But tyrosine is the precursor to dopamine, a most important neurotransmitter. Dopamine levels drop when stressed, for the above reason, causing amongst other things.....depression, scattered thoughts, and more. If dopamine drops it causes an increase in prolactin levels, this is the hormone of lactogenesis. So tyrosine is a critical amino acid. But if insufficient protein is eaten, or digestion is below par due to too little pancreatic enzymes or HCl, or if our gut lining is damaged, little will get into the blood stream where it?s needed. A damaged lining can be helped by glutamine, but above all you need vitamin D, see here, here, here and here. For the thyroid too, see here. And the pancreatitis, see here. Please have a test, for more info please see the Vitamin D council website. A lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone. Prolactin plays a role in autoimmune diseases, see here. Oestrogen initiates inflammation, it also stimulates prolactin secretion and slows the thyroid. Progesterone is an anti-inflammatory, it inhibits prolactin secretion and assists the thyroid. Between 100-200mg/day is needed, more if symptoms are severe, you were probably using the 20-40mg generally recommended. And yes I've found many pre-pubertal girls have excess oestrogen, low progesterone. Take care Wray

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