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Pat
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Okay, so I thought I read in my anatomy and physiology book that dopamine inhibited ACTH. ACTH is the hormones that stimulates cortisol production. Looking at the book now, it appears that dopamine inhibits MSH, a different hormone released by the same cells in the anterior pituitary as ACTH. Quickly searching pubmed, dopamine agonists are looking like a promising way of treating Cushing's disease, in which someone produces way too much cortisol.

And dopamine is one that is likely to be off - either high or low with MTHFR polymorphisms.

So there's another adrenal connection, maybe
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Fascinating stuff. Subbing in case this discussion continues. Wouldn't want to miss any.
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Pat
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What are good adrenal supports while pregnant? I'm finding that I'm tired, not sleeping right, always in a bad mood, and I'm thinking my adrenals are part of the problem. But I'm too tired to go through a lot of reading and too burnt to eat right. I'm also slightly anemic according to the midwife, and I failed the 1 hr gtt. Sigh.
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Pat
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Personally, I'd take an adrenal supp, I'm using Allergy Research Group's adrenal support, we've also got a Priority One supp. I'd take them if I were pregnant.

Nettle infusions are also helpful, I've read some folks have done the good lifestyle stuff, daily liver and nettles and gotten fairly good results. I feel like I need more now, but I'm also a liver-wimp.

Consider salt, I mix 1/2 tsp in water and do that 2-3x/day, the amount is pretty variable, but it makes me feel better and I think it's because it's just getting enough sodium in my body to do all the cellular work that needs to be done (minerals in/out of cells).

Do you have a really good multi? I used a crappy multi with my first child, wish I'd gotten something better. I settled on Rainbow Light 2nd time around, I bet there are good recs in Traditional Foods, maybe in one of the pregnancy boards too?

If you failed the GTT, I'd really try to make dietary changes if you can. Are you avoiding anything? (gluten/dairy, LC, anything?) Dietary changes really reduced stressed on my adrenals, for me gluten and dairy, ymmv.
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This webpage has a virus.
?? seems to work ??

Pat
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clicking on it sounded all sorts of alarms bells from my antivirus software.
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I can do this here too. The eyes are everywhere, watching you ladies!
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clicking on it sounded all sorts of alarms bells from my antivirus software.
should be fine now, from what I've seen. Someone else had an issue early this morning also.

Pat
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Wait a sec, Pat! I thought you weren't going to be on the computer except to check e-mail on Sundays. Are you telling me I was whining about it for nothing?
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Dr. Ben Lynch has started an MTHFR site and will be adding a forum. He is open to questions. http://mthfr.net/

Pat

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this has been a fascinating read, thank you.

 

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