I had most interesting discussion with my functional medicine doctor today.
She found out that I an allergic to milk protein and suffer from chronic stress (because the milk protein takes it toll on my body and stresses it further in addition to emotional stress).
So, from today on I will be milk free and also gluten free. I need some advise what to eat, but I must get it here in Finland, because I eat these local products.
In addition, she said she suspects me to be near tired adrenals; my DHEAS is low and she prescribed a Dhea-med to start immediately.
As for thyroid problems, she said FT3 is fine, but FT4 needs to be higher. However, no thyroid meds are needed now. She assumed the T4-hormone will raise after starting the Dhea product and cutting milk out of my diet.
Ferritine levels could be higher she said, but they are sufficient now that I am not exercising. As for sex hormones, she said they can be tested but she recommended sage products available at naturopathy health stores to reduce the sweating. She also said that maybe my body tries to get rid of milk protein by sweating and constant peeing. All this makes sense and I am willing to try and follow her guidelines for better health. Feel blessed at the moment!
I am not a heavy user of milk, but here in Finland milk is considered as a base for a diet. They put milk in almost all basic dishes, in coffee and even in alcohol (have you ever come across a drink called "The White Russian"? It is milk and vodka! Ew! Yack!).
I have no signs of silent inflammation which is good news.
The plan is to carry on milk free, taking the DHEA daily and letting my doctor know how I feel. Tests can be done in December again, but if I happen to feel any worse (there is a possibility that DHEA may not be suitable...!) I can contact her.
And for stomach cramps she recommended a hydrochloric acid product (for testing first with apple vinegar). Sounds good enough. I am pleased and for the 1st time I think my money was not wasted!
Now I just have to make a diet plan: milk free and gluten free as I have no intention to go hungry and raise my body´s stress levels further! There is milk free chocolate, for example and I can eat most of my favorite proteins such as chicken, beef, eggs and fish. I think I can find a milk and gluten free bread as well. And I think I have a recipe for a bread like that if I should get interested in baking my own bread.
This is my temporary solution (phase one) from now on and I hope it works well. If it does not, then it is time to enter phase two, three, four...
Thank you all for reading this. I wish every sufferer here can find a solution to help them further towards the goal: good health!