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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have been suffering from what i think is over training syndrome for at least a year 1/2. I just recently stopped my training in running because i couldn't continue. My symptoms have gotten worse and worse. Some of the symptoms are things like fatigue, severe muscle soreness in my legs, bowel issues, lack of lactate response, no adrenaline, hormonal issues, frequent colds, no motivation. I have talked to one physician and he suggested i take supplements for my adrenal glands? What is your advice?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
what supplements has been advised for you?
User :   Standard Process: Drenamin 3700.
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Doctor :   how did you come to know the that there is no adrenaline in your body?
User :   well, since i'm not a doctor, i'm not sure of this. But I'm definitly sure that when i train and when i race I just can't get that extra energy do push at all. And that's how i feel with a lot of things in general (work or school)
User :   and are you familiar with this problem in athletes?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is just fatigue
Doctor :  
but you have put too much of serious words like hormonal issues and lack of adrenal which i believe is just your assumption and not a clinical diagnosis
Doctor :   may i know your hemoglobin values?
User :   what is hemoglobin values? and yes that is my assumption, im just trying to figure out how to treat these symptoms...
User :   because i'm not making up the symptoms, i'm just telling you how i feel and also correlating it with some research..
Doctor :   let me tell you what is no adrenaline accounts,
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lack of adrenaline is almost death
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multiple system will fail
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what you are suffering is fatigue
Doctor :   only by symptoms we cannot come to conclusions like hormonal issues and lack of adrenalin
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   i am 18 years old,
Doctor :   what symptoms you have describe one by one

Doctor :  
i shall help you in finding a solution in this regard
User :   Okay, with the fatigue. this one is quiet self explanitory, i just feel washed out and not a lot of energy.
Doctor :   how long you able to exercise ?

User :   Well, i stopped excercising about 4months ago, but i started just light heartedly playing sports in the gym, but i don't think i can do any hard effort without getting that soreness in my leg, and also some chest the heart area
Doctor :  
User :   because i tried to run a mile pretty hard effort, and that discomfort started around the middle of the mile.
Doctor :   so you have pain in the calf muscles and feeling of generalized tierdness
User :   not the calf muscle, but my hamstrings has pain, and yes on the last one
Doctor :   is both legs hamstring affected or only one leg
User :   It is both hamstrings that are affected
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
may i know your height and weight?
User :   it is 5'6'' and 138, and speaking of weight i have increased a lot of weight i used to way around 122 with the same height....
Doctor :  
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well did you had any recent blood work up ?
User :   No, that was my next intention,
Doctor :  
to your height the weight is with in the range
Doctor :  
no issues with your weight for height
Doctor :   Get a complete blood count, routine urine analysis and blood electrolytes done.
Doctor :   yes you can take the Drenamin supplements
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also you need to take vitamin E supplements
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and vitamin D3 supplements
User :   he did give me multi vitamin-whole food energizer, and probiotics for the bowles
Doctor :   ok
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this needs to be taken for at least 12 to 18 weeks for the optimal effect to observe
Doctor :  
drenamin contains bovine adrenal extracts, it might cause some allergic reaction in few, watch out for that
User :   okay i will definitly do that, but on the issue of bowels...
User :   I am experiencing some leakage
Doctor :   this is after you started taking any supplements or was it present before only ?
User :   Well it was before, and it started up when i started going to play sports every once in awhile, it became more severe when i went for a few easy 5minute runs last week (monday/wed), but i discontinued the running...
Doctor :  
User :   and the leakage gets worse when i walk for longer distances
Doctor :  
along with the blood test you also take the Thyroid profile test
Doctor :  
in the mean time you can use tab Imodium before you go the exercise
User :   thyroid issue cause the leakage problem? and what does the tab immodium do?
Doctor :   yes if there is thyroid issues it can cause fatigue, muscle soreness, the discomfort in the heart and bowel leakage problems.
Doctor :   the cause for the bowel leakage is hyper motility of the intestines so the tab Imodium reduces the hyper motility of the intestine
User :   okay, that sounds great. Just two more questions i have, any tab imodium that u suggest as far as the name so i know what to look for? and are all the tests offered in reg health clinics?
User :   and one more, should i discontinue the probiotics? are all these medicines going to have a bad effect?
Doctor :   tab imodium is available as otc in most of the cities. don't consume more than one tablet per day, and you need to take the tablet only when you have a bowel leakage
Doctor :   all the tests are available in the reg clinics and the thyroid function tests are available in some of the centers only
User :   and understanding this leakage is from the anal, not urine leakage...
Doctor :  
bowel leakage means from anal only
User :   okay,
Doctor :  
also it would be better if you consult the same physician who suggested the probiotics so that you can get the tests done much easier
Doctor :  
regarding probiotics in what form you are taking them?
User :   uhmm, well it is a pill if that is what you mean?
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it is good for your bowel leakage
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you can continue them
User :   okay, thanks a lot for your time and your help
Doctor :  
is there any thing else i can help you with
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
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bye for now
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