Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sandostatin and GH update

It seems like I'm doing extremely well. I just had my 4th Sandostatin shot. Physically I'm finally starting to look like I did 10 years ago, I'm very excited! I still have some headaches but that may be related to my hypertension. I'm trying to keep my blood pressure controlled with prescription medication, but I've read some home remedies really work. I'm hoping to try a combination of garlic and calcium, or possibly the apple cider vinegar and see if I can get off the prescription meds.

I also talked to my primary care doctor about doing the shot in office. She refused in the beginning, but I just found out her husband and partner in the practice has done the shot before. They're going to start doing them for me starting next month so I don't have to travel to San Francisco!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

GH Level

I had another oral GH test. GH level is still about the same at 1.4. Need to have my IGF-1 checked again as well. My endo in SF changed again. This time when this dr gave me my shot he hit a nerve and it was painful. I'm not impressed with him so far. He doesn't seem to take me seriously, and takes 2 weeks to return messages. My first visit he asked if I could be seen by another endo closer to home, basically because he didn't have time for me. As if I would travel 3 hours roundtrip to SF every month if I didn't have to. Unfortunately my primary dr refused to do the shot, and the only other endo I saw closer to home I personally didn't like, and felt that he was unqualified to treat me. I'm tired of dr's who just don't seem to care. I asked my primary dr again if she'd consider doing the monthly shot. She said she'd consider it but I haven't heard from her in 2 weeks either.