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Post by Tee on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:04 am

I have had quite a week - only one mig Smile the first time that has happened in 5 yrs Mexican wave (and that was my fault for going to bed too late and not gettig enough sleep doh!)

I think this is due to a combination of things - the Botox has defiantly helped as things have been going down over the past few weeks. But I also spent some time with a Kinselogist and worked out some of my food and chemical allergies - we have removed wheat altogether and all chemicals in the house have now gone - been a bit of a learning curve on that front - but it looks like I have a syndrome called MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) http://www.multiplechemicalsensitivity.org/ And the removal all cleaning products, washing powders, shampoos etc has made a huge difference, I am almost down to normal size Smile I am now in the process of replacing them with mineral based ones Smile Might not be able to get off cleaning the bathroom any more lol.

I have also been taking a massive dose of magnesium, zinc and a pineapple enzyme. I have just added iodine to that list today. My tummy ache is down and I have so much more energy Smile

I have also changed my pillow to a Mediflow water based one and that has helped loads with the neck pain.

AND (as if there could be any more) I have taken the plunge and done the York Test - talked it over with hubby and he said it was worth the money to get my life back - so I have just drawn the blood off and am now nursing a sore finger lol - results in about 10 days - will be interesting to see if they come back with the same list as the Kinselogist has?????

It certainly has been a wow week Smile

Hope your all having a better week to?

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Post by Sarah on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:26 am

Oh wow, I'm so pleased for you!!! Long may it continue.

I've had the York Test done before. Will be interested to hear your results.

Look forward to hearing all your recommendations on cleaning and natural products in general - we can compare notes. Smile
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Post by whitzendJane on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:29 am

That is just brilliant news..I am so so pleased for you.
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Post by whitzendJane on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:50 am

Oh I have booked my Kinesiology for after the school holidays..the practitioner has been doing touch therapy on me for free as part of her ongoing training..I don't know how it works but I have felt much better..and that's despite a huge amount of stress I have been going through.

Am really looking forward to the Kineseology in September but have started cooking again and cut out anything remotely 'processed' . I heartily recommend Nigel SLaters 'Real Fast Food' ..not even beyond my fuddled brain..quick tasty and no rubbish food...it's helping.

I have cut out many chemicals already..I can't think of any nasties or additives apart from my last dregs of shampoo & conditioner..when they are done I am getting the stuff from the health food shop. Scrapped the shower gel..OH just thought..hand wash..ah back to soap then.

I am going for the supplements next Tee in light of your success. It can't do me any harm. I asked about the natural progesterone too..but you have to get it on the 'net', apparently cream form is best but it's fraught with difficulties as tracking the correct sort down is a problematic process...many out there are not worth having and even my kinseologist said she gave up in the end.

Going to go back over your other post to get the doses and brands of supplements you mentioned.

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Post by Sarah on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:11 am

I use the Dr Organics hand wash from Holland & Barrett, which I think is relatively OK. I find soap just too drying for my hands. I also sometimes use up natural shampoos as hand wash.

I've tried natural progesterone, but I'm a bit scared of it. It made me feel worse, so I stopped. Also, I think you are supposed to really reduce your xenoestrogen exposure right down before starting it, which I didn't do.

That book sounds interesting, Jane. Must look into it. Smile
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Post by Tee on Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:31 am

Oh that is brilliant news Smile - cannot wait to see how you get on - just one word of caution the supplements where worked out for me from the tests she ran - so you may find your lady finds others with you - but as you say they cannot hurt you - if you have enough then you just wee the access out - Apart from the Iodine, which I would say wait and see what she says as you can get that wrong if you over dose on it.

I love the idea of the book - going to look that up now - I have cooked more this week too Smile

Now why did I not think about Holland and Barrett!!! I was moaning today that it would be so nice to walk into a shop and get this stuff - going to have a look tomorrow. Smile

I have found a local supplier of '100% Pure' - its nice toiletry stuff all made from pure fruits, nuts etc.

I have also got some cleaning stuff from a company called 'Method' - the pink grape fruit kitchen cleaner gets a big thumbs up - not 100% sure about the bathroom cleaner, had a slight cough and tight chest after doing that - BUT I might have been activating the old stuff which is already on the surface, so i am going to give it another go.

Cosmetic wise I have found the mineral powder base stuff a bit messy to use and I felt a bit caked - I have just found a cream - so the jury is still out on that stuff - feel like a teenager again trying new stuff lol (Oh found a great deodorant too) i will get my head round all the brands tomorrow and post a list........


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Post by Sarah on Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:08 am

Holland and Barrett is a bit rubbish for a lot of stuff, but they do a few things like natural toothpastes, and the Dr Organic range.

I'm quite liking the Lily Lolo powder foundation. It's not perfect, coverage-wise, but I'm never going to be able to find an oil-free natural foundation that's the right shade. Plus my skin seems happy with it (I'm prone to spots). I'm loving my Green People lipstick - it's such a nice colour. Sooner or later I need to pluck up the courage to just throw out all my old make up.

Interesting on the Method cleaners. I haven't tried any of their stuff yet. Will await the verdict on the bathroom cleaner.

Just to update on the seaweed capsules, I definitely feel more human and less slug-like on them, but they do bother my stomach (which is why I stopped taking them before). I'm starting to think my stomach might just have to put up with them! Apparently iodine increases the stomach acid, so I think that is the cause.
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Post by whitzendJane on Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:59 pm

I used the method range and I find all their product brilliant..they smell great too and although expensive they last a long time and are frequently on offer.
May pop off to the health food shop today..we have a great independent one here.
Ah deoderant...need to get natural 'rock' one out. It does work on deoderisings but not on an anti perspiring level..

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Post by Tee on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:10 pm

Sarah - what moisteriser are you using with the Lily Loo stuff - i think it that that is causing my problem - the one i have is from 100% pure and i have put some of that on this morning and its very oily?

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Post by Sarah on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:25 pm

Oh yes, I sweat like anything with my crystal deodorant! Embarassed Laughing It does stop the smell though.

I actually don't use a moisturiser, as I'm very oily anyway. They say that you need to let your moisturiser soak right in before applying the powder foundation...
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Post by whitzendJane on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:08 am

I don't need moisturiser either for the same reason..but I find the mineral foundations cake up on me..they look fine when I first apply them the oil in my skin seems to effect them...tried different makes with same result.

They never irritate my skin but I soon look as though I have put them on with a trowel..even though I haven't.

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Post by Sarah on Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:54 am

Yes, I'm getting that effect later in the day too. Really it's just the best for me of a load of bad options (plus I'm fed up with spending loads of money on things only for them to be no good!) It'll just have to bloomin' well do! Very Happy
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Post by Tee on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:27 am

I am going to have another go with them - with on cream and see what happens - But I got a sample through from these today

http://www.naturisimo.com/products_other_samples.cfm?type=Samples%20makeup&samples=1&id=1144&buy=y

And so far so good Smile needed a bit more powder this afternoon, but not caked Smile

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Post by Sarah on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:49 am

Ooh, you are leading me into bad ways - that website looks great!! I'm currently looking at perfumes...
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Post by whitzendJane on Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:16 am

Laughing i'm looking too

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Post by Sarah on Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:19 am

I ordered the make up sample Tee mentioned, a perfume sample, a Lily Lolo foundation (I've only been using a sample), Lily Lolo concealer and a bergamot perfume.

Baaaaaaaaaad influence! Twisted Evil Laughing
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Post by Tee on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:12 am

Opppessss I love you

Wish we were closer we could have PJ party Very Happy

I have samples of the perfumes coming too - I also got the shampoo and conditioner from these guys - S.O.S. Dry Scalp Shampoo sample - smells ok a bit strong but its herbs, did not lather much, but hair felt clean. Not bad but going to try some others.

Also tried the John Masters Avocado Intensive Conditioner sample and that was nice Smile - smell was very relaxing, nice thick creamy texture - hair not as soft as normal - but over all not a bad one - going on the maybe list:)

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Post by Tee on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:16 am

oh yes deodorant - that will be Salt of the Earth Classic Deodorant, also from these guys -

http://www.naturisimo.com/products.cfm?id=738&type=Deodorant&bathandbody=1

No smell from it or me Smile I have not given it a 'good run' test yet lol (as if that going to happen) but I did clean with it on and no sweat Smile


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Post by akrohn on Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:27 am

What does the York test test for? I haven't heard of it & was wondering if they call it something different here in the US. I have heard that the method cleaning products are good, but I haven't tried them myself. Bathroom cleaner is the most offensive to me, so I would love to replace mine.
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Post by Tee on Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:39 am

The York test, tests for 113 food allergies / intolerances.

http://www.yorktest.com/

It is expensive, but it is backed by Allergy UK and Migraine Action.
I am not sure if they have it in the states, but there must be an alternative.

Yep - bathroom and kitchen spray cleaners are my BIG down falls, to the end that I have not cleaned the bathroom for 5 yrs (hubby does it) I will try the Method one again next week and let you all know how I get on Smile

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Post by whitzendJane on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:15 am

I have placed an order for Shampoo and conditioner..AND free samples of makeup too..woo hoo...

Did anyone ever mention a career in marketing to you Tee Very Happy Wink

Can't wait for postie to bring my contraband..yeahhhhhh

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Post by Tee on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:14 am

LMAO - marketing - what's that then - rings a bell Very Happy I should be on commission at this rate lol

Cannot wait to see how you all get on Smile

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Post by Chris on Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:43 am

to repeat the post title yeah its been quite a week.i drive buses for a living and had quite a few stressed journeys and havent been quite myself(far too many quites there already).been meaning to ask does amitriptyline dose 10mg taken before bed cause mood swings.got a lot of others stresses going on at home even though they are very important im not getting as het up there as i am at work.
just thought id ask,hope you all are keeping well.

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Post by whitzendJane on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:41 am

I'd be surprised Chris..I was upto 250mg of this drug at one point..traditionally it's an anti depressant but is used for migs and pain relief.

So the feeling would be it would help calm mood swings. It's been around for a very long time, so although it's one of the older style type drugs of it's type it is one of the most widely tested and documented.

10mg is a small dose ..in treating depression this wouldn't even be classed as a therapeutic level dose...75mg is the starting dose for depression but much lower doses can be effective at preventing migraines etc.

The main issues with this drug are drowsiness, constipation and interaction with other medications you maybe prescribed..but the doc would have checked these already.

I am no doctor obviously but I suspect your mood swings maybe more likely to be caused by the stress and or the migraines?? I dunno just guessing here. Some people have unusual reactions to all sorts of meds, whatever the cause/reason it sounds like you need to have a chat with your Doc just to make sure etc.
I dunno about you but I can have a terrible dip in mood before bedtime mainly because it's quiet and the time I have all my worries to myself to mull over all the stresses of the day???

I hope you get things sorted and life becomes more settled soon. Take care of yourself and let us know how you get on.

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Post by Chris on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:28 am

hiya. that dip you mentioned sounds about right.mood swings or not the addition of it seems to be helping(touches wood) . id rather be a grumpy so n so than be laid up a week with migraine.

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