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    A few years ago I developed asthmatic like symptoms out of the clear blue. I went to a lung specialist and he said my IgE levels were high. I asked him what that meant and he said I was a highly allergic type person. He gave me some nasal sprays and that was it. I posted about it here, and "Trouble" one of our members told me to take a few things. I took quercetin, and some other things, but can't even remember what they were. Anyhow, slowly but surely my breathing returned to normal, and it stayed normal for a few years...until the past few weeks. I've had some bad days, although they're not as bad as before. Anyhow, at the same time, my eczema came back. I had atopic eczema when I was in my late teens. It hit me for maybe a year and then went away...I'm 60 now, and it has returned.



    O.K. here's my situation. I have been under an enormous amount of stress lately. There have been a few things that have been stressful over the last few years, and they still exist. Now there are a few more things that hit me, and it seems like as I got really stressed out, these two things started to happen.



    Lastly, my dog has a skin allergy, and it's really bad right now, so he scratches a lot. There's always dog hair to vacuum up, so I'm sure there's plenty of dog dander around also.



    Here's a little more to add. It's winter, and although I don't think I have SAD, I've always hated winter and feel somewhat "down" until Spring.



    So, it's winter, my dog's scratching like crazy, there's more stress than normal, and on top of all that, I was told to discontinue using Androgel, so I'm sure my testosterone levels are low.



    I can't do anything about winter(I can't move)...just have to wait it out. I'm taking my dog to the vets next week to get him his shots, I have to figure out how to reduce the stress(maybe go back to TM, listen to music and hopefully get more work to at least reduce the financial stress). I'm also too out of shape, so when I get back in shape, that will reduce the stress/guilt I put on myself, and hopefully work out some plan with my endo so I can go back on Androgel.



    So that leaves me with supps...what's out there that might help in any way? "Trouble" no longer frequents these boards, but I'm sure someone else has some ideas. Thanks.



    Jon

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    I get very down in the winter myself.



    Forcing myself to take walks has helped a good bit.



    Vitamin D can also be of some merit; dont forget the K that goes with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The450Man View Post
    I get very down in the winter myself.



    Forcing myself to take walks has helped a good bit.



    Vitamin D can also be of some merit; dont forget the K that goes with it though.


    You're referring to K=Vit. K? That's part of the problem. It appears I've been incorrectly diagnosed as a person who has produced blood clots(I did have one in '04), and old scar tissue was thought to be new clots. Anyhow, I've been on warfarin for 5 years, and was told to stay on for awhile longer while things are being checked. Hopefully I'll be off of warfarin in the near future. Until then, I need to watch Vit. K. Also, warfarin can cause arterial calcification, and larger doses of D can add to that problem...this is one of the "new stresses" that I was referring to.



    Jon



    ps...I was planning on taking walks in the park starting on Mon.as part of losing bodyfat...it is a great way to reduce stress also. Thanks

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