October 31, 2018 at 10:38 am #6524
Does anyone have experience with taking ashwaganda (ayurvedic) indian ginseng to help recovery after removal of the tumor and adrenal gland? Some health practitioners are prescribing it to help with hormone balance and stress levels and am looking into getting it.October 31, 2018 at 10:43 am #6528
CSRF here – we definitely encourage discussion of all topics that can improve our post-surgery health and well-being, but I wanted to throw the little disclaimer in that we don’t endorse or recommend anything that doesn’t have solid science behind it.
That being said, I’ve also heard about ashwaganda from non-Cushing’s folks who have used it and an acupuncturist I visited a few times looking for relief. As a patient, I will also be curious to hear feedback. I’m interested in Holy Basil as well, as it is kept in almost every Indian household and used for “non-specific endocrine support”.
-LeslieNovember 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm #6541
Hi Leslie, I understand the disclaimer. I just want to explore some alternative treatments and hear what peoples experiences are. Has acupuncture helped you in finding relief? That is also something I am looking into… Holy basil I have never heard of but will definitely do some research on it! Thank you!November 9, 2018 at 4:25 pm #6547
Unfortunately I either did not stick with the acupuncture long enough or it didn’t work for me. There was too much going on already and the practitioner also wanted me to start on some herbs. I didn’t do a lot of research and my inclination to take MORE pills was basically non-existent. I felt it would be impossible to know which benefits or lack of benefit was related to this new layer of treatment and it wasn’t long before I was in a recurrence and fully committed to western medicine until it was under control.July 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm #6590dakotaindigoquiltsParticipant
Hi: New to the group. Had the sphenoidal surgery to remove an adenoma off of my pituitary. Surgery was not successful…. 6+ weeks later: Cortisol serum, urine & ACTH levels still very high. I still have Cushing’s. I started taking ashwaganda capsules 6/6/19. I don’t notice any difference thus far, as far as symptoms. Don’t know what my cortisol levels are, post 6/6/19 implementation of the supplement. Am to meet up w/docs & surgeon in July and will discuss their knowledge base on the matter. I will update with any new info. Please do the same if you have it. Thanks!April 22, 2020 at 2:53 pm #6659
Decided not to take ashwaganda because doctor did not recommend it in combination with all the other medication and possible complications coming from that… (although they do not really know)April 22, 2020 at 2:53 pm #7013
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