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How many of you CFS/ME patients have GHD?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Tired of being sick, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    or have never had your human growth hormone levels checked?

    If it is a high %age I will then believe that this is the root of most or all of symptoms..

    HGH is to humans as oil is to the combustion engine..

    I strongly suspect my levels to be low to absent

    I will have my results for HGH levels by august 7th 2014
     
  2. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    That is interesting you bring this up and my endo tested my HGH twice (by blood test) and both times it was low. He said there is a very elaborate, time consuming test which confirms if it is really low and this test is required by insurance companies (in the U.S.) before HGH shots can be given. I never pursued this test as he found I had thyroid issues and we decided to treat that first.

    I do not remember what the elaborate test is called but has anyone here done it and in regards to CFS diagnosis, is it worth the effort?
     

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