Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Endocrine and Frontal Lobe

I had my one month check up today from my last reexam. It was a great visit. I saw Dr. Steadman first, who went over how I've been with me and did some adjustments on me. My frontal lobe exercises were challenging for me over the past month, so we've scaled them back and made them more manageable for me. My balance has improved, but it can still be better.

I saw the nutritionist next. She went over my endocrine testing. My cortisol levels are on the low end of normal and my progesterone might be low depending on my cycle. We have to verify that before we know for sure. She's given me a supplement to try to bring up my cortisol levels and we will explore progesterone treatments as we find out more about my levels.

I saw Claire, one of the Brain-based Therapists, next. She went over my exercises and changed up my frontal lobe ones. My balance exercises will stay the same until the next month when I go back.

I'm excited about my progress and the prospect that my progesterone levels are what's causing me to be fatigued every day. If I can get on treatment for that and get more energy, it would improve my life. I'm excited to see if the improvement in my frontal lobe helps with eye fatigue, focus, and mood. Please pray for me to stay on top of my exercises!