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I thought this might be a good conversation.  Being in healthcare for 38 years, I am always leary about this topic.  Yet I know there are things out there that might very well help us.
 
We had a networking meeting today and the subacute rehab I work for.  Anyways, I met an  actual Dr. of Napropathy.  I actually said to her, well I know alot of women with breast cancer that would like to talk to you.  So Im gonna schedule an appointment with her.  What things should I bring up?  This is our chance, her networking worked and got my attention.
 
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Nicki - I am really curious about what supplements are really benficial to take to stay healthy, prevent aches and pains, help with HF etc.  I take so many and beginnig to wonder about the benefits - are they really helpful or is it just "placebo" effect.  Supplements are so expensive, so if we are going to take them, are there better ones than others.
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Nicki since I had my blood tested for my Vit. D levels and they were so low....I had been taking a very well known vit d supplement about 1200 m a day and it makes me suspect of the supplement.......how do we know what we are getting in a supplement........if it really has the levels of medicine it says it does????? and are there certain brands of supplements that the dx feels are really good...........think this tread is a really good idea......thanks Shokk

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Now you know, I absolutely dont have the answers to any of these questions.  I am as curious as you are.  I will call this Dr. of Napropathy tomorrow and set up an appointment for next week.  Its going to interesting what she has to say.  Im especially curious about hot flashes and natural stuff that can help us sleep.  I making a list, reading it twice, gonna make sure we get our answers!
 
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Good idea Nicki.  Thanks for doing this.

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I never heard of a Napropathy doctor...is that a doctor who sleeps a lot?

Just kidding! Is it a Naturopathic Physician with an M.D.?

I  would like to know more about treating Triple Negative Cancer, and have always thought it should NOT be categorized as a true "Breast Cancer", and also wonder if it's origin lies elsewhere in the body.

Just an observation from all the reading and research.  I suppose, since I am not a medical professional, it's likely the doc's know more than I could possibly ever understand or know.  It's such a weirdo breast cancer, however, and I find it's mysterious ironies to be quite interesting.

Thanks again, you're great!

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Ohhh! great idea Nicki. I too would like to know about natural meds for sleeping and fighting SE of Arimidex or Tamoxifen or any other gifts the beast has left us.
Thank you for checking this out for us!
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Thought I would share something with all of you.  We have a "Compounding Pharmacy" here.  A friend suggested that I go there for their vitamins.  This pharmacy checks out all their vitamins and they carry a brand, which I bought and can't remember the name.  I remembered that the oncologist and the surgeon kept telling me to get a "good vitamin".  Apparently most are not checked by FDA for quality standards and most vitamins truly do not have the amounts of vitamins that the packaging says that they do.  I paid something like $37 for this bottle of vitamins.

If anyone would like the name of these so you can check them out, I'll be glad to share.  I don't take many other supplements though.  I know you can buy these vitamins on the web but you have to pay shipping  so I just get them locally.

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I dont know if I would call a napropath an MD!  I really dont kow much about them, other than they are into alternative treatments, vitamins, relaxation, herbs - that kind of stuff.  So this will be a learning experience for me as well as all of you.
 
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Hi, guys.  The doctor in question is a doctor of Naturopathy.  And no, there is no "AMA" of ND's to certify them.  ANYbody can call themselves one.  Scary thought, isn't it?  The best you can do is to check out their credentials and make sure they graduated from a certified school and are working with, perhaps, a good hospital.

My onc is at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  He is awesome, and so it their Complimentary Medicine department.  A Naturopath is standard issue, there.  ANNNNNND, I think Gina is going to start a CAM forum.


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