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A 40-year-old female asked:

diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and hashimotos. recently referred to metabolic clinic. plasma amino acid results: low glutamic acid, low proline, and no hydroxyproline. any recommendations for further tests, tx or diagnodid? thank you.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Glutamic Acid: Proline and Hydroxyproline are all common amino acids usually associated with growth! I have NO IDEA what these findings mean in the setting you describe! Perhaps it would be best for you to consult the Health Care Professional who ordered the tests!! Wish I could be more helpful! Perhaps a homeopathic physician would be your best bet? Dr Z
Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Additional tests: I'm not sure if these have already been done but you could also get an allergen panel and testing for gluten insensitivity/celiac disease. Metabolic testing is probably the last area that's unexplored, which is usually the case in the scenario you're describing. Hope this helps

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