Thychamp, like Jackie, I can’t answer all your questions, but I did want to make a couple of comments as your story is very similar to mine. Fortunately, though, I had resolving asthma symptoms as my “short-term” marker that the grain-free/dairy-free diet was working for me. What did not get better right away, though, were the fatigue and the endocrine issues. In fact, I’m still working on them…. (18 months on the diet). One thing I’ve learned from my research is that you have to treat the adrenals first. Without functioning adrenals, all the other sex hormones down the biochemical pathways are compromised.
Two interventions in my case have made a huge difference in how I feel. The first was Vitamin A supplementation which helped with the skin issues. The second was high-dose Vitamin C. I have never had a more positive reaction to anything I have tried than I had with Vitamin C. You can find out the dose you need by doing a Vitamin C Flush (http://www.perque.com/test/dev/uploads/How%20To%20Do%20A%20C%20Flush_v2.pdf). I started out needing 25 tsp. of Vitamin C per day, but have now reduced that to 3 tsp. I felt like I was on an adrenaline rush when I took the Vitamin C, and I could judge that I needed to reduce the dose when I started not being able to sleep! Vitamin C and B-5 are two of the vitamins needed for proper adrenal functioning. It may be worth a try for you.
Btw, you don’t have to fly down to Sugar Land. Dr. Osborne will “see” you by phone.