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inf reg adrenal saliva test

hi i need some advice on what meds or vitamins i need to avoid when doing the saliva test for my adrenals.

my daily meds are....



vit c


avemys nasel spray (steroid)

loritadene (antihystemine).

if i have to stop using any of the meds how long before the start of the test do i stop.

any advice would be great thanks.

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I don't know the answer to your question but I dropped in to comment on your avatar. Is that a shettie? I lost my gorgeous little black and white one last year and I still miss her like crazy. She was SUCH a character.

I will comment on what I intend to do when I get an adrenal retest. I had the initial one done last Christmas when I was on nothing but the starting dose of thyroxine. I'm going to order another one soon to see if there is any obvious difference now I'm on NAX.

I will carry on my supplement/med routine as usual because I want to know what difference it is making and I already have the untreated, baseline test to work from.

I'm thinking for you too, carry on as normal as you want to know what your usual levels are on a day to day basis.

I'm sure someone with more experience will also comment.


thanks for replying,aww sorry to hear about your sheti,there lovely ponies i have two,i had five horses before being diagnosed with this horrable disease,sadly had to rehome them to much for me.

i was doing really well last year on the ndt i felt really well,but had a lot to deal with caring for my dad and now i am back to not feeling good again so iv ordered a adrenal test from geneva see what that is.


Are you having the test done privately eg Genova? If so, try calling them and they will advise. Usually, the leaflet that accompanies the test has some detail. From memory, I stopped my NAX, vitamin C and rhodiola rosea 48 hours beforehand. I'm not sure how critical it was to stop the vitamin C - it was just easier for me to do it that way.


hi thanks for replying,i have received the test kit yes avoid vit c and the nasel do do the test next week give it time get out my system.thanks




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