I did the cortisol/dhea testing.was surprised (because i expected too low levels)to find have v high morn cortisol;29.7(how does that compare w other people on here?)the next 2 samples were normal;5.9 and 6.2.Then bedtime was bit high;3.3.Total cortisol 45.1.
I took the samples on a rather stressful morn and (unusually)i had suffered a bit of insomnia;so hadnt slept enough(which affects my health v badly).I wasnt sure therefore whether i shouldnt have used those samples(and do them again on a more 'normal' day)but just sent them anyway.
Do these results suggest that i do not have adrenal exhaustion(or at least not in sevete stage)as i am producing plenty of cortisol?it says on the lab report that i have 'Resistance Stage2-Maladaptation:a relatively rare scenario.which,it says,gen indicatesa state of long term stressors depleting adrenal reserves in the face of an acute stressor causing an excess cortisol response.'Oh dear,doesnt sound good.does this mean i dont need hydrocortisol?or what about adrenal glandular extracts?i was thinking i'd need one of these.I want to make sure my adrenals are suported before start ndt,perhaps.
I have read recently ,on a post,about supplement Seriphos which encourages pituatary gland to stop send signals to adrenals for more cortisol production.So i am think of try that ,at least..
Oh,also dhea levels are low;am:0.42,and pm:0.24(v low).so would this indicate need supplement dhea?Thanks