I'm posting this to several forums to try to get some advice. I'm treating my adrenals in advance of treating my thyroid, in the hope I might not need to do the latter. Following a saliva adrenal stress test through Dr Sarah Myhill in the UK (where I live), I've been supplementing with 20mg DHEA and 10mg/1ml hydrocortisone cream for about 4 months. I'm 58, with ME and post menopausal, I'd not had a period for 5 years. Since starting the supplementation, I've had 3 periods, with increasing, er, volume! This current period is extremely heavy with lots of cramps and has really wiped me out.
I'd like to hear from anyone else if they've had the same experience. Am I taking too much DHEA? I'm wondering if I should drop the DHEA to 10mg. With the ME, I really feel that I can't handle heavy periods again, and I also wonder how long they'll go on for. I'm dreading the same again in a month!
I should point out that I'm not a patient of Dr Myhill's, though I am following her advice based on my test.
Thanks in advance.