I have recently had another adrenal test (3rd one now) which shows slightly high morning cortisol, and then the rest low. How should I go about treating this? Should I take nutri adrenal extra mid morning and early pm perhaps, or is this a bad idea? I genuinely am stuck at the moment with how to treat this. I'm due to have my thyroid panel re-tested on Friday, and have cut down by half as I was slightly over medicated (my FT3 was above range). I had palpitations but when I cut down, they went away. Now they're back - so I'm confused as to why! Perhaps I'm still taking too much, but I doubt it. I only take 1.5 grains.
I do NOT like Genovas graphs, as the graph shows my morning cortisol to be much higher than it actually is. It's only over by .4 but looks much worse than that! I had this last time too, where the graph seems exaggerated!
Also - I don't know if it would make a difference - but about half an hour before the second sample I swam for an hour. Could that have lowered my cortisol? I know cortisol increases during exercise, but drops back down again shortly afterwards. I understand that overall, exercise reduces cortisol levels (which I suppose is why exercise is good for stress!) I swim 5-6 times a week mid morning.
I know my DHEA is low, but it's actually improved as it's gone from 0.19 to 0.30. I'm taking DHEA again now, hoping I can raise this further.