Hoping that the font of wisdom can answer this one for me
My cortisol saliva results were
Sample 1 Post Awakening 35.99 H range 7.45-32.56
Sample 2 (+ 4 - 5 Hours) 11.67 H range 2.76-11.31
Sample 3 (+ 4 - 5 Hours) 6.33 range 1.38-7.45
Sample 4 (Prior to Sleep) 4.31 H range 0.83-3.86
DHEA a.m 0.84 range 0.25 - 2.22
p.m 0.19 range 0.25 - 2.22
DHEA mean 0.52
DHEA:Cortisol ratio 0.023 range 0.015 - 0.150
I have Hashimoto's and am just switching from Levothroxine to NDT ; I am post-menopausal and from what I have read the DHEA is low and indicates that my adrenals are beginning to get "exhausted" but the cortisol is high ( I am virtually weaned off low dose citalopram ( SSRI) which I gather can raise Cortisol levels) so logically, I do not need something like Nutri Adrenal but...
I have orthostatic hypotension, my BP regularly drops more than 10 mm/Hg immediately on standing, which according to some, means I have adrenal exhaustion, so should take Nutri Adrenal.
I am looking at adaptogenic herbs and phosphytidylserine as recommended in Dr D-P's books but he doesn't really refer to what to do in my scenario.
Any ideas folks?