I first started self medicating with ndt (thyroid s) 4 weeks ago and at first it was astonishing... depression and anxiety gone... exhaustion reduced a huge amount and the hard swelling in my throat that has been there for years went, went on the right hand side but still there on the right but much easier to swallow now. I stopped taking anti depressants, stopped taking sleeping pills and stopped taking muscle relaxants I was happy and have not felt that way for years... over 15 years. I increased dosage by 1/2 tablet a week but have crashed big time and feel absolutely awful, deep depression again. exhausted again but still sleeping without pills but hitting the brick wall between 2 and 3pm and sleeping then too. Blood pressure is good, much lower than before but fluctuating between 110/65 and 138/78 within minutes and 50% of the time it drops by 10-20 when I stand up and redo it. Heart rate is in 80-90 where as before it was 60-70 though it did get higher then dropped again when I started taking ferrous fumarate. I sent for the genova adrenal test and got results yesterday, been trying to figure it out since and very fog filled maze of a brain is not helping. As I am crashing every afternoon I expected cortisol to be low then but it is actually high then whilst the others are all in range. ?. Am I right in thinking this indicates adrenals are struggling a little rather than adrenal fatigue?
sample 1 25.8 range 7.45-32.56
sample 2 8.95 " 2.76-11.31
sample 3 11.01 " 1.38-7.45
sample 4 1.68 " 0.83-3.86
DHEA sample 1am 1.35 range 0.25-2.22
DHEA sample 3pm 0.63 range "
confused ( as always these days) as I didn't do any samples at those times???????
Oh heck I do hope I am making sense here and apologise if not... I assure you I am trying but brain doing warp speed and bouncing all over the place!
Just so down and in so much pain I felt like chucking all the vits and ndt in the bin and kicking myself for being so stupid as to think I could improve my health as false hope hurts like blazes GRRRR But I am NOT a quitter. but wobbling a mite.
If anyone can understand this and has any advise I would be soooo grateful, unsure what my next steps should be.