I am kinda low on cortisol from an adrenalectomy of one gland in April. I've been on Cortef since the surgery, on a taper for 5 months.
I've been trying to learn about thyroid since I was dx'd in September w/Hashimotos. Believe me, it was quite the icing on the cake after having adrenal issues for 10 years, to finally get the surgery, and later to become Hypothyroid. Very frustrating, but I'm dealing with it, what else can I do?
So my question is if T4 supplements lower cortisol, do I need to up my Cortef? (i do need to get labs to see where I am) But then I've read that Cortisol can interfere with the conversion of T4 to T3. So I'm kinda caught in the middle.
How do thyroid people handle taking their thyroid medication if their cortisol is low and supplement with Cortisol, but that lowers the T4 conversion? Do I need to take T3? That is pretty much my question. Thank you.