Adrenal salt cravings stopped

I have underactive thyroid, I have symptoms of adrenal fatigue and have been tested for cushings and addisons both negative. I have had salt cravings for years, doc did my bloods and said I was low in vit d I was prescribed strong vit d 50,000 iu for 15 days, my craving stopped, I finished taking them and cravings come back........Has anyone had this happen??

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  • I have had salt cravings, but my Doctor just passed it off.

    I am now optimally medicated for my Thyroid and also on 5000iu of vitamin D3 a day,

    (so 35,000iu vit D3 a week)

    My salt cravings have stopped. I assumed my salt cravings were adrenal connected.

    Interesting you say your salt cravings went with a big dose of D3.

  • yes I had salt cravings but it was due to Pernicious Anaemia, Low B12, just wondered if Dr had checked your B12 levels, although as you say it went when you were taking Vit D sounds like that's what it is.

  • Hello Joanne,

    Welcome to our forum.

    I have suffered poor adrenal health and salt cravings.

    High cortisol levels have been associated with lower vitamin D levels and supplementing Vit D (& salt) can help failing adrenals.

    Both cortisol and Vit D are pro hormones made from cholesterol and elevated cortisol can use all the cholesterol leaving little left for the synthesis of active vit D.

    Apart from adrenal issues there are other reasons for not being able to utilise Vit D such as blocked VDR's, GI issues, not eating enough fats and genetic polymorphism.

    Many with auto immune disease need to supplement extra Vit D as I do but if using high doses it is important to take Vit D3 with Vit K2 which aid absorption in getting it where it is supposed to go and prevent possible Vit D toxicity (as described by Chris Kresser)...

    Flower

    Chriss Kresser Vit D role

    chriskresser.com/the-role-o...

    Vit D3 & Vit K2

    articles.mercola.com/sites/...

    Vit D toxicity is prevented with Vit K2 & Vit A

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/171...

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    Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

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  • Joanne, often the salt cravings come from a lack of mineral nutrients. THAT often is due to lack of stomach acid because the acid it needed to extract the minerals from our food.

    You can use betaine hcl or organic vinegar with meals.

  • salt cravings have so many causes, not just adrenal, cortisol..

  • Thanks, all results are fine been tested for almost everything, I do take supplements aswell. I didn't know about vit k2 So maybe I need to take that, and yes I do have gesture problems caused by my thyroid so I guess it's all linked. I might get some vit k2 thanks

  • Sorry forgot to say I think I have high cortisol as I'm always wired and overwhelmed with everyday life

  • Just done saliva test and sending to the lab on Monday, I have a new symptoms, my. Knees are like blocks of ice, I've read it's due to thyroid and adrenals too, anyone had this!

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