Many of you regs know how poorly I have been for the last 8 months to the point of feeling suicidal (and still am). My private Endo (after tests) just put everything down to the fact that I am stressed and if I reduce that, my T3 will go up, my cortisol levels will drop and I will be hunky dory again, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Just because depression and anxiety is on my records from years ago he auto homed into that. He never even addressed my high antibodies.
I still CANNOT work out why I had about 5 brilliant days over the last bank holiday weekend. Considering how ill I have felt for a good 12hrs EVERY day for the last 8 months, they came completely out of the blue! I had energy, felt brilliant mentally, ate well (for a change), so did some chores and gardening. Then out of the blue (again), after a few of those good days, I went downhill and that is where I have stayed!
The only thing I can think of for going back downhill is that I overdid the chores and gardening after sitting around for so many months and it bumped my cortisol levels back up which I felt were coming down - I am just so frustrated and I want to know why I suddenly felt so amazing for those few days and why I now feel bad again I really thought after 8 months I had turned a corner
I hate taking anything to be honest and when I do I would rather take the minimal dose so not to add to my symptoms BUT I am looking for guidance on what I am currently taking, whether I am should be taking a higher or lower dose of each?
500mg Sainsburys brand slow release vitamin c
Natures Aid Vit B complex (B1 5mg, B2 5mg, Niacin B3 25mg, B6 5mg, Folic Acid 200ug, B12 5ug, B5 5mg, Biotin 75ug)
I found the site below because their supps are magnesium stearate free (which most arn't) but I thought the doses of each might be too high. What do you think?
1000mcg Methylcobalmin B12
1000mg Fish Oil & Omega 3
10mg Zinc Orotate
100mg elemental Swanson Magnesium Taurate
Swanson Holy Basil Leaf 400mg (just upped to 3 two to 3 times a day)
Fultium D3 800iu 1 twice daily
I do have some Swanson Soy Free sunflower Phosphatidylserine 100mg that I purchased for my adrenals but think I have only tried one. Anyone else tried them which helped reduce their high cortisol levels?
Also purchased some Pukka Wholistic Holy Basil as I wasn't sure the Holy Basil was working. Dosage is 9mg. Haven't tried them yet in case the dose is too high?