I have been on Thyroid-S for the past year and doing really well on it; actually better than on Armour and Erfa. Given the price of prescription NDT drugs, and all the problems in recent years, I was happy to have found a very good and reliable alternative available OTC.
Earlier this year, I also managed to wean off Medrol for adrenal fatigue (prescribed by doctor) after more than four years. It seemed I no longer needed it, but did fine on supplements containing adrenal glandular only. The aim has always been to wean off the supplements eventually as well.
I recently switched to Adrenaplex (list of ingredients see below) as it contains not only the highest dose of adrenal complex that I have seen in any OTC product, but also DHEA and pregnenolone that I have been taking separately so far, plus licorice which is supposedly great for adrenal support. Given the consistently great reviews, I could not imagine I would not do great on it.
However, since going on it, a couple of weeks ago, I have noticed a change in symptoms for the worse. I feel more hypothyroid, and have had to add a whole grain of Thyroid-S; without much improvement so far. I feel cold, sluggish, forgetful, more tired and can easily sleep for 10-12 hours a night (whereas 7-8 hours used to be enough).
I don't know if it's a pure coincidence that all this started when I went on Adrenaplex; I mean, how could there possibly be a connection...?
However, this morning, I felt so tired that I took a pill of Medrol (4 mg) and, sure enough, after an hour or so, I started feeling better, no longer cold, more energy.
I don't know if the sudden change in outside temperature (until recently, it was like summer and now, it's very cold for the season, more like late November-early December, at least here in Belgium) could account for this (for instance, adrenal fatigue getting worse when it's colder outside, meaning OTC products no longer are enough), or could Adrenaplex (something in it) cause me to start feeling hypothyroid, after feeling really great on Thyroid-S for a year...? I realise it sounds strange, but the decline in my health was so rapid (I could feel the change in 24 hours), and I was still on the same batch of Thyroid-S...I really hope it has not been reformulated as well, after all the problems with Erfa, Armour, etc.