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I know members here have used the CT3M method successfully, and I'd love to hear about your experiences.

I managed to wean myself off Medrol (prescribed for adrenal fatigue in late 2011) about a year ago. HC never worked for me as it metabolised too quickly. I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue based on blood and 24 h urine analyses, but never saliva as the Hertoghe doctors don't use that method.

I am currently only taking 250 mg of adrenal cortex extract every morning and, although I am functional, I believe there is room for improvement. Also, I'd like to wean off all adrenal support one day if at all possible. As far as I know, my adrenal glands are not dysfunctional (unlike my thyroid gland, destroyed by Hashimoto's), just exhausted. My cortisol levels in blood and 24 urine were in range, but suboptimal, according to my doctor. Therefore, I hope my adrenal glands will regain optimal function one day, but I don't think that HC or Medrol is the way to go; sure enough, Medrol made me feel better, but only replaced some of what my adrenal glands were not doing, not really healing them. Now that I've finally managed to wean off Medrol (I tried unsuccessfully twice before finally managing it a year ago, after more than four years on it), I would hate to go back on it.

I have now ordered a saliva test myself (which will test not only morning cortisol levels but also sex hormones) and, if the results show I have low morning cortisol (which I suspect), I plan on starting the CT3M. I am already on NDT (although the fact that I need high doses of it seems to indicate that I do indeed have an unaddressed adrenal problem), and I feel it's easier to wake up 1.5 hours before normally rising to take NDT during the summer months when it's already daylight now would be a very good time to try it.

From what I've read (and I also have Paul Robinson's book), the CT3M seems to work for pretty much caveats. Another reason I'd love to try it and see if I can rid myself of adrenal support once and for all.

Therefore, any input from members having successfully (or unsuccessfully) tried the CT3M would be most welcome.

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Hi - I am just starting out on CT3M. I was on 100mcg Levo only, no HC or other adrenal support. I have added in 6.25mcg T3 according to the CT3M protocol. I'm only on day 3 but I do feel sharp this morning which is unusual as I've been feeling exhausted in the mornings. I'd be happy to stay in touch with you as this progresses.


Yes, please do:-)


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