I saw dr peatfield in 2013 who diagnosed adrenal exhaustation and i started taking nax. Felt better until 2015 when i crashed and slept forever. My thyroid always been bordeline underactive and t4 low. Sorted out all my vits such as d, b12, folate etc and these are now optimal. At time of crash i aslo started taking ndt. For last 2 months ive felt awful.did private test and t3 too high so have stopped ndt. My cortisol blood test last week at time of 2015 crash was 189 range 171-536.
Last week cortisol blood was 105 range 171-536.
My iron was high and i dont take supplements so i think candida has taken over again.
Gp has referred me to endo urgently. My question is have the supplements just stopped working now. Are my adrenals too far gone? If so i believe next step could be steroids which im not keen on coz of side effects.
I was going to do a cortisol saliva test but ive heard that endos will ignore it.
Im just about hanging in there. Im exhausted and struggle to wake up in mornings.
Ive suffered with this for over 20 years and can sleep for hours on end.it isnt as bad as that just yet but its heading that way again.
Would be really grateful for any advice