I had a saliva test done by Genova and it indicates high cortisol on all four occassions DHEA is 0.12 (0.05-0.32).
I was put on Ashwaganda, 2 x 500mg magnesium, phopsatidyl serine, b6, b12, iron, taking also vit D 4000 units (levels are good). Added holy basil to the mix yesterday. I feel really tired, massive brain fog that makes me unable to work, have issues sleeping and I wake up at 4 am or later (2 months now).
I see that stress exarbates everything. Been reduced/stopped 3 grains NDT in July and restarted after 1 month on 3 grains again. Nothing feels quite right the way I feel fluctuates throughout the day massively and it just hits me. Stress makes it 100% worse. Considering SSRIs at this point! Also melatonin or Ambien did not work.
Estrogen and progesterone are both low. Was prescribed hrt for them, but a bit hesitant if I should take them...anyone with any advice...? Thank you