Thyroid UK

How to deal with cortisol out of kilter

I am endeavouring to help some folk on the Mental Health Support section of HU. A fair number of them are saying their sleep pattern is all over the place, ie not able to go to sleep until 4am. I'm presuming they don't have Hypo/Hashi's although I do recommend they ask their GP for as many blood tests as possible. How is one meant to get cortisol at the correct levels through the day and night?

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My pharmacist says that some Hashimotos peeps may have trouble sleeping if they take their evening dose after 6 ( eg later ) ??

I rarely have trouble sleeping !

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Thanks Avidreader. I'm talking here about people who haven't been diagnosed with hypothyroid. Although they obviously may have an endocrine problem. How is one meant to get cortisol levels sorted?

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Short synacthen test I think, also had mine tested privately along with DHEA. NHS Endoknob ordered the SST and the low cortisol was never mentioned.

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My doctor recommended Cortisolv to balance my high cortisol. It's an herbal formula & gentle. I'm in the US & don't know if it's available in the UK.

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Thanks, that's very helpful. G2G2

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Hope it helps.

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Hi G2G2, could you PM me please with where you get Cortisov, who makes it and what it contains please? I'm in the UK and can't find a product like it. So appreciate your post as my sleep is all over the place!

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Just to add that in my opinion cortisol should be tested before taking NAX etc., this type of product does not suit everyone as I've found out.

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