I have very high morning cortisol. I wake with my heart racing around 3 am every morning. I have no known stressors other than I am not optimal on my thyroid medication.
I have had a hysterectomy and use compounded estrogen cream. I don’t tolerate progesterone. My DHEA levels are almost non-existent. My doctor has approved me to use DHEA (5-10 mgs) daily, but he was wish washy about it and said it coukd increase anxiety, which I can get from low thyroid.
Would DHEA help bring down the high cortisol? Is it better to just concentrate on the thyroid first? Any experience or knowledge anyone has to offer would be appreciated?
I am in the U.S., so I can easily and legally use it