Can I take and is it benefitial to the take natural adrenal support whilst on Hydrocortisone? The T3 only regime I'm on has made my poor adrenals pour out non stop adrenaline. I feel so ill. My Endo is now on holidays for a month so he doesn't want to change my regime. My tsh has gone down to 18 from 78 in 12 days. My T3 has gone up from 2.7 to 4.0 (2.6-6.0). Thanks. Apologies I am so brain fogged.
Adrenal supports (zinc, Vitamin C, adaptogens) ... - Thyroid UK
Zinc and vitamin C would be fine, 15mg Zinc & 3x1000mg Vit C split over the day.
You might want to increase salt as well. A good adrenal cocktail is tomato or orange juice with added salt and cream of tartar. This has Vit C, sodium and potassium, which is great for adrenal support.
I wouldn’t take adaptogens with HC at the moment as they are unpredictable
I just read up on Vit C, it says it lowers cortisol. I've not had a saliva test as I take valium and now also Hydrocortisone which effects the results. But going on what I've read. I think I have low cortisol and the adrenaline rushes are because of the adrenal glands struggling under low cortisol. So I would need to bring it up? I have enormous stress in my life and have done for 5 years (no much longer that's a conservative estimate!) I dunno, reading everyone's results, they are high and low at all different times! So confusing when you're brain fogged.
Yes I know what you mean. I thought mine was doing well, but the T3 brought on the adrenaline rushes I think. I thought when I was trying to increase the T3, I was having over medication but now I think it was adrenaline rushes. I think I am low but how can I ever know? 2 weeks ago I would have said, I was doing well. Adrenals healed nicely but then of course I couldn't get to an optimal dose, so that's that theory blown!