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Starting on Cortef


After nearly a year of just getting worse and trying under Dr P and Dr S, T3 only, levo and armour, I now off all thyroid meds and have just taken my first 2.5mcg of cortef.

I saw Dr P for the second time last week and he agreed that although my ASI test are ok and also all his tests I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue (constant dizzy, nausea, jumpy, intollerent to being around other people even husband and kids and the rest!) He has told me to trial cortef starting 5mcg moving to 20mcg a day. I hope this will finally be the magic pill!

I'm also going to start paleo diet in 2 weeks I want to give cortef time so if I get any results I know the cause. I will also be taking anti fungals as my candida is very high. And I will be movIng back on to t3 only when Dr P advises me.

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Wow! Any idea why the previous adrenal support hasn't worked for you?



I tried NAX upto to 5 a day a felt nothing at all. I did the CT3M and didn't notice any improvements. I really don't know and but Dr P says hopefully cortef should help! Out of all the thyroid meds I would say T3 was the bettter one. I have normal bloods but on the thyroid urine test my T3 is almost nothing!


Ooops sorry my stupid phone!!


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