I stopped taking Nutri Adrenal meds last June as I felt my adrenals had healed. (seen by Dr Skinner and Dr Peatfield) I felt great for 7 months and had been taking 3 grains Erfa & 25 T3.
In January I went down hill after starting to do some exercise and many of my old symptoms have come back. - Really fatigued all day, poor memory, bad skin, constipated. In the end I had to stop taking the T3 as I felt i couldnt tolerate it anymore. Feeling really wired and tired at the same time.
I am now on just 3 grains Erfa and still feel terrible. I thinks its my adrenals again, although when Ive looked at some of the tell tale signs for adrenal fatigue, they dont look so bad. Temps 36.4-36.9, blood pressue on standing is higher than sitting, eye pupil reflex a little erratic but not as bad as it once was. I am reluctant to spend another £80 on a saliva test, so my GP said he would do a 24 hr urine cortisol test. Not sure how this will compare to the saliva test but its worth a go.
It could also be that I'm not taking enough Erfa as 3 grains without the extra T3 I was taking may not be enough. (I have no thyroid at all)
I had some bloods done on Wednesday -
TSH <0.05 (0.5-4.7)
T4 16 (9-24)
B12 1560 (180-1130) High - will stop taking my B12 now
Folate 17.4 (3.0-20.0)
Ferritin 134 (15-300)
Lab wouldnt test my T3, even though it was requested.
These results are similar to one I had done last October - I felt good then so thats why I think my adrenals are weak again.
Would appreciate any help with this.