Series: My AF. Entry 5: Getting My Adrenals Tested Again

I suspected back in January that I had adrenal fatigue (fatigue and many other symptoms caused by dysfunctioning adrenals) when my switch from Levo to NDT wasn’t as smooth as I’d hoped and my Free T3 was pooling in my blood (blood tests showed a high T3 even though I had an OK TSH and Free T4, which is a key sign of adrenal issues). So, after my endocrinologist refused to test them, saying that he could tell by looking at me that they were fine, I tested them privately through Genova Diagnostics.

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When I got the results back, they showed that I had elevated cortisol, so adrenal fatigue, all day. Following this, I attempted to lower the high cortisol using Holy Basil, then Seriphos, and other lifestyle changes such as good sleep, going to bed by 10pm, vitamin supplements etc. basically things that promote good adrenal health.

I came off the Seriphos two and a half weeks ago, and feel pretty good, so I’m now retesting my adrenal function, to actually see how it’s doing. I’ve just ordered the test and I’m going to explain below how I’ve done so, so that others can do the same thing if they’re looking to check their adrenals.

As a reminder, this is where I got my Seriphos – Seriphos, Phosphorylated Serine, 100 Capsules – InterPlexus Inc

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Series: My AF. Entry 4: Eight Days Since I Come Off Seriphos

So, since finding out I had adrenal fatigue in January, I tried a few things like Holy Basil, to bring my high cortisol levels down, and then eventually settled on Seriphos, as it seemed to be doing the trick. Holy Basil didn’t feel like it was doing anything, but Seriphos helped my fatigue, poor stamina, stress levels, anxiety etc.

Two months on from taking one Seriphos tablet at bedtime each day, and I’m feeling a lot better. About 90% back to the old me.

This is where I got it from – Seriphos, Phosphorylated Serine, 100 Capsules – InterPlexus Inc

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Series: My AF. Entry 3: I’ve Been off Seriphos Adrenal Support for Three Days

So, since finding out I had adrenal fatigue in January, I tried a few things like Holy Basil, to bring my high cortisol levels down, and then eventually settled on Seriphos, as it seemed to be doing the trick.

Two months on from taking one Seriphos tablet a day, before bedtime, and I’m feeling a lot better. Not 100% better, but really well. This is where I got it from – Seriphos, Phosphorylated Serine, 100 Capsules – InterPlexus Inc

On Friday night, I went out for food and drinks, and well.. tipsy Rachel did not remember to take her Seriphos. So I forgot. I woke up the next morning feeling fine, however, so didn’t think much of it.

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Series: New Meds. Entry 6: Series: My AF. Entry 2: Five Months Into NDT: An Update on My Adrenal Fatigue and Underactive Thyroid

So, if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’m actually doing rather well! My thyroid levels are finally reading well, meaning that my on-going fatigue (which has been gradually getting better) is likely due to my adrenal fatigue, in the form of high cortisol. Rather than to do with my thyroid. 

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Series: My AF. Entry 1: My Adrenal Fatigue and Underactive Thyroid

Yep. I not only have hypothyroidism, but I also have adrenal fatigue. Ahh, it’s never-ending is it?!

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