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. 

Yep. I not only have hypothyroidism, but I also have adrenal fatigue. Ahh, it’s never-ending is it?! I was kept not properly treated for my hypothyroidism for so long, because I was put on a thyroid medication that didn’t work for me, Levothyroxine, a T4- only medicine, which contributed to my adrenals struggling. You can read more about how this occurred here.

I started taking Seriphos once a day for my high cortisol (taken at night), as recommended by various sources e.g. STTM, and it has been helping. There was this one day I forgot to take it and felt awful!

Seriphos, Phosphorylated Serine, 100 Capsules – InterPlexus Inc

People in a few support groups I’m part of on Facebook said to take it for three month stretches only, and then take one month off. It’s been two months so far, and my plan is to take it for another one, then retest my adrenals again, using Genova like last time.

I will need to be off my adrenal support (Seriphos) for at least two weeks, though, before doing my adrenal stress profile test, so I will be doing the test in about six weeks.

I have read James Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue book and it was enlightening. It includes things I can do to recover from adrenal fatigue, such as changes in diet, supplements, meditation, staying calm and avoiding stress etc. and I’m relieved to see that I am already doing quite a bit of what he suggests.

I’m nervous that when I come off it for a month, I will feel bad again, but I have my holy basil left over from before, that I guess I could use, which is better than nothing at all, if I really feel unwell from suspected high cortisol, still.

My thyroid test results still read well, and I am on 2 grains of NDT a day. I feel optimal and I feel pretty good. I love NDT. It’s given me my life back!

You can click on the hyperlinks in the above post to learn more and see references to information given.

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-Rachel

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