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.

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.

Then on Saturday night, I forgot to take it again, but woke up yesterday morning feeling fine. So last night, I purposely didn’t take it, to see how I felt on a more typical morning – a workday morning.

Well, I feel fine! I can’t tell the difference between having had my Seriphos and not. So I am assuming that my high cortisol has come down at least a bit. I’ll need to have been off it for two weeks before I can re-do the adrenal saliva test to really see.

I say I feel fine in that, before I started on any adrenal support, and my cortisol was at its worst in the morning, I really struggled. I struggled with stairs, with walking to the tram stop, and had hot sweats, flushes and generally felt pretty unwell. The past three mornings, having been off the Seriphos, I don’t have any of that, like when I was taking the Seriphos.

I’m now going to impatiently wait for another 11 days or so to pass, before I can re-test my adrenals and find out. I’m also anxious that it might have gone up, but going by how I feel, that’s probably unrealistic. I’m a bit silly sometimes.

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-Rachel

About Rachel Hill, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), as well as having Adrenal Fatigue and experience with Depression and Anxiety Disorder, Rachel Hill blogs at theinvisiblehypothyroidism.com to help others, covering all aspects of what it’s like to have these conditions. Rachel is one of the many faces of thyroid disease and she’s passionate about helping those with hypothyroidism and giving them a voice.
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