Karen Posted July 15, 2012 Share Posted July 15, 2012 In a nutshell, in the past few years, it's been discovered that I have low cortisol, low thyroid hormones, and low sex hormones. Pretty much every endocrine level was low. I've tried just about every supplement and medication to supplement and/or address all three. After over a year of trying, I finally feel like my thyroid is well managed (Cytomel is the only med I could tolerate). After my thyroid levels kicked in, it seems my sex hormones seem to be more evened out even though I haven't had them re-tested in a while. My cycles were extremely irregular before and now they're pretty consistent (even had a 14 day luteal phase) so I'm quite confident about that. But, my adrenals still suck. I've been GF/DF for a few years now, ate very little processed food prior to my first Whole30 (I'm on day 23), get enough rest, try to minimize stress, etc. I'm following the circadian T3 method to try to better support my adrenals and am continuing to tweak it, but haven't seen any significant changes. My energy levels came back a little bit when finding the right thyroid hormone/dose, but my cortisol levels STILL suck. I'm dragging. I'm exercise intolerant. Being out in the heat for 10 minutes completely depletes me. I get a case of the zombies when I run out of energy. I want my life back. What else can I do, diet-wise or otherwise, to get them to kick in and start making enough cortisol for me to have my previous energy levels back? I know adrenals take a while to heal, but I'm going on almost 4 years despite doing everything I know how and it's getting really old. *Edited to add: Yes, I've seen a doctor about this. I have an awesome doctor - one foot in traditional medicine and one foot in non-traditional, but even she's pretty much out of ideas. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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