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Adrenal fatigue and low cortisol


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I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroid, hashimotos, and stage 2 adrenal fatigue with low cortisol and hormone imbalances. I am considering the sttm thyroid and adrenal protocol of starting on NDT and HC (hydrocortisone). After benzos, I am a weary to start another medication that needs to be weaned off. Anyone have personal experience with HC?

 

Benzos, the gift that keeps on giving :-/

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Please take a look at the website www.drlam.com  .  He has a lot of good information about all of your issues.  I had stage 4 adrenal fatigue and have borderline Hashimoto's.  I used hydrocortisone at firs,t only to help stabilize the adrenal fatigue.  I stopped it after a few months though.  The hydrocortisone plus a poor immune system, may have led to systemic candida (fortunately now improved).  I had AFS even before benzos.  Several medical professionals told me that inflammation is at the root of Hashimoto's and I stopped gluten and am trying to improve my immune system.  It's all so complex but, I've been able to keep getting better.  Hope this is helpful.
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If you really have adrenal insufficiency then HC may absolutely make you feel better. Cortisol is our anti-stress hormone, but during withdrawal your CNS/ANS/SNS is very sensitive so corticosteroids may make you feel restless, agitated etc.
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Thank you, BurnedOut and cottonbrains. Very helpful. They site Dr.Lam a lot on sttm. My pain and fatigue is getting worse and worse. I can't live like this. It's unbearable. I need help.  Think I am going to start the sttm thyroid and adrenal protocol.
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