Thank you for your lengthy response, never too lengthy for me as I like the feedback. The last fast I did was about two and a half years ago and I just kept getting weaker and weaker, shortly after that I realized I had adrenal fatigue. My adrenals were shot, couldn't get out of bed for a couple of days, had diarrhea in a way that I'd never experienced so I knew something was really wrong. Anyway, I took HC for a while but did find that medrol worked much better and one dose to start the day carried over twenty-four hours. HC leaves your system so quickly and it doesn't work well for some people. But of course we both want to wean from those and heal naturally, so that is a moot point now. I will start the hot-cold showers, though with a low body temp. I don't know how it will be. Twenty years ago I swam in the ocean when it was 57 degrees, but the last few years I have not even gone in the water in summertime when its ten degrees warmer or more. But I think that it might get easier quickly once I do it. Do you currently take thyroid meds? I take armour; it would be great to get off that as well.
It is great you are sleeping well, sleep will heal adrenals better than anything.