Hi there, Thank you for your reply.
I have not done a follow up test.
I do have a history of hypoglycemia but it could never be found in a blood test.
Interesting that I just started glutamine between meals, I'll add the b6 into it.
I'm also on half a grain of armour. Thyroid is normal. But doesn't 'feel' normal.
I have pregnenalone, and have used it but only when I was on hc and I didn't notice anything.
The adrenal cortex supplements were never enough, only hc significantly helped. Anytime I take adrenal cortex I break out on my chin.
I have testosterone. Haven't started it yet.
I went off hc for several reasons. One being tension, the hc seemed to keep held in my body. My muscles were too tight. I had to start counter acting with diazepam, low dose 5 mg about 2-3 times a week , sometimes not even that frequent.
I can't afford the $300 saliva test every 3-4 months. I aslo don't have health insurance but qualify for a city program. The program changes my doctor 3-4 times a year. Each time I have a new doctor it is an arduous process to convince the doctor that the low dose of hc is not dangerous and that I need it. I got tired of ignorant doctors that wanted me to go off it. I had to to fight to stay on it.
I've been to good doctors , they are the ones that prescribed the hc. They had no problem with it naturally, as they were well educated in adrenal fatique and very pricey. These new out of school doctors working at the low cost services are .. not privy to adrenal fatique and believe anyone taking hc long term is dangerous.
Furthermore, my blood Sugar started to increasingly get worse, a side affect of hc. I went into prediabetes even though I had good muscle mass, no diabetic history and eat healthy - no sugar, low wheat, etc.
I was resting a lot and went off the hc to see what it would do. Now my body has changed, I do have more fatique, but my blood Sugar is much more manageable. On hc, I had to eat all the time.
When my rest time ran out, the fatique came back. It's amazing what a low pressure, all you can sleep lifestyle can do. Unfortunately it couldn't last.
You make me wonder if I have to get back on the hc. I battle with being codependent on drugs because of my belief that every imbalance is from an unhealed/denied emotion we don't want to feel/face.