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I suspected back in January that I had adrenal fatigue (fatigue and many other symptoms caused by dysfunctioning adrenals) when my switch from Levothyroxine to NDT wasn’t as smooth as I’d hoped and my Free T3 was pooling in my blood (blood tests showed a high T3 even though I had an OK TSH and Free T4, which is a key sign of adrenal issues).
When I got the results back, they showed that I had elevated cortisol, adrenal fatigue, all day.
Following this, I attempted to lower the high cortisol using Holy Basil, then Seriphos, and other lifestyle changes such as encouraging good sleep, going to bed by 10pm, vitamin supplements etc. basically things that promote good adrenal health.
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Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, blogger, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. She has two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication.