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General Update #5

General Update #5
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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).

So, after my endocrinologist refused to test them, saying that he could tell by looking at me that they were fine, I tested them myself online.You can find testing options here and here.

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.

I came off the Seriphos two and a half weeks ago, and feel pretty good, so I’m now retesting my adrenal function, to actually see how it’s doing. I’ve just ordered the test and it’s here now.

The test comes with everything you need, including instructions on how to complete it and how to send it back to them, so make sure to read this carefully.

An Adrenal Testing Kit

Do remember that you can keep up to date with my personal health journey via Instagram. My Instagram is updated with realtime updates and you’ll be able to follow along as and when everything happens over there!

Read the next blog in this series. 

You can click on the hyperlinks in the above post to learn more and see references to information given.

About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

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