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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.
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.
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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”.