General Update #3

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So, since finding out I had adrenal fatigue in January, I tried a few things like Holy Basil, to bring my high cortisol levels down, and then eventually settled on Seriphos, as it seemed to be doing the trick.

Two months on from taking one Seriphos tablet a day, before bedtime, and I’m feeling a lot better. Not 100% better, but really well. This is it – Seriphos, Phosphorylated Serine, 100 Capsules – InterPlexus Inc

On Friday night, I went out for food and drinks, and well.. tipsy Rachel did not remember to take her Seriphos. So I forgot. I woke up the next morning feeling fine, however, so didn’t think much of it.

Then on Saturday night, I forgot to take it again, but woke up yesterday morning feeling fine. So last night, I purposely didn’t take it, to see how I felt on a more typical morning – a workday morning.

Well, I feel fine! I can’t tell the difference between having had my Seriphos and not. So I am assuming that my high cortisol has come down at least a bit. I’ll need to have been off it for two weeks before I can re-do the adrenal saliva test to really see.

I say I feel fine in that, before I started on any adrenal support, and my cortisol was at its worst in the morning, I really struggled. I struggled with stairs, with walking to the tram stop, and had hot sweats, flushes and generally felt pretty unwell. The past three mornings, having been off the Seriphos, I don’t have any of that, like when I was taking the Seriphos.

I’m now going to impatiently wait for another 11 days or so to pass, before I can re-test my adrenals and find out. I’m also anxious that it might have gone up, but going by how I feel, that’s probably unrealistic. I’m a bit silly sometimes.

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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Rachel Hill, Thyroid Patient Expert and Advocate, blogger and author, has Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, with relevant qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, whilst also currently studying  Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Reflexology and more. She has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community.

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