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Thanks Hormoneman!

Yes, Hydrocortisone, compounded. I knew it had a relatively short half-life, but not that it could be as short as 1 hour. I'll ask my MD about what you suggest. In the meantime, I do have several strengths available to me (she wrote separate 5, 10, 12.5 and 15mg rx's for me some time ago), so I can space the same overall dosage more evenly through the day. I most recently moved some to suppertime and sleep a bit more soundly. (i.e. reduced early AM awakenings)

On the thyroid meds, I have kept a "well-being index" in the past, especially anytime while adjusting steriods or Armour, I've also kept a temperature index (like Dr. Rind's). I haven't been to the Thyroid forum yet at all... I'll visit.

I'm not taking salt water with the Florinef, but my salt cravings have diminished. I still salt my foods and will sometimes crave salty snacks. I used to not salt at all, listening to conventional wisdom. Question - just drink salty water? Before taking Florinef, I would mix a little lemon juice and stevia into salted water... is that reasonable? Yes, I will pick up some sea salt... I do have some pickling salt (pure) that should tide me over a couple days until I get to the store.

Yes, my DR has tested my hormones pretty regularly. They've gradually come up to low-normal range.

Re. the Pregnenolone, she's pulling me back gradually on that. AM Serum cortisol was 4.9 (range 4.3-22.4) on my last bloodwork.

(p.s. My neurotransmitters have all been bottomed out as well.)

Thanks for the advice, Hormoneman. I'll visit my MD a bit better informed in 2 weeks. Anyone else see anything out of whack?

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