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... that I only should if it upset my stomach as it sometimes does when taken on an empty stomach. I didn't know it helped with absorbtion. I take another 10mg of Dhea at noon and another cortef at 3pm. I seem to do very well and seldom feel tired or worn out since I have added DHEA to my daily regimen of pills. ... (3 replies)
... Sorry I don't have better news on DHEA for you, but it hasn't been very good experience for me. Most people do feel better on it so if you ever decide to try it, don't let me discourage you. ... (8 replies)
... Let me know if the DHEA works and if you start to feel better. ... (8 replies)

... I just picked up a bottle of DHEA at Costco, made by Schiff Nutrition Group. I really didn't research what brand would be best, ect, as I sometimes do. ... (10 replies)
... You might benefit from taking DHEA. Exercise capacity, lung capacity and immunity can all be increased if your DHEA is low. Anyone on cortisol replacement has very low DHEA so there is no question about you being low. ... (18 replies)
... Cortisol is an immune system inhibitor so taking more isn't the best idea. You should only increase meds when you have a fever or severe physical trama, otherwise you are actually slowing down your immune system. Some bacteria actually produce toxins that stimulate high cortisol levels thereby fooling the body into not attacking the it Adrenal insufficiency means you have... (11 replies)
... Hey everyone! :yawn: (I'm sorry this is sooooo long) I have a never ending fatigue, and stiff neck. This all started when I went through a series of stressful event (Got married, bought my first house, totaled my car, got into financial trouble, changed jobs) all within 6 months. The Fatigue started in Sept of 2005. I started to notice that I was yawning... (22 replies)
Thyroid adrenal?
Feb 24, 2006
... Anyway DHEA is an indication of your stress level, the way my doctor explained it to me was my body is fighting in the morning to make cotisol so my DHEA goes up because of the stress the adrenals are putting on your body. LOW Dhea can be a bad thing because your body isnt able to fight stress off. ... (20 replies)
... Hi, my name is Kevin...I'm 30/M, 183lbs, 5'11". I'm going to list some labs, hopefully one of you adrenal guru's can help me. I suspect I have some kind of adrenal problem. I've had low sex drive, fatigue, tightness in chest (I'm asthmatic but drugs havent helped me in a year of treatment), mood swings, irritable, some depression, low motivation, bad insomnia. Do I have... (5 replies)
Need Help
Dec 14, 2005
... When I increased my cortef by a few milligrams, I gained 5 pounds in one day! However, my headaches went away. My doc put me on 25 mg of DHEA becuase my levels were below normal, even before I first went on cortef. It doesn't seem to help with my weight now. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks for your help. I've always heard that Cortisol should double too. However, I've read that endos feel that anything over 20 is good, except that that is where mine started. My ACTH has ranged from 45-62 (Range 5-27) much HIGHER than normal. My DHEA-S is pathetic but the endo (supposedly a top doc) says there's nothing wrong with my adrenals. I tried to explain that... (9 replies)
... My low DHEA wasn't addressed until I complained of being tired even after starting thyroid treatment. Don't know of anyone checked for low DHEA before being diagnosed, but those I know of tested after are all low. ... (3 replies)
... This all is SO confusing. I have been dx'd with adrenal "burnout" or adrenal failure as my doc calls it. He says I don't have Addison's because I don't have adrenal antibodies. Dr. says it's pituitary related. Others with adrenal insufficiency have said their dose of 10-12 hydrocortison is way too low. I'm on 37.5 or cortisone acetate (equal to 25 <0r 30?> Cortef) and... (1 replies)
... this month. He recommended I take a supplement of DHEA but wouldn't guess as to why it was low. ... (7 replies)
Thyroid v. adrenal
Dec 12, 2004
... My dhea is high in relation to cortisol but I do not take any DHEA. What does all this mean. ... (6 replies)
... Hi I finally got a copy of my daughter's salivary cortisol and DHEA results. Here they are, I am anxious to see what you think of them because I really don't know much on interepting this kind of test. ... (6 replies)
... mour thyroid. As I was working through the issues with my thyroid meds, I wondered if I might have adrenal problems, too. I took a saliva test for cortisol and DHEA in August, 2004. Here's the results. ... (3 replies)
... day and 100 mg dhea every 8 hrs. It worked for a while along with the Wilson regime. My problem is that DHEA gives me massive yeast infections after a while so I have to lower the dose. ... (1 replies)
... I have been reading quite a lot of things that mention DHEA lowers cortisol. I dont know if that is true. If it is I dont think that is what I need. ... (1 replies)
... st of your ability and always stay informed of your disease. PS You probobly should not be taking so much DHEA. I am on the high end of what a person needs in DHEA and I normally take about 300 mgs of it and I have no adrenals at all. ... (2 replies)

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