Symptoms of low cortisol
The following STTM copyrighted list, also found in the revised STTM book with more detail, is a compilation of symptoms experienced and reported by patients with known adrenal issues in groups associated with Stop the Thyroid Madness.
These symptoms may point to high cortisol, low cortisol, or often a combination of both.
These can also be found or exacerbated while raising natural desiccated thyroid or T3 and can occur at low doses of desiccated thyroid or T3, or waited until the patient got as high as 3 grains and more. They are in no particular order, and you can have some and not others:
If you have any of the above, it is highly recommended that you confirm sluggish adrenals with the Discovery Steps found on the Adrenal-info page or Chapter Five in the STTM book with more in the list, and doing the 24 hour adrenal saliva test, which we have found to give far more important information than a one-time blood test or a urine test. The ACTH STIM may be good to detect if you have a pituitary problem, but may fail you to detect the kind of adrenal dysfunction that many hypothyroid patients have. It’s also recommended that you try to find a doctor who will be open minded about adrenal treatment.
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