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High CORTISOL Levels

Answered on November 25, 2013
Created November 19, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Hi Guys,

Has anyone experienced high cortisol levels before?

I had a saliva cortisol test done and it came back as high at every time (8am, 12pm, 4pm, 8pm).

My doc thinks it is my adrenal glands and possibly a Pyroluria problem.

I've read that chronic infection could be a source too.

Any info, ideas, thoughts, advice, etc. is appreciated!

Thanks

Oz

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on November 25, 2013
at 05:14 AM

HI @reddancer

Thanks for the reply! What kind of treatment are you and your doc doing for your thyroid? im guessing you're hypothyroid?

Thanks again

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Hi @dazmy doctor is an 'integrative doc' so fairly young, open minded, uses some herbs, etc. god bless her! ;)

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on November 23, 2013
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wow, did your doc actually mention Pyroluria, my understanding is that pyroluria is not a recognised disorder/illness by mainstream medicine

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on November 25, 2013
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@ozbuck I'm on a mix of synthetic T3/T4, just got to lower my dose because I lost 20lbs, and my current dosage was pushing my hyper. I'm on low dose Naltrexone, and it's steadily lowering my thyroid antibodies. I'm on a B-12 supplement, a max B supplement, pregnenalone and DHEA, Vit D, and fish oil, plus the adrenal support supplement. And of course, eating paleo.

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on November 23, 2013
at 06:24 AM

@ozbuck I have high cortisol as part of my whole messed up thyroid/adrenal situation. I have a fantastic thyroid doc, so it's all being addressed. There are supplements that you can take that support adrenal health. I take the one my doc carries, but you might look for stuff with similar ingredients. http://www.holtraceuticals.com/categories/adrenal/adrenal-repair.html There's of course the common sense strategies of reducing stress and increasing low level exercise like walking and yoga. My cortisol is gradually going down, so something is working!

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on November 25, 2013
at 05:14 AM

HI @reddancer

Thanks for the reply! What kind of treatment are you and your doc doing for your thyroid? im guessing you're hypothyroid?

Thanks again

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