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Cortisol

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  • Posted By: marcus80
  • July 1, 2011
  • 06:34 AM

Hi,

I have chronic fatigue and high cortisol - is it ok to try cortisol supplements?
Perhaps it will make me feel better as my body doesnt have to produce as much

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  • Hi,I have chronic fatigue and high cortisol - is it ok to try cortisol supplements?Perhaps it will make me feel better as my body doesnt have to produce as muchHow do you know your cortisol levels are high? If they really are, you probably have Cushing's syndrome and not chronic fatigue. Cushings would cause weight gain, fatigue, joint pain, and a ton of other symptoms. Taking more cortisol (or steroids) will only make your symptoms worse.
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  • Try PS 100 for the time being.Take it 2x 2 times daily polyterdylserine - it works if you take over a period of 3 months. reduce STRESS, EXERCISE 4 x weekly mediate, or do yoga and eat clean organic food.It will take some time, based on your age, and health to reduce levels!
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  • Im confused why you want to take cortisol if your cortisol level is high. That really would be a bad thing to do. Maybe you had a mistake in your post? and meant to say you have low cortisol rather then high? If ones cortisol is low (except if one has Addison's disease where the adrenals are completely wrecked) there is a risk with taking cortisol as supplementation can cause ones body to decrease cortisol output even more. Taking cortisol in low cortisol such as cortisol insufficiancy has a risk of causing Addisons so should be done with extreme care.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Im confused why you want to take cortisol if your cortisol level is high. That really would be a bad thing to do. Maybe you had a mistake in your post? and meant to say you have low cortisol rather then high? If ones cortisol is low (except if one has Addison's disease where the adrenals are completely wrecked) there is a risk with taking cortisol as supplementation can cause ones body to decrease cortisol output even more. Taking cortisol in low cortisol such as cortisol insufficiancy has a risk of causing Addisons so should be done with extreme care.hi,thanks for the replies. I belive my throid isnt functioning too well (high tsh) and often cortisol is overproduced to compensate for this. Also, because im low on energy - thryoid, cfs- my cortisol acts as my "energy"From what i understand - and im here to confirm it for my own benefit, not to argue so please others contribute- is that by first addressing the cortsol issue and actually taking an Adrenal Cortex Extract (like cortef) it takes the load off the adrenal glands so it can repair. Once thats addressed, thyroid and other glandulars can be addressed. (!??!?)
    marcus80 23 Replies Flag this Response
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