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    Old 02-14-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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    Help!! Crashing with Armour - Adrenal Fatigue

    I was diagnosed 3 years ago with Hashimotos. Took Levothyroxine & Cytomel. Was diagnosed during time of extreme stress which lasted 8 years. Was on Zoloft for 8 months which helped some anxiety. Months after stopping, strong anxiety panic and depression came back. New doc switched me to Armour Thyroid. Felt better for 3 days. Then wham!! No energy, can't sleep. Low chronic anxiety & depression. New doc did cortisol test. I am in stage 5 adrenal fatigue. Told me to take hydrocortisone 5mg 2x/day & up it after a week if not feeling better. I did just that. Got massive headaches, new doc said stop taking it. What should I do? Do I have to stop taking Armour altogether and fix adrenals first? (even after being on thyroid meds for 3 years) Or titrate down armour and gradually add hydrocortisone? My doc doesn't seem to be an

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    Old 02-14-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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    Re: Help!! Crashing with Armour - Adrenal Fatigue

    What happens with adrenal fatigue is the t3 in Armour pools in the blood and can't get to the cells from the low cortisol. Personally i would get the adrenal fatigue problem resolved before resuming the Armour. You won't get the benefit of the T3 in armour until you 'fix' the adrenals.

    The "Stop the thyroid madness" book explains this in detail.
    hypo, Synthroid 75 mcg, estrace 1mg, prometrium 100mg, celexa 20mg, adrenal support (also have primary ovarian failure - extremely rare condition)

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