Posted by JLx on November 24, 2003, at 9:46:43
In reply to CONGRATS on the JOB » JLx, posted by tealady on November 24, 2003, at 6:29:44
> > That sounds good. Tyrosine helps me to feel more awake.
> It helps me with appetite control and pain control. I don't think it gives me more energy ..I know it should though.
Hmm...appetite control. Tyrosine does that for me, does it for you too?
> IT slows the breakdown of cortisol .so it lasts all day in the body at a higher level.
> I was probably eating too much licorice I think as I was bruising easily..now that is worked out.
> When I ran out, after a while I woke up with nausea, shaking, sweating, weak etc.,..took a while to twig!...took some cortisol(only a tiny bit) and was right again soon after.
How did you determine that you needed the extra cortisol? And do you have a prescription for when you take some? (I somewhat recall you talking to Larry about this....using hydrocortisone cream?...but didn't follow more than the basic gist of your conversation.) You may recall me saying that my experiment with natural progesterone gave me one day of really boosted energy. You said it may have been the cortisol, which is something I thought perhaps was always elevated with me due to chronic stress. I know I feel better after I started getting to bed really early; thought it was the decresaed cortisol that made me feel better.
I have more energy on tyrosine and TMG than I did without them, but nothing like that one day on natural progesterone.
> (I think it increases estrogen levels too..)
> here's some posts on it
> http://forums.about.com/ab-thyroid/messages?msg=52906.17...and next few posts
> (for men it's apparently not so good..
I didn't see anything about licorice in that first post, but this is interesting from Larrian Gillespie,
"women crave liquorice to raise their cortisol levels when they have modified adrenal insufficiency".
I've never craved licorice (can't stand the taste) but I recall my older sister (my predecessor in the natural-menopause route) saying that licorice made her nuts. Perhaps it was the cortisol increase. I guess I had it in my head too that it raised blood pressure. But I did use to take some in my multi-herbal formula: http://www.myvitanet.com/fewidh60cnna.html
That's the one with DHEA that I took for years. I don't any more to save the monthly expense and because I figured it was the DHEA especially that was helping me which is a lot less expensive to take alone.
> The DHEA is giving some cortisol..probably too much..its been 13 days now.. So 20mg is too much daily in the long term I guess.
> I'll try to remember to decrease to 10mg per day for a while and see how that level is. I'm just taking capsules.
DHEA affects cortisol? Hmm... I've read it's supposed to be stimulating, but I took both capsule of that formula above, before bed for years.
> > > Started on SJW yesterday, been on DHEA 4 days I think now...I know I'm doing too much at once, but I need some changes right now, will work out what does what later, even if slower in the long run.
> Up to 2 tablets of SJW daily so far (2 lots of 2700mcg SJW, which has 1350mcg hypericin in each).
3 weeks before you can tell if the SJW kicks in, right? That's the trouble with that one. Like waiting for an AD with your fingers crossed. :)
> > Best wishes to you too. I was glad to see you back posting. :)
> Had to catch up with a few people<g>. I'm trying to taper. I need to get out there and exercise..and catch up with some jobs..
TMG has helped me step up my exercise.
> Glad to see you landed a job. Good luck!
Thanks! If I can stay sane, I should be able to handle it. :)