Posted by tealady on December 3, 2003, at 6:05:09
In reply to DHEA cortisol » tealady, posted by loolot on December 2, 2003, at 19:14:14
> Hi Tealady
> I have read that DHEA actually lowers cortisol.
Yeh, I've read that too. I've read so much contradictory stuff, I think it's up to me to work out what it is doing on me.
> There have been tests that show really high DHEA levels in low cortisol patients, too.
My cortisol tends to be lowish ..I'm pretty sure the DHEA raised either cortisol or testosterone levels ..probably both.
I've stopped it for a while as I was depressed and couldn't lift it much and I read somewhere(was it something bu Jlx?) that DHEA can cause depression
> How are you feeling?
I'm feeling the best I've felt in ages thanks, since going off the DHEA ..but then I'm also eating lost of fish and can now tolerate 1 fish oil capsule with them..and started CoQ10 and same folic acid capsules..and I stopped temporarily a new multiB I was taking..
Something lifted the depression all of a sudden, hope it lasts.
> Did you go on remeron?
No I went onto St John Wart 2 lots of 1350 mcg hypercinin, 13.5 mg hyperforin a day but it wasn't helping quite enough..then when I dropped the DHEA and the multiB..and added a few things, like the CoQ10,and a folic acid capsule... I suddenly felt good.
Well I'm putting it down to that anyway.
I'll wait a couple of days , then start adding things back in and see what it was.(if anything).
I'll only be trying 10mg DHEA next time though.
I've gotta admit the DHEA makes weights at the gym way easier...I used higher setting than I ever have before and it was easy, lol.
Really no idea, but no complaints <g> Been 2 days feeling good now. Fingers crossed.