Symptoms of low cortisol

Here is a more comprehensive list of low cortisol symptoms.

shaky hands; shakiness
bad palps
higher heart rate
pounding heart
feeling of panic
inability to handle stress
inability to handle interactions with others
inability to focus
rage or sudden angry outbursts
emotionally hyper sensitive
highly defensive
feeling paranoid about people or things
exacerbated reactions to daily stress
no patience
easily irritated
mild to severe hypoglycemic episodes
nausea in the face of stress
taking days to recover from even minor stress
taking days to recover from a dental visit
flu-like symptoms
all over body ache
super-sensitive skin
extreme fatigue
scalp ache
hyper feeling
clumsy (drop things, bump into things)
suddenly feel extremely hungry
low back pain
cloud-filled head (happens when this patient is due for a next cortisol dose)
muscle weakness
“air hunger”
light headedness
motion sickness
coffee putting patient to sleep
vomiting even running up the slightest incline
almost passing out every time patient gets up
dark circles under my eyes
waking up in the middle of the night for several hours
difficulty falling asleep
frequent urination
IBS symptoms
worsening allergies
If you have any of the above, it is highly recommended that you confirm sluggish adrenals with Discovery Steps One and Two found on the Adrenal-info page or Chapter Five in the STTM book with more in the list, and doing the 24 hour adrenal saliva test, which we have found to give far more important information than a one-time blood test or a urine test. The ACTH STIM may be good to detect if you have a pituitary problem, but may fail you to detect the kind of adrenal dysfunction that many hypothyroid patients have. It’s also recommended that you try to find a doctor who will be open minded about adrenal treatment.


The insulin pump experiment

I am raising the funds to get an insulin pump to modify for cortisol delivery to see if I can get a handle on the addisons…Sometimes I forget to take my pills, sometimes they don’t digest well or insurance gives me the cheapest version they have. I should have the pump by next week and updates will follow. I am putting in a case study for anyone who wants to read it.


My people…

Sometimes it’s a shock and a relief to talk to someone going through the same thing as I am, I don’t always see when I am isolating myself or being short or mean to others until the damage is already done….
My deep thought for the month is over, I know you called me but thanks for listening as well Mike.


MSH thoughts…(melanocyte stimulating hormone)

For those who have tried melanotan they know it can be very useful in the summer to prevent burns and heat exhaustion. It’s a peptide hormone and while most peptides are delicate I buy msh in small batches when on sale, mix and draw them into syringes and freeze them so I can start in early March so my system is ready when the days are longer and I am out in the sun more….I am wondering if it may be useful year around though??? Maybe time for another longer experiment?Maybe another part of the puzzle….

P.S. I have tried a melanotan that was frozen for a few years and it was still very potent. If you want to know how I know that google the other uses know for melanotan : )


Oxytocin update

I don’t know where my last draft went…anyways I ran out of my script and I can definitely tell a difference. Not urinating every 30 minutes was really nice as well as anxiety relief, good sleep and a general mood boost…I will do blood work in another month to see if there are any quantifiable changes in ifg-1 or a1c. Hopefully more blogging in 2015…..


Desmopressin experiment = Good, now..The Oxytocin experiment

Desmopressin and oxytocin seem to go hand in hand. Oxytocin for someone deficient can help with anxiety, depression, fatigue and on and on. Since testing is expensive I am just doing a therapeutic trial. So far anxiety has dropped dramatically, the blood sugar\ A1C will take a while to figure out if there is some benefit, so this experiment could take a few months to see some of the other benefits.