Sleep activates growth hormone which deactivates cortisol. No sleep? > then high anxiety next morning.
"Don't take this too seriously. Lowering cortisol too much will cause a compensatory increase in adrenaline, which will make your sleep problems worse.
Also, this can happen:https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=4105378
Taking huge doses of vitamin D will lower cortisol in the same way as rifampin, by inducing cytochrome P450 enzymes. Not a good idea."
- Well yes, but lowering cortisol from a high state and lowering it too much are obviously not the same. We need to remebember there are opposites for everything, extremes in both directions are bad..
People attempting to lower cortisol should somewhat know past history or current baseline. Good to have a baseline with any new trial.
Speaking from experience of higher cortisol (and sleep issues and higher glucose), It can pretty difficult for people with higher cortisol to lower it or keep it stable in times of stress.
Vit D connection is interesting, but since in my case, I have the P450 "flaw" this might not work.
Initial lyme symptoms in late 80's, again with bullseye early 90's. Started ABX 2014, ended in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Lyme "B gone" as far as I can tell (Cured?). Now: Healing the aftermath-Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles and still improving nutrition and immune via better gut health. + 20 years of Hashimoto might now be improving.
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