I currently see a naturopathic doc and he has me taking DHEA in cream form. I have been on it since about June. I havent necessarily felt anything different since taking it and my levels have only come up a little since starting it. There has been a recent increase in the dosage since the doctor didnt see a huge increase in my levels, so I guess we are just waiting to see what it can do for me. I was already feeling good before I started it, so its hard to say if there has been any benefits. I agree with your hesitation b/c of the research, but I figured it was worth a try and if didnt hurt me, why not? All I know is that with my medication (remicade),my hormonal system is effected, so I was hoping it would be beneficial to my overall health while I was taking the treatments. I would definitely recommend you get your DHEA levels tested prior to starting the drugs. Mine were low and even though it has come up into normal limits....it is still at the lowest of normal limits. Sorry I wasnt able to provide anymore "benefical" advice, but I just wanted to let you know that some natural docs do suggest it.
29 y/o female diagnosed with UC 2/06
Active Flare (with short periods of relief d/t prednisone) for approx 2 years
Experimented with every class of drugs with no complete remission
Currently in remission with the help of a naturopathic doc
Meds currently taking:
*Remicade 500mg every 8 weeks (10 tx under my belt)
*Fish oil, Natren Probiotics, Vitamin D3, L-Glutamine Powder, DHEA