Hi..yes there is a lot of hope and resourses out there to help...that was the reason I wanted to share this with you all. I have learned that as wonderful as Dr's can be, you can't always rely on their responses and beliefs. You have to search and research for yourself and educate and find answers. The computer is great for this! Think of years ago when all we had were encyclopedias and had to go to the library!!
Dr. Jame's Wilson's book explains the difference between the blood cortisol and saliva cortisol testings. I remember when my blood cortisol showed normal and the saliva didn't. I can't remember the explainations right now he gave. In his book he includes a huge questionaire to determine just how stressed your adrenal are, which will help to know which program to start on. He has his own line of products. You can find them online.( I read the book last year and then went to visit two new doctors and was pleased to see they had his book on their shelves and highly recommended him.)
In heath food stores, they carry supplements for adrenals that are focused for mainly upkeep. What we need for our issues are programs designed by doctors who specialize in this subject, who have had the experiences of treating and helping patients to actually get well.
Often low adrenals accompanies a low thyroid. If you pull up the symptoms of a low thyroid, you will probably recognize yourself in the symptoms. The thyroid/adrenals are buddies. Actually the whole hormone system is so connected that when one or two get out of whack, it can unbalance the whole system. I KNOW....
I've been a walking hormone nightmare.
When I started taking the safe form of cortisol, a lot a balancing began to take place.
Here's to health, hope and lots of smiles andl laughs!!!