In my last blog entry I made the connection between my increasing IBS, seasonal allergy (which was new for me) and my low cortisol levels. Note that I did a salivary test in the past which showed a high "morning response" then low the rest of the day. This was many years ago. But I know exactly what low cortisol feels like for me.
My strategy to fix started with Pantethine and Paba. My old standbys that I had written about years back. They didn't seem to be doing the job so much this time. I added sublingual Pregnenolone and a little licorice herb and a week later DHEA.
I tried to stay away from stressors but had to make a trip out of town and the driving always stresses me out. Add that to another stressful event (one day) in my marriage and any progress I made was gone. IBS was back in full force with mucus coming out 2-3 times in the morning and an urgency to go just for a little blob of mucus.
Instead of Pantethine I'm taking B5 for a while and added a little Methyl B12, morning multi minerals, Selenium and Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea in the AM. Anyway these additions are working well and I assume it's the Tea that is the biggest contributor. In a couple of days I am feeling much better. Last night I used charcoal and it helped me sleep in this morning. I usually have a fairly toxic feeling movement waiting in the morning. The charcoal helps to deactivate the toxins so the urgency to go and the toxin seems to act like an NDMA agonist (MSG like) so it wakes me up.
Gonna stay this course and try to limit stressors as much as possible.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that I also started taking my daily "oil based" vitamins before bed which seems to have helped a lot. Vitamins A, D, E and K along with Astaxanthin.
Adrenal Repair and IBS
Blog entry posted by sregan, Apr 8, 2017.