About three weeks off the pregnenolone. Instead of the constant anxiety every minute of the first two weeks, this week the pattern has improved. Now there are two bouts of anxiety, one around noon and one either later in the day or in the middle of the night. Each bout lasting a couple hours. In between I feel calmer but weird. Hard to describe. I think ungrounded would be a good word. I've found that massaging my feet or having someone just hold my feet is helpful. Sometimes I get some hours of relief late in the evening where I feel ok. In general, it's hard to watch tv. Noise is especially overstimulating and irritating. I've found some really soft soothing chords on the guitar that I play every day, which helps put my head back together. Again, hard to describe. My energy is still much lower than usual. The usual things I was able to do now cause PEM, so I have to be more careful with that. In general, this whole thing has been a huge mental and emotional rollercoaster. It's like every single problem in my life has come back to haunt me and all at once. I've been praying a whole bunch and find it very helpful to calm me down. The Seriphos was making me too groggy, so I tried Holy Basil for awhile. It was helpful, but too many pills. Now I'm back to Seriphos, but only taking 1/4. That helps but doesn't make me groggy. Still doing the modulating ACE at noon. I've been on that I think 5-6 weeks. It's supposed to take 6-8 weeks to get the high cortisol down to normal and I can feel that I'm getting closer to that. I forgot to mention, this whole thing has kicked up my nighttime acid reflux to a whole new level and is really interrupting my sleep. Previously I was able to control it by sleeping on a 7.5" wedge pillow. Now I have my pillow jacked up to 12-13" with a big stair-step stack of books duct taped together underneath ( a temporary arrangement until my new tall wedge pillow comes). I also need to go back on a supplement I used previously to heal the acid reflux (GI Benefits).