My integrative doctor has put me on DHEA (dissolved in the cheek of the mouth -- to bypass conversion into Estrogen etc.) for adrenal fatigue, alongside NDT for my subclinical hypothyroidism. I started both today and actually feel dramatically worse. The dose of thyroid is 1/4 grain, taken on an empty stomach. After dosing, I noticed I was experiencing air hunger and palpitations; thinking it might be my weak adrenals, I took my first DHEA dose .. I felt more relaxed, but also physically weak, hungry and have just been a zombie all day.