After not tolerating Prescribed Armour I started to self-treat with HC. Worked Armour back in and felt good but decided to wean off HC (after one month on 20mg) for proper testing.
Stopped the Armour first, then started dropping 5mg a week and felt OK a little " out of it" for a day or two after each drop but then settled down. Moved final dose of 5mg to afternoon to allow morning cortisol to rise. Droppped final dose and next day was faint, dizzy, loss of appetite, anxiety and had to take 5mg at 1pm then at 5pm to be safe.
What I don't understand is, If i'm running fine at 5mg that means my body is producing most of the cortisol for the day. Why then, would the final 5mg drop, push me into crisis? -Thanks in advance-Rob