Since taking cortisol for adrenal fatigue verified by Salvia testing is it possible that not taking DHEA along with it could be giving me all the possible side effects such as memory loss, muscle mass drop, and erectile dysfunction because of the catabolic effects of the HC. Prgmmer mentioned that DHEA was increased when he started HC, but he was also on HCG and dhea to begin with so he had more things feeding the pathways. Well I am waiting for the test resutls to get back. I think taking DHEA with HC will help to offset the side effects associtated with elevated cortisol. Since they do balance each other.