DTP and Suppress C....Too much cortisol suppression?
- 06-01-2010, 04:05 PM
- 06-01-2010, 11:18 PM
- 06-02-2010, 02:11 AM
Something I found:
Effects of Low Cortisol Levels
An insufficient amount of cortisol disrupts metabolism, resulting in low blood sugar and a lack of glycogen, which is stored in the liver and can be rapidly converted into the glucose required for energy. Lack of cortisol also causes a drop in blood pressure, which decreases cardiac output.
A discoloration of the skin called hyperpigmentation can occur as a decrease in cortisol stimulates an increase in other hormones that activate the melanocyte cells responsible for skin pigmentation. The overall effect of low cortisol is weakness, dehydration and diminished ability to fight infection, trauma and stress. These issues are often first noticed during periods of extreme stress or trauma.
Additionally, infection, surgery or loss of sodium due to excessive sweating can elevate the imbalances to the level of an adrenal crisis.
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06-03-2010, 12:08 AM
I think you'll know if your cortisol is too low; sufferers of Addison's Disease (Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency) have a whole bunch of unpleasant symptoms to contend with, including weight loss, muscle weakness, and lethargy.
But I would be very surprised if any supplement or combination of supplements could cause your cortisol to dip this low.
06-03-2010, 02:23 PM
I agree with you that cort supps aren't going to approach a problematic state though. It will be as simple as just slightly cutting back the dosage if joints get sore (which might be the symptom from the supps, if any at all).
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