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    Question Cortisol Results / Protocol help please

    Ive been taking 35mg of dhea/preg and oral preg daily for a few months now. My salivary results came back and my cortisol is still extremely low:

    7:30am
    109 ( 100-750 )

    2:30pm
    78 (<401)

    5:30pm
    <50 (<100)

    11:00pm
    <50 (<100)




    My next appointment with Defy isnt until the middle of March. What do you guys feel I should do? Up the dhea/preg? By how much? This seems extremely low to me.
    Last edited by Scotty323; 02-16-2017 at 06:07 PM.

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    What are the ranges on the test?

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    Sorry about that. Fixed up top.

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    Wow, those are low. Are you also on TRT? If so, what are your Total T, Free T, and Sensitive E2 levels?

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    Yes, I am also on TRT, HCG, and an AI.
    .32 test cyp twice a week
    .40 hcg twice a week
    .1 anastrozole twice a week ( thinking about stopping this )


    Estradiol - 29 (20-75 Ref) ** I don't believe this was e2 sensitive **
    ACTH,P - 16 (10-60 Ref am)
    DHEA - 307 (65-334 Ref)
    Total and Free Test - 55.5 (4.6-18.1 Ref) *
    Total Test - 1180 (240-950 Ref)

    I actually went by an older test for the cortisol.... most recent cortisol is below:

    7:30am
    109 ( 100-750 )

    2:30pm
    78 (<401)

    5:30pm
    <50 (<100)

    11:00pm
    <50 (<100)





  7. #6
    any recommendations on this?

  8. #7
    How are you feeling? You didn't mention it.
    I am not a physician. Comments offered here are for discussion purposes only. Please consult your doctor before initiating, changing, or stopping any therapy.

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    Tests seems to me to be showing that no matter how it reads on paper, there's seems to be few to no guy that gets this backfill or downstream hormone production from either HCG/DHEA/Preg that supposedly happens. Ive run 500iu E3.5D and my Prog and DHT came back lower than any previous test. Your only option may be to discuss HC therapy with Dr Saya. I wouldn't start taking more HCG/DHEA/Preg.

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    Scotty323 - Vince Carter may be right, HC may be a valid option moving forward. Since you have time before your consult, it wouldn't hurt if you wanted to do a trial of an adrenal "adaptogen" such as rhodiola, ashwaganda, or licorice root simply to see if you notice any subjective changes before consult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Justin Saya, MD View Post
    Scotty323 - Vince Carter may be right, HC may be a valid option moving forward. Since you have time before your consult, it wouldn't hurt if you wanted to do a trial of an adrenal "adaptogen" such as rhodiola, ashwaganda, or licorice root simply to see if you notice any subjective changes before consult.

    Is there one that you would recommend over the other? What about a dosage? Thanks Dr. Saya.

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    Those...rhodiola, ashwaganda, or licorice root ..are all typical Adrenal support herbs/supplements that you can google.

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