Hi Dr. Lam - About 2 years ago I tested at a 5 out of 7 on the ASI. I didn't want to take cortisol in any form then, but seeing how I'm not getting better, I am now open to it. I used to have thick hair but it is now falling out very easily...my dryer is filled with clumps of hair that collect on my clothes. I also have a body temperature somewhere between 96-97, dark circles under my eyes, low progesterone and estrogen, fibrocystic breasts, Celiac disease, candida and have 100lbs I cannot seem to lose (although I gain quite easily).
I have taken lots of vitamins and supplements over the years but nothing seems to work. I exercise but I don't build muscle mass or increase flexibility. I eat mostly fruits and veggies, but as I said, I don't lose weight.
I took 50mg iodine last year for a few months, and it gave me some energy, but it caused some very scary kidney pain and gave me a blueberry-sized lump in my mouth, on the inside of my bottom lip that won't go away.
According to your site, I'm heading, if not in, adrenal exhaustion. I'm at a loss for what to do next. Help!