"Unremarkable" is just "Doc speak" for "no problems." Put it out of your mind (was easier before AF, huh? ;-P)
** I don't know much about pantothenic acid...I know that Lam has a link on his page comparing the two and going into detail of each of their importance. I haven't read it closely, so I don't know what his end recommendation on which one to go with is. I'll try to read that today.
In my case, it was *prolonged stress* that caused my glucocorticoids (stress hormones) to keep pumping out of the gland, never giving it a rest. It's just like if an animal were chasing you...your body says: "no time for sex," "no time for food," "no time for sleep" and your body's ovulation cycle changes, your digestion slows (and eventually malfunctions a bit) and your pump out stress hormones to stay away to stay vigilant for another attack.
Have you had your major glucocorticoid (cortisol) checked via saliva?
Also, there is " Depression
gene" that 50 percent of the population has...completely controlled by...glucocorticoids. This is by a guy called Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a Stanford Univ. prof. who is supposedly the MAN in studying the effect of stress on the body. I want to get his book, "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers."