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Old 10-02-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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I had my testosterone & cortisol done, & they were on high end both of them. But it was 3pm (my awaking time not everyone else's "normal" afternoon).

I wonder if this shows my higher level of 19 (on scale up to 23, but it should be morning top-end level, but not that high of 19-ish in aft.) or is my sleep cycle so messed, that it reflects my rising cortisol level, despite being in the aft. If you sleep from 6am-3pm then this would be my "morning"?

Also as I age over 40, I think I've had more anxiety/time urgency/impatience issues, etc. due to aging & loss of biochem. levels. I don't know.

Anyone use herbs etc. to deal w/ this, rather than meds? I have Ativan but hate to use.

I will test 24 hr catecholamines levels (dopamine, epi & nor-epi) next wk, & retest testos. & cortisol. Hope this helps find something.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:38 PM
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From what I know, high cortisol levels indicate lots of stress. Have you looked into sensoril? It's ashwaghanda, an herb, and the "sensoril" brand is a standardized ashwaghanda. Integrative Therapeutics (IT)carries a "Cortisol Manager," w/ theanine and other things in it. You can find IT products through Rite Care Pharmacy, in California. They carry better quality products.
The adoptogens help a body w/ stress.
I don't know much about testing for the rest. Epi and nor-epi are adrenergics. I would think that eating nutritiously, resting, decreasing stress would help those become more balanced. But, of course, you need certain levels of those to adapt to stress. It's just that too much isn't good.

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