I no longer believe that PWO feeding affects cortisol.
David Barr, I’m having trouble wrapping my “dogmatic” brain around that statement. (grin) I need a rough draft of that article you’re working on, otherwise I’m going to think it’s that JB/DB thing again.
the MaxX, it sounds like your friend needs to have the dosage of her medication adjusted. If the doc isn’t willing to fine-tune the dosage of Cortef, she needs to find a doc who will. Check with a compounding pharmacy to find the good docs in town.
I know she wants to lose weight, but please don’t be trying to lower cortisol levels when the medication she is taking is supposed to provide additional hydrocortisone (cortisol) because she is (sporadically) deficient.
This is definitely something that should be fine-tuned by her doctor. A lot of people who supplement with hydrocortisone do so at a very low dosage and then take a slightly higher amount when they are under extreme stress (travel, professional, emotional, illness, etc.)
Good luck!!! It’s hard to find the right doc, one who will work with you and make adjustments based on how you feel and how you’re functioning vs being ruled by blood test numbers, but it is well worth the effort.