As some of you who follow the AF threads on here might know, I've been struggling with it for a while. Basically, it all started when I developed an anxiety disorder, and at the same time, began training for a deadlift competition (lots of singles), as well as using stimulants and fat burners. That was 2 years ago, and since then I have never been the same until now. My workout volume had to decrease drastically. I didn't actually lose muscle, but I found it harder and harder to stay lean even with the strictest of diet. Of course it was also impossible for me to actually put on muscle. I was also sleeping sometimes 16 hours a day.
Anyways, after a fair amount of doctor hopping, I finally found a good psychiatrist. With his help, and medication, I overcame the anxiety disorder.
Beating the anxiety was very nice, but unfortunately, it did not heal my adrenals. If I had waited long enough, it might have, but I have been tired (no pun intended) of feeling fatigued all the time and having BS workouts. So, a couple weeks ago I began my own hydrocortisone therapy. HC happens to be very difficult to find online, so I actually began researching using the cream. Turns out, some guys have been using it orally with success. I researched the ingredients, and they are fine.
My dosing schedule was 10mg at 10am, and 4pm - the times when I get so damn tired. Within ONE DAY, I began to feel better. I no longer needed the dose at 10am. Within a week, I feel GREAT. My sleeping is down to a solid 8 hours, from which I wake up from automatically. My workouts are back to the good old days.
My supplements include:
High dose vitamin C
Dr Mercola Multi Vitamin
Cymbalta 60mg ed
Buspar 60mg ed
Klonopin weaning off currently at 0.5mg ed
Hydrocortisone 5mg @ 4pm. Will wean off and use as needed.