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by 5 · October 09, 2013 6:34 AM

I got the most expensive blood test you can do from WellnessFX which pretty much tested a whole array of things. I am 23 years old. I have had whacky sex drive, sometimes to where I'm super horny and other times to where I'm not... (more)

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by 88 · June 08, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I have been dealing with some off and on anxiety. I was wondering if it would be a good thing to try out? I would say I eat pretty damn paleo all the time with minor slips usually once every 2-3 weeks. My anxiety will kick in randomly Ive even... (more)

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Mare2821 0 · June 08, 2013 at 10:59 AM

L-theanine helps my anxiety. You can get it online. L-theanine 200mg. My DO prescribed paleo for my hypothyroidism. After starting paleo, I woke up with anxiety. She suggested L-theanine. I swear by it. It's an amino acid that produces alpha brain... (more)

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by 871 · September 06, 2013 5:22 AM

Hello All, Question regarding Spironolactone (aldactone) I have been on this for my skin for quite a long time and it was recently brought to my attention that it is one of the reasons I am not seeing results from my training, as it is... (more)

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alexcateye 0 · February 17, 2013 2:43 AM

DHEA is a precursor hormone made by the adrenal glands. The body can change it into any sex hormone it needs. If you need estrogen, your body will turn it into estrogen. If you need testosterone, your body will turn it into testosterone. ... (more)

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by 709 · January 02, 2013 1:22 AM

If anyone has taken this supplementation and had test before and after or if you can find a study/article on this; can supplementation for a temporary amount of time help the adrenals start producing it? My DHEA-s levels are 166 which is low for... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

BE CAREFUL! Are you working with a doctor? Excessive reproductive hormones convert to estrogen. You don't want that... side effects can be irreversible.

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by 258 · February 08, 2013 5:22 PM

I eat a very low carb diet and have been having issues with weight fluctuations and a layer of abdominal fat that wont reduce. My Dr (Dr. Cowan) in the Bay Area suggested getting a DHEA-S test. Got the results back and the level is at 148 and the... (more)

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metta 0 · July 28, 2012 2:23 PM

I searched the internet and found this information from Medline Plus. Normal blood levels of DHEA-sulfate can differ by sex and age. Typical normal ranges for females are: Ages 18 - 19: 145 - 395 ug/dL Ages 20 - 29: 65 - 380 ug/dL Ages 30 - 39:... (more)

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by 3437 · September 27, 2012 1:20 PM

I am considering supplementing with 25mg of dhea for a variety of reasons. I am 47, perimenapausal, on low dose birth control to help with some hormone related issues, had an ablation a few months ago to rid uterus of cysts and fibroids. While... (more)

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Ns199 0 · September 27, 2012 1:20 PM

I take a quarter tab of dhea vaginally a d it eliminates vaginal dryness & boost libido. I also take natural progesterone which balances it & keeps metabolism high.

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by 660 · April 17, 2012 5:10 PM

any women here have success with dhea supplements? side note, i've read about benefits with very low doses like 5mg

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by 2565 · May 24, 2013 1:18 PM

Lately I've been researching DHEA as a treatment for anxiety and chronically elevated cortisol levels. But what I'm also finding is that it's an effective treatment for many cases of depression that are resistant to conventional treatments. I... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 24, 2013 1:18 PM

The trouble with DHEA is you can't control what it gets used for. For example, if you have high chronic stress, it will be converted to cortisol. So in this case, it may be worth it to fix adrenal, or rather, stress stimulus first with things... (more)

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by 144 · December 30, 2012 7:19 PM

About a year ago I did an ASI test and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Along the way, more blood work showed that I had really low DHEA levels. I've been working with an integrative health practitioner and have really made good headway with my... (more)

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Henry_S 0 · December 30, 2012 7:19 PM

Oh i understand adrenal fatigue. Best things so far is no porn, no masturbating, no excessive electronic use of any kind, no caffeine. Yeup.

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by 410 · November 18, 2011 2:47 AM

I've decide to supplement DHEA 50mg daily based on my test results. I'm post/menopausal and my levels are characteristically low. Anyone have any information on what I can expect in terms of effects? Are they noticeable? Also how often should I... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · November 18, 2011 2:47 AM

There is a subset of the population that reacts negatively to DHEA supplementation, it can cause large spikes in blood pressure. For that reason I would not recommend starting at anywhere near a 50 mg/day dose. It also tends to raise estrogen... (more)

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by 10 · September 04, 2013 at 12:22 PM

5α-Androstane-3α, 17β-Diol Glucuronide, Serum (by LabCorp) I am a man 71yo, 5'9" 160#, since 2003 on testosterone replacement. As years go by, I discover and supplement other steroid hormones. Doing relatively good, recently eliminated thyroid... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 02, 2011 5:39 AM

I don't know the answer to this question .. but I do know it is a damn smart one, informed and educated and, heck, the kind of thing I sign on to this space to read about and explore. I happen to be more than passingly interested in matters... (more)

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by 5624 · August 22, 2011 3:41 PM

A little over a year ago when I began Paleo I visited a internist and preventative medicine doctor regarding Adrenal Fatigue. Among other suggestions, he had me start taking 25mg DHEA and 3 TG-100 Glandular's... (more)

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dzone 0 · August 22, 2011 3:41 PM

try going cold turkey on caffeine and see if that's better for your adrenal problems than taking those supplements. Actually, I think those supplements are stimulants, I mean the only way to support adrenals is to stimulate them. So your body... (more)

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by 974 · June 07, 2012 4:22 PM

Does anyone take DHEA regularly? If so what brand and how has it helped or hindered?

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The_Quilt 0 · March 14, 2011 9:53 PM

I do. Take 50 mgs a day. But I also check my blood quarterly to adjust the dose.