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 adrenal/cortisol levels, almost normal.
My DHEA, however, remains in the basement. One MD I saw last spring just said I need to take DHEA supplements. The IHP prescribed Pregnenolone and an anti-estrogenic called Super Miraforte. I should mention that over the last 8 months I've had crazy sleep issues and anxiety attacks. I have managed to get them somewhat under control, but the preg and Super Miraforte really triggered them again.
I'm trying to lose about 20-30 lbs, eating pretty much 100% paleo, go to yoga 3x week, work with a trainer doing fairly intense interval work 1x week and manage 1 or 2 days of short strength training.
Any thoughts on raising DHEA levels without taking actual DHEA? Will my adrenals eventually start creating it again when they've had more time to heal? Would going to an endocrinologist be a complete waste of time? My GP actually recommended doing some hormone replacement therapy (testosterone).