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Wolfed Out
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Would having high levels of cortisol in the afternoon to evening explain why my imbalance issues seem much stronger in that afternoon?

The feeling is like the ground is soft underneath me, like I'm stepping onto a trampoline.

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Stress causes high cortisol.

Also fever from chronic infection usually peaks around late afternoon.

In the late afternoon your body may be crying for a rest.

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I added another link to a thread on low-dose Hydrocortisone over at your similar thread:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/94736

Topic: My Adrenal Results are back, and not what I expected..

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As you say: " . . .The feeling is like the ground is soft underneath me, like I'm stepping onto a trampoline. . . ."

You may be figurative in your description as this is such a complex area with many fine lines.

If you are describing what is literally going on, that indicated inner ear involvement. That, alone, can cause high stress and results in high cortisol and then sharp drops when your adrenals can't keep up with demand.

Just look at all the ways the inner ear can affect our body. Lyme often clobbers the whole inner ear/ middle ear / balance system. And that will undoubtedly create endocrine and cardiac stress.

If you have vestibular symptoms, Ginger Capsules may help. More below.

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http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorders/symptoms.php

VESTIBULAR SYMPTOMS

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Specific for LYME patients - lots of details about ears and what can help:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS

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Mitochrondria is discussed here, as well as other cardiac support s that will help endocrine function. It's a lot to read, but it's more of a start for your own personal research.

Still, it would be so much easier if you had a good ILADS-educated LL ND (naturopathic doctor) who has four + years of study just in herbs and how those affect human function.

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Look at Hawthorne, d-Ribose, CoQ10, etc:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/77325

Topic: To everyone with cardiac symptoms please read !

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I've done a great deal to get stress under control in my life. Before I knew I had Lyme, I was struggling with anxiety without a cause.

That lead me on a spiritual and emotional journey to learn to better cope with my problems. It's been one of the most rewarding experiences for me, and has given me the ability to live relatively stress-free; even through this tough process.

But I understand that is emotional stress, and not the physical stress the infection puts on my body.

It's 2pm in the afternoon right now. It's not my peak energy time, and as I write this my body temperature measures at 97.2 degrees. That's the average for me, with morning temperatures usually below or around 96. into the evening I usually find myself somewhere between 97.8 and 98.3 degrees.

That's also the time when I feel most the energized during the day, and no need for a nap.

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Ohhhh . . . you often DO need a good rest when you feel more energized. Really. That is the very time when your body may be short-circuiting - pushing beyond what it really should.

Wilson describes this phenomenon in detail and what can set it right. This may also help:

http://www.vrp.com/articles.aspx?ProdID=art563&zTYPE=2

Adrenal Maladaptation Syndrome: A Sweet Solution For Coping With Stress - By Ward Dean, M.D.
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Have you had your ACTH hormone level checked? My ACTH and cortisol are both high. From what I am learning the Pituitary Gland releases ACTH which stimulates cortisol. I am seeking more information as well.

Do your legs feel weak when you walk? Do you have orthostatic hypotension?

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No, I have not had my ACTH hormone level checked. Is this an easily ordered test (e.g. CBC w/ diff), or lab specific?

No, my legs don't feel weak when I walk. But, when the feeling is intense, try to imagine you're walking fast on a mattress, and you occasionally need to stretch out your arms to keep you from falling down.

I don't know anything about orthostatic hypotension.

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The "need to stretch out your arms to keep you from falling down"

points to the inner/middle ear "vestibular" system, the balance center of our body - &/ or sharp changes blood pressure that also affects inner ear balance system.

The cardiac thread discusses the kinds of hypotension that frequently affects lyme patients, orthostatic hypotension / POTS and also NMH, neurally medicated hypotension.

However, adrenal dysfunction really messes with hypotenstion and also with hypertension. And, yes, one person can have elements of both.

Balance can also be affected by other brain functions or electrolyte imbalances, etc. but what you describe is very common for those with lyme. Be sure your LLMD knows about this so he can properly assess what is causing the balance glitch.

Good luck.
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I see you spoke to this at the other thread. It's a bit like ping-pong but be sure to see my reply over there to your note about your inner ear issues.

When you copy to your reference file, be sure to grab links from both of these threads.
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ACTH: unless there's a better specialty lab that people recommend, you can order your own test done through Labcorp here for about $135:
https://www.directlabs.com/OrderTests/tabid/55/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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