We have all heard of the kidneys, well, the adrenal glands sit on the kidneys.
Here are some of the symptoms research has found to be the result of unhealthy cortisol levels: fatigue, anxiety, anger, frustration, paranoia, panic attacks, over reaction to pain, social phobia, separation anxiety, moody, irritable, insomnia, indigestion, frequent infections, irritability, bowel problems, eczema, headaches, psoriasis, muscle tension, peptic ulcer, allergies, neck and back pain, asthma, atheroscierosis, appetite problems (increased and prolonged), nutritional deficiencies, high blood pressure, PMS, diabetes, weight gain (especially around the abdomen, upper back, and face), psychological problems, depression, memory difficulties, blood sugar imbalances, thyroid problems, decrease in muscle tissue, slowed wound healing, bruise easily, stretch marks on breasts, abdomen, thighs, chronic yeast infections, water retention and more. Colicky babies have been found to have high cortisol levels. Men with high cortisol have low testosterone.
So, how do you bring down high cortisol levels? B-vitamins, especially B-5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin C (lots of vitamin C), Vitamin E, & magnesium. Garlic, gingsen, and ashwaganda also help to normalize levels as does regular, moderate exercise, rest, and meditation. Castor oil rubbed on the abdomen is good, too. If you think that cortisol might be a problem for you, do an internet search and study it for yourself. Also, your doctor can test your levels.
As I've been writing for you, I've tried to to think of little things that might be helpful, brighten your day, or give you uplifting thoughts to think. But, I thought, feeling good does not last if you don't feel good.