Oh, well, you DID make some darn good progress!! Yeeha. I still do want to see your FT's (and like this: FT4: 2.24 (range: 2.20-3.45) cuz every range is different at each lab most the time.
Your thyroid can be CAUSING a lot of this adrenal sludge too...if you'd want to pm me your whereabouts and how far you could 'drive one way' I'd sure be willing to get out my big book of 'Where the best thyroid/adrenal practitioners are' for you...you never know.
I JUST got a letter from a foreign country (omy...me and Santa..just said my 'moniker' when I was on boards and doing advocation, and my city and state, haha...still got here!!) and as soon as I saw her whereabouts, I was able to get her to a DO (just a regular osteopathic doctor, and wonder of wonders..he was FOUR BLOCKS from her, lol).
Miracles DO happen...and many of us who had adrenal fatigue (yep,the kind that regular endo's docs don't know jack about)..just like myself..turned it around because it was resulting from poor thyroid hormone output.
I got the 'TSH TSH TSH' over and over again, until finally...I found a doctor who was GREAT at thyroid (he IS an endo...where most are diabetes doctors at best, this one endo does ONLY THYROID and BHRT...what a find!).
Over the course of a few MONTHS after searching for YEARS...I finally had a doc who did the Free T's and really was proactive for the patient. He's not the only one!
Pregnenalone did NOTHING for me...except bloat me up like the Blueberry Girl in Willy Wonka...oh my! But I might have been too 'far gone' for it..I've not EVER seen it 'make hormones' ..for anyone who was post meno...I've seen it raise adrenal function though as a supporting cast member.
Many are doing pelletized hormones now, and there are a huge number of doctor and clinics doing that...so if I can help, please feel free to PM me and tell me where you 'are' and would help if you put several towns, cities..big and small, around you...as I've not been 'everywhere' um, yet.
Yes, my book...I'm in the final lap now...and I know people will be disappointed that it's NOT about thyroid..but so MUCH good info at STTM...why rehash it and take away from their competency?! It IS about my life...and about autoimmune conditions, and of course, thyroid and how that affects generations of people in familial settings who have those things. (hmm..that's clear as mud, isn't it...it's not a pretty story and I don't want to 'tip anyone in it' off to the coming out of the book.)