My DHEA was very low. I’m post menopausal. My dr told me to take 25 mg DHEA daily. I also take lexapro, gabapentin, klonopin, and buspar for my anxiety. I take phenytoin for two seizures I had years ago. After a week or so I quit having anxiety I thought this was the answer to my prayers. Now all of a sudden my anxiety is back bad! I had a cold I thought that was it. Now I’m wondering if it’s the DHEA. Any ideas? I’ve been taking it about 5 weeks.
First of all, if you were taking any cold remedies with pseudoephedrine, that could be responsible for increased anxiety. But with regard to DHEA - for me, DHEA is a pretty effective adrenal stimulant and energizer. I take just 10 mg in the morning. It has been good for me but I can see where 25 mg could be too much of a good thing and might start to elevate one's anxiety. I know I've seen DHEA available in dosages of both 15 mg and 10 mg capsules. So you may wish to try cutting back your dosage a little bit. Try switching to a dosage of just 10 or 15 mg and after a week or 2 see if that doesn't reduce your anxiety. It would be a shame if you had to eliminate it altogether because I think it does offer some good benefits.
Take care for now and all the best.
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