When I've had times of physical stress/excitability, I've cut out all caffeine completely and added calming things like herbal teas and warm milk, Epsom Salt baths, etc. All the supplements have effects just like drugs, and we don't really know for sure just what they are doing to our particular system, or what we would really need for balance, since we can't see the big picture. I can't handle dhea at all either, don't know why. Also, cllmax is draining in general, especially when your adrenals are shot. Try to limit that till you feel better. Good luck!