Thanks for the insight. Yes, I agree that the saliva test is crucial as a guide. Thankfully, you guys have provided me with awesome, very detailled descriptions of high vs low cortisol symptoms form your own experience, and I'm fairly certain I know my average levels. I feel like I never should have been put on HC, or I should have been told to take only a Very small amount in the late evenings when I was lowest. I've gone from 12 mg HC to 7 mg. I decrease by a little less than 1 mg a week. I'll keep you all posted.. so far it's going pretty well.
Bioidentical hormones... I am clueless about them myself, I'm positive my hormones are screwed up... not as much as they used to be, though.