Does anyone else suffer from collagen loss wrinkly skin?
If so, do you notice it more when you are on a cortisol raising or cortisol suppression program.
The skin on my forearms look like a 90 year old. Very lose dry crawly skin, if I pinch it, my skin will stay that way for a few seconds before settling down.
A nutritionist once told me that this is the result of high cortisol. It's true, I first noticed this problem including very dry skin when I started licorice root. Ironically the licorice root made me feel better. I fell asleep on my own and didn't want to jump out of my skin at the slightest stressor. But my skin became very very dry all and I had thin wrinkly skin. Wrinkles on my face became prominent.
Now I am on pregnenolone and progesterone. My dr recommended b/c he thinks my insomnia and agitation are really driven by low cortisol reserves. Since i started taking i find i have good energy and no dip in the afternoon. But I read that both of these hormones can cause increase in cortisol/decrease in testosterone.
I did have this once before and it got better when I was on testosterone supplement and photo estrogen. I know both these hormones suppress cortisol. Could my dr be barking up the wrong tree chasing the pregnenolone theory?