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    I have endured severly high cortisol levels due to the stress of having IC, and PFd, being in constant pain and not sleeping more than 3 hours in 3.5 years. Due to this I have gained 30 lbs. on my 5ft 1.5 inch frame. I am in desperate search of a way to lower my cortisol levels and have read that holy basil is quite effective. I was wondering if anyone had ever used this for anything else and if they had a reaction.

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    This one can have some side effects --- I strongly recommend talking with your doctor before taking it, especially if you're on any other medications.

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      herbs and cortisol

      I'm trying some herbal formulations for stress recommended by my naturopath which include holy basil, ashwagandha, rhodiola etc. for stress, too. don't mix with prescriptions that can affect those pathways without professional advice.
      I got IC in 1970! I was not diagnosed until 1991. I've tried many drugs and therapies but I tend to only resort to drugs when in a flare because when I am not in a flare (from being good on diet), I suffer only from small bladder volume (like about 7 ozs.) and peeing will relieve the discomfort. When I am feeling relatively normal, I say to myself I am glad I am not on a drug. When I am in a flare, I say, why am I not on a drug! I've recently have been trying to solve my connective issue problems in general. I look to diet and herbs mostly unless it gets really bad. I still think there is great hope for each individual finding a path to healing and there are many.