DHEA Health Benefits and Side Effects

| Modified on Oct 20, 2021
Energy, Arthritis
Posted by Gracie (Nottingham) on 10/20/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects


On several occasions I've written about pain from arthritis in my lower back, thighs, knees, wrists, pelvic area, and over the years have taken many supplements to help with this, but hand on heart I cannot say that any have truly worked (Please, no one suggest taking borax because I've taken this for quite a long time, and I live in hope that it is doing some good but the arthritis has never gone away).

In April this year I had the two covid vaccinations, and it was shortly after that I experienced a massive flare-up of symptoms, and wondered whether the flare-up was connected to the vaccinations. However, about this time I was taking MSM, and continued to do so until just recently, but my arthritis symptoms increased plus I was thoroughly depressed, and with the pain and depression some days I didn't want to carry on living. Then one day I left off the MSM and within a day or so I began feel much better. The arthritis pain was still there but to a lesser degree, but the depression had lifted. I honestly believe that I was reacting badly to the MSM but who can say?

Recently, in the hope of living an active life as possible for an octogenarian, I purchased some DHEA, 25mgs, and it worked wonderfully. My walking, balance, energy, definitely improved and I felt as though I had a better quality of life. BUT (why is there always a but?) my anger levels went through the roof over the smallest thing, and I understand that this a side effect of taking DHEA. I've tried taking half a capsule but this doesn't work. Yes, the anger issues lessen, but it does not help very much with the energy levels and arthritis.

Does anyone have a solution to this?

Multiple Cures
Posted by Artemis (Ny City) on 06/22/2018

Hi Millicent - (pretty name)... I just turned 73,,, with a lot of med problems...depression (like hell), all over pain, etc. etc. I did bio HRT years ago but stopped. Well, I thought I would give DHEA a try (orally this time) which might alleviate the excruciating STRESS and adrenal fatigue among other medical issues which I won't go into. I bought a brand which is supposed to be the best and an old Alternative doc I used to see advised taking this brand. Well, I'm scared...I started taking 5HTP a couple days ago for depression and the reviews are great. So, now I am wondering when should I start the DHEA. I am dealing with such devastating issues in my life,, alone, with literally no-one to turn to. So, I am happy and encouraged by your results with DHEA. How many mgs. do you take? Also, if I may....what is your general age range. I am trying to compare what your results are with my possible results at 73,,, having aged before my time, due to devastating circumstances,,, what can I say,,, life!!!!!

Thanks - be well,,, stick with Mother Nature and we can't go wrong!

Multiple Cures
Posted by Millicent (France) on 12/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking DHEA a few years ago and the results were impressive with no side effects. Wrinkles decreased, inflammation reduced, female 'stuff' improved, eyelashes grew. Then I changed lifestyle for a while and stopped taking it. I'm now back on and the results are just amazing again. After 1 week start to see improvements. I feel really just generally good too, with energy. Give it a try. I take half a capsule as a whole one would tend to give me so much go I couldn't get to sleep at night.