I do appreciate your anxiety and stress and your worries regarding the symptoms not subsiding now. Phosphatidylserine complex dampens the effect of ACTH and cortisol hormones which are the flight and fight hormones. These hormones increase the heart rate, cause palpitations and a sense of anxiety, panic, restlessness etc.
Usually either ACTH or cortisol levels are high due to disorders of the pituitary or adrenal gland. This is because in the body ACHT and cortisol levels are inversely related, when one rises, the other falls. In some cases there may be a rise in both hormones. However, even if one rises, the symptoms you are feeling start. Since phosphatidylserine complex dampens the effect of ACTH and cortisol both, it took care of all your symptoms. Also, phosphatidylserine complex is known to improve the cognitive function and this may have given additional help. When you had infection and took antibiotics, the body faced an additional stressful condition. This probably caused further problems with the ACTH and cortisol level.
An increased ACTH can be due to Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, or ectopic ACTH-producing tumors. A cortisol challenge test is done to find out the exact cause. In Addison’s disease and in low pituitary function the cortisol is low. In Cushing’s disease, ectopic ACTH secreting tumors and in pituitary tumors the cortisol is high. You need tests to rule these out.
Please discuss with your doctor. I sincerely hope you will find this information useful in your journey towards better health.
Hope you get well soon! Good Luck and take care!
Thank you for the response!