Does anyone have any experience with 7-Keto-DHEA being less effective than DHEA? I'm not finding much information on the efficacy of 7-Keto vs. DHEA on the web so I thought I would share my experience with both. I started with FFC in March and by May I was feeling better than I felt in years. I had been taking a compounded dose of 50 mg. DHEA and 50 mg. pregnenolone since January. My DHEA lab result was 39 in March. I started feeling "OFF" towards the end of July. Then I had a total crash. I've been searching for a reason for the abrupt turnaround for months. Thanks to Lisa Petrison's very informative posts on adrenal health my "little grey cells" have been churning away. The whole time I've been on 7-Keto my hair and skin have been very dry plus I've not had to pluck any stray chin hairs. I've had some coarse "fishing line" like hair growing on spots under my chin since I was a teenager. During my FFC office visit in June, my doctor switched me to 7-Keto because in my case the DHEA should not convert into testosterone. I finished up the bottle I had and started on the 7-Keto in early July. After a new round of labs in Nov, it is clear to me that my crash is related to low adrenal function & low thyroid issues. I've been taking 50 mg. of 7-Keto since July and my DHEA levels are < 15! When I was feeling great my DHEA was 131. I saw Dr. David Edelberg for the first time on 1-7-07. He made the comment that I should be on regular DHEA because in his practice he has found that 7-Keto does NOT work. Based on my blood tests, I would say it does not either.