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... that somewhat explains adrenal fatigue's being underdiagnosed by mainstream doctors is that in the past it USED to be diagnosed and treated, but they used large doses of steroids, which were more harmful than helpful, so they became afraid to fool with anything but actual adrenal failure. ... (11 replies)
... about 2002 or so is when I was diagnosed. It would have made a big difference for me but instead I was first given heavy pain meds for Fibro. Well I didnt care at all for that, so I took myself off of all that stuff. I did me NO good. ... (16 replies)
... mail in the past few days. Hope you are getting answers. I've heard that it is sometimes an option to take LOW doses of Cortef every other day, for a few weeks or so, to give the glands a rest. You may have to visit a holistic or naturopathic doctor, though, to get this kind of treatment. ... (5 replies)

... familar with doctors in your area. You may have to travel a ways but sometimes it is worth it and necessary. Have you tried taking the brand name of hc cortef., For some it makes a difference. I would like to caution you about the side effects of coming off the cortef after being on it for a long period of time. ... (5 replies)
Licorice Root
Sep 11, 2004
... term, for one to three months. ... (4 replies)
... to 20 mg in one jump is too much too fast. Unfortunately even the most fabulous doctors aren't very well informed about adrenal insufficiency. ... (5 replies)
... Well, I notice when I'm low on cortisol I am fatigued but I can't sleep, when I raised my cortef to 20mg I sleep all the time but wake up tired still usually. Yeah I seem to be gaining weight easily now. ... (18 replies)
... When you were diagnosed with Addison's, did they determine if it was primary adrenal or pituitary in origin? ... (1 replies)
... Hi! I need some information and clarification. I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and adrenal insufficiency. I am taking thyroid hormones and cortef. However, I am still symptomatic. I need help in determining what is causing what. ... (4 replies)
... If you aren't feeling better on 20mg versus 12.5mg, you could try Hydrocortisone to see if you feel better on it. Adrenal problems require experimenting to find what works best for you. You have to be the "driver", getting the doc to OK what you want to try. ... (18 replies)


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