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... tos thyroiditis and diabetes mellitus. Some of my specialty docs I will be seeing in the next few months. Had doctors at the hospital and assisted living place for a few months. Bones are healing. No surgery required. ... (2 replies)
... mg, wow you must not have any adrenal functions at all. Thanks for the sound advice. I'm trying not to take too much cortef and I also have been thinking about getting a bracelet just in case something bad would happen. ... (16 replies)
... Can you have both Addison's disease AND secondary adrenal insufficiency? ... (2 replies)

... Well I had my cortisol tested about a year ago by a different doctor where I used to live, and she felt it was low, but decided not to give me anything for it at the time. My thyroid levels were still kind of low then too, so I thought it was a thyroid issue instead of an adrenal issue. ... (3 replies)
... Is it possible for me to have had this as a child and it not become an issue until I got older? ... (4 replies)
... They were reducing it by 5 mg., but I would have an adrenal crisis every time they lowered it. I asked them to lower it more slowly, and that is there plan for the future. ... (21 replies)
... I am amazed that your doctor has you on steroids even though you haven't been tested for adrenal insufficiency. If your adrenals are working, then you are taking 20 mg. too much of cortisol! ... (3 replies)
... I was finally diagnosed with hypopituatory and secondary adrenal insufficiency in July 2012 after being ill for about three years. ... (3 replies)
... I am looking for advice on how to deal physically and emotionally with my newly found illness. I have been very ill for over a year but haven't felt well for as long as I can remember. ... (3 replies)
... g... that's 25mg AM, 10mg noon and 5mg suppertime. Me and my MD are wanting to pull that down, but I haven't really stabilized in the last few months. Now even for males, that's on the high end. We've wondered if I'm malabsorbing or something, but that test came back negative. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks for the advice. I plan on seeing a good endo in the next month or two when ever they can fit me in. ... (16 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)
... have been on 5mg prednisone or 20mg hydrocortisone for a long time. ... (3 replies)
... Thanks for your responce. It's been a horrible life since 2001. I found cortef about 6 months ago and it has changed my life. ... (16 replies)
... I slowly worked up to that amount, starting with 10 in the am and 5 in the afternoon, then 15 and 5, then 20 and 5, and finallt 20 and 10 and it seems to work for me. I do still have days where I feel run down, but I also have Hashimoto's, and it could have something to do with that. ... (16 replies)
... Thats the same dose I take it works for me. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks so much for your helpful information. ... (16 replies)
... The schedule you mention is a good one for cortisol replacement. I take 15 mg. in the a.m. and 5 about 5 p.m. It seems to work for me. I have also taken 10, 5, and 5, as you suggest. ... (16 replies)
... I have been taking 5 mg every 8 hours which equals 15mg per day for the last 6 months. This new treatment has had a profound effect on my life. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks for reminding be about the FFC, MrSleepy. I called a couple of weeks ago and made an appt here in Dallas. My MD has helped me along for a couple of years now, but she's not been able to tune the combinations just right. I'm hoping they have more experience there. ... (16 replies)


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