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[QUOTE=annemv]Concerned Male,
My dr wanted me to try isocort first. I am taking 2 in the am, one around noon and one around 4 pm. It seems to be helping all though I am no where near normal. I have a feeling I will have to take more and up my thyroid dose. But, I am not complaining. Anything is better than how I have felt over the last year. I just hope I have some hair left by the time this all gets fixed. :eek
Have you had the saliva test? I dont know that I personally would take isocort unless under supervision of dr. These hormones are very complicated. Do you have a dr you like and will work with you?[/QUOTE]

I should be getting the results of my Cortisol saliva test in a few days. Even if the results come back in the normal range, I could possibly have Subclinical Adrenal Fatigue right? Cause the level I'm at might not be the level that my body needs to deal with the stress. I've read that if a person goes through a lot of stress, there is a good chance that something could be wrong with their adrenal glands. And that a lot of illnesses can affect the adrenal glands.
[QUOTE=mhuff]Hey everyone!
I started taking isocort one month ago, and believe me, it has made all the difference in my adrenal fatigue. I take 2 in the a.m., 3 late morning, and 2 early afternoon. It takes a while to kick in so be patient. People I have met say they feel it in a week to two, but it took one month for me, and can take longer-be patient-how long have you felt bad? My doctors (I am working with an open minded Internist, and an NP) both say that what the Isocort does is takes over for the Adrenals so they have a chance to recuperate. I will probably be on it for 3-6 months while this happens (don't be in a hurry to get off it unless your symptoms change-you are healing). When the Adrenals rest up and are functioning again I will be able to tell, and then we will start to cut back. You must change lifestylye too. Sugar, caffeine, enough sleep, and also I eat 5 times a day-balance protein and good carbs. This also feeds your poor exhausted Adrenals. Isocort is available on the Internet-just put it in your search engine. But I feel you should work with a open minded physician if you can find one. I have battled this for years, and been through countless health care practitoners until I found my answers. DONT GIVE UP. Feeling good is worth it. Sorry this is so long, just don't want anyone to give up hope-I know what it feels like to be told you are crazy, hypochondriac, etc.Been there.
Good luck![/QUOTE]

I'm taking something similar to Isocort called Mil Adregen. My results for the Cortisol saliva test were actually in the normal range. I told my doctor about the amount of stress I've dealt with other the years, and he put me on Mil Adregen. I started taking it October 28. I'm hoping that it can help with my severe exhaustion, low concentration, and memory problems. I thought it would have started helping by now if it was going to help. I guess I have to give it time?

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