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Cortisol is an immune system inhibitor so taking more isn't the best idea. You should only increase meds when you have a fever or severe physical trama, otherwise you are actually slowing down your immune system. Some bacteria actually produce toxins that stimulate high cortisol levels thereby fooling the body into not attacking the it

Adrenal insufficiency means you have low DHEA. Low DHEA is associated with poor immune system response, asthma, difficulty breathing, low exercise capacity, poor sexual response, memory/concentration problems, higher mortality and muscle/joint pains.

Colds that last weeks and long recovery times are a sign of poor immunity. You should be adding be adding DHEA, zinc, selenium and vitamin C and E; all of which work to improve immune response by various mechanisms.
[QUOTE=orion]Cortisol is an immune system inhibitor so taking more isn't the best idea. You should only increase meds when you have a fever or severe physical trama, otherwise you are actually slowing down your immune system. Some bacteria actually produce toxins that stimulate high cortisol levels thereby fooling the body into not attacking the it

Adrenal insufficiency means you have low DHEA. Low DHEA is associated with poor immune system response, asthma, difficulty breathing, low exercise capacity, poor sexual response, memory/concentration problems, higher mortality and muscle/joint pains.

Colds that last weeks and long recovery times are a sign of poor immunity. You should be adding be adding DHEA, zinc, selenium and vitamin C and E; all of which work to improve immune response by various mechanisms.[/QUOTE]
I take 25mg DHEA every day. And I do take vitamin C, but I should look into the rest, as well. I also heard Echinacea was good.

It seems as though whenever she bumps me up on meds, I feel okay for a while, then they just don't seem to work as well. Maybe that's the process, I don't know.

Today, I'm really tired. And I just took my meds a little over an hour and a half ago. Maybe once I get on a meds routine that works for me, I won't be questioning upping my meds for things like colds.

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