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Re: Hello
Aug 11, 2008
I got secondary adrenal insufficiency, just like you, due to too much steroids from nasal spray, advair, and 2 injections in my neck. It has been over a year and I am now on 20 mg of hydrocortisone and 25 lbs. fatter. I still feel bad and haven't been able to work. My doctors tell me it will be up to another year to get my pituitary glands to tell my adrenal glands to produce cortisol. My body is so weak, they say it will take another year just to feel better. They say I will never be like I was before. I will have to get used to a new "normal".

Do you get high blood pressure, low blood pressure, fast heart rate, or palpitations? Did you have a crisis? What made you check your cortisol and adrenal levels? Was it because you were very, very tired?

You are not alone and it will get better. I was very upset when I first found out, but I read a good book called, "90 Minutes in Heaven" which helped me see that there are so many people that are worse off than I am. There are a lot of nice people on this health board, so you are not alone.

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