It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addison's Disease Message Board


Addison's Disease Board Index


31 yr old recently took Adrenal Stress Index due to chronic fatigue.
Cortisol levels severly depressed.
[U]7am[/U]- 5 nM (ref. value 13-24 nM)
[U]11 am[/U]-<1 (ref. value 5-10 nM)
[U]4 pm[/U]- <1 (ref. value 3-8 nM)
[U]11 pm[/U]- <1 (ref. value 1-4 nM)
DHEA- Pooled value- 2 (ref. value 3-10)-- showed zone 7- Adrenal Fatigue.
Insulin- fasting <3 Normal
post-prandial <3 Depressed.

I've been prescribed 5 mg Hydrocortisone to take once at 7 am, noon, and 4 pm as well as 5 mg DHEA once daily.
I was wanting to start out conservatively because I'm afraid of adverse side effects. Has anyone had any side effects from Hydrocortisone and DHEA? Weight gain, hair growth, etc?

Anyone been successful in treating Adrenal Fatigue??
Hi Nicole. I'm 30, and have also had CFS/FM for 8 years, and recently diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency, via an insulin tolerance test.

How severe is your CFS? How are you feeling before you've started the Cortef? Are you able to cook, clean, go to shops etc, or much worse?

They are extremely low results.. so it seems you may benefit alot from the Cortef i'd think.

Have you tried other adrenal supps first? Licorice root is what i started on when i had severe adrenal symptoms. It really picked me up in a big way, but its effect wore off and i needed more until i got bad enough to need hydrocortisone (cortef). I haven't been on it long and am on a bit of a rollercoaster, but so far it's provided some benefits such as really helping my constant hypoglycaemia, stopped the freezing cold inner shakes i was having, etc. I have periods of feeling alot better, but so far the're only small windows, I have a long way to go yet.

The DHEA can and does help alot of people with AF/AI/Addisons. I have severe liver detox impairment so dhea causes some side effects for me, but not for most. I may try it in cream form next instead of tablets/lozenges to bypass the digetsive tract.

Let us know how you are going. ~Chris.


[QUOTE=nicoleaua;3770799]31 yr old recently took Adrenal Stress Index due to chronic fatigue.
Cortisol levels severly depressed.
[U]7am[/U]- 5 nM (ref. value 13-24 nM)
[U]11 am[/U]-<1 (ref. value 5-10 nM)
[U]4 pm[/U]- <1 (ref. value 3-8 nM)
[U]11 pm[/U]- <1 (ref. value 1-4 nM)
DHEA- Pooled value- 2 (ref. value 3-10)-- showed zone 7- Adrenal Fatigue.
Insulin- fasting <3 Normal
post-prandial <3 Depressed.

I've been prescribed 5 mg Hydrocortisone to take once at 7 am, noon, and 4 pm as well as 5 mg DHEA once daily.
I was wanting to start out conservatively because I'm afraid of adverse side effects. Has anyone had any side effects from Hydrocortisone and DHEA? Weight gain, hair growth, etc?

Anyone been successful in treating Adrenal Fatigue??[/QUOTE]





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:21 PM.





© 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!