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... probably wouldn't for long term. Many many people take it as their replacement. Thing is we are not taking massive doses...only a "replacement" dose. When on prednisone I tapered my dose to 5mg. 4mg a.m. ... (6 replies)
... Many take Prednisone as a replacement. It has to be converted in the liver so takes longer before it is available for the body to use. ... (8 replies)
... adrenal insufficiency. 7.5mg is the max dose. Taking that much for over 4 weeks would tell your adrenals they don't have to work. Was the prednisone tapered at the end of the treatment? ... (8 replies)

... Can prednisone be used to treat adrenal insufficency? ... (8 replies)
... Does prednisone help raise cortisol levels? ... (8 replies)
... No, I understand. Thanks for your advice though! :) Nope, I didn't see the results. I'm having them sent to my new PCP, so I'll ask for them when I get to that appt in 2 weeks. The only symptoms I have besides fatigue is a stiff/sore neck (in the back). This started the same time the fatigue did. I also crave sugar/salt (8 replies)
... I'm not a doctor, so my opinions are just "opinions". You still need to rule out adrenal problems if you have any of the symptoms. Are you having symptoms other than being tired? Did you actually see the results of your thyroid check? We are often told things are normal when they are not. Good idea to get copies when you have bloodwork done so you can refer back to... (8 replies)
... :confused: :( Great.... Yeah, the blood work for my TSH and t3/t4 came back normal. (8 replies)
... That would be my opinion. Have you had your thyroid checked? What is yout TSH level? (8 replies)
... Yup. It was tapered off in the end. So, what your saying is, if this was an adrenal issue, I should have felt better on this med? This has me worried then.... (8 replies)

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