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Recovery of steroid induced adrenal insufficiency
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I have been suffering extreme fatigue for about a year, which started after reducing my prednisolone from 30mg to 20mg. Now I have tapered off prednisolone completely, but remain extremely tired.
Two recent blood tests have shown my 9 am cortisol levels to be low. How should this be addressed? Is this something that might recover? Originally Posted by lymphpre. How in the world did u get off Prednisone if so? Ive taken it for 10 years, and Im still feeling horrible. Would like any advice u can offer.
Originally Posted by kim Glad to hear back from u. It's very frustrating dealing with doctors over our issues. It's been awful for me. When I go to ER here I have to explain to the doctors what Addison's is and tell them how to treat me. Like me, I think u need a new dr. Wish I could offer some advice but u have secondary, I have primary. My adrenals completely failed. They are done forever they say. I do decent sometimes but not the past week.
Yesterday was a tough one. Had a ton of stress this past month tho, and I just dont handle it well. Many times my body reacts in dramatic way to stress b4 I even realize that I am stressing. Hope u can figure something out so u feel better and can get off of meds.
I believe that normal replacement values what the body needs with no adrenal function is 7 mg prednisone, or 30 mg hydrocortisone, daily. I have been on and off prednisone , mostly on for the last couple of years because of my asthma. I am an RN and have studied everything regarding steroids I know the longer you're on them they start to depress the adrenal glands If it continues too long then the adrenal glands shut down and will not produce any cortisol again.
I developed chronic pancreatitis from lithotrypsey for a kidney stone. This has added a nother stress to my body. Realize that all stress take a part in using our cortisol The body cannot tell the difference between good or bad stresses. Chronic conditions keep our bodies depleted of cortisol so when we get sick we need supplements to get through. So since I have developed the pancreatitis its been very difficult to get off the prednisone.
I have been off the prednisone for 2 weeks now and sleep most of the day and night. Evry joiny aches and my pain in my pancreatitis is flaring and my asthma is flaring. I had no choice but to start back on prednisone and I'm facing the fact that I may have to take them the rest of my life. I have gained so much weight. I have severe osteoporosis from prednisone use as well as diabetes I also have cataracts in both eyes. I appreciate the anger and disappointman all of you are going through Please if any of you start any new therapies please report it this thread God bless all of you, Patty.
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Search this Thread Advanced Search. BB code is On. I want my free account. Do you live in Canada? All times are GMT The time now is Originally Posted by lymphpre I have been off prednisolone since January, after taking it every day for 18 months.
Originally Posted by kim do u have Addison's Disease? I'm desperate to lower my cortisol. Lyme, cortisol levels, and steroids. Low Cortisol, Low Testosterone-pain Management. I am new and need some info. I want my free account Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board. Hydrocortisone Levoxyl Potassium Prednisone Synthroid.