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Mar 6, 2018 · secondary adrenal insufficiency in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hi Jen you are starting to feel the beginnings of addisons I have been on prednisone for four years at 8 times the required amount I cant taper to the appropriate levels. When you are low on cortisol it is the top of the pyramid it controls your acth which regulates potassium it also regulates adrenaline which could be part of your shaking, when doing things for long periods of time your muscle groups become stressed and you have no stamina to maintain the activity you simply just have to sit and wait to recover most employers don't appreciate that unfortunately. I have now been through four docs and none have done some of the things you have had done. What I can say is the longer you stay on a steroid the less likely your body will return to producing the proper amounts of cortisol on its own. I wish I had better answers for you to find a solution but from all my experiences and research the adrenal system is complex and hard to diagnose. Most of the time the treatments seem to be very set and it ends up trying to fit a square peg to round hole. Learn to pace yourself some how, continuing to exercise somehow helps greatly the cordisone is probably preventing any weight loss.

Nov 29, 2017 · Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@pagray24 some of what you describe does sound of addisons and you have had your cortisol checked? my acth has always been good but the cortisol gland has shutdown have they specifically looked there for a tumor which can cause sparatic results. also have you considered thyroid?

Nov 29, 2017 · Addison's Disease: Tired of being tired in Diabetes/Endocrine System

always have been on their tapering schedule, biggest hurdle I cross is the care of my animals and my household chores I can only be down so long before they need attention and I don’t receive much assistance there and yes we start 1mg at a time. I am pretty convinced my body will never produce cortisol again its just trying to manage the meds.

Nov 28, 2017 · Addison's Disease: Tired of being tired in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Teresa We began with an doc from ou med center felt like a lab rat he always had students with him. my last dic punted and suggested mayo but on limited incomes that is hard to do.

Nov 28, 2017 · Addison's Disease: Tired of being tired in Diabetes/Endocrine System

john what kind of any symptoms have you incurred when tapering? Myself I may sleep 16 hours of the day and still feel tired nausea confusion.

Nov 28, 2017 · Addison's Disease: Tired of being tired in Diabetes/Endocrine System

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Nov 28, 2017 · Addison's Disease: Tired of being tired in Diabetes/Endocrine System

may sleep 16 or more hours a day nausea confusion but also had this dosage for this long of time its the same. The steroids begin to work adversely on soft tissue I cant think as clearly as I would like don’t have the stamina I should and for someone that has worked with his hands and mind; well you know. My wife and I never had a convential marriage she worked in the city as an attorney I raised kids and lived as she calls hand to mouth always taking jobs with enough flex to be there for the kids. She is still able clumbsy with her right side and having more trouble using the right words at times. Are you familiar with show animals? If so I can tell more stories about how I got here,