Because of varying doses of Prednisone over 4 years, my adrenal glands shut down. I am now steroid dependent. I have virtually no cortisol production and failed ACTH stimulation test. I am now on Cortef three times daily; 12.5 mg, 7.5 mg and 5 mg. This dose of 25 mg is equivalent to low dose Prednisone at 6.2 mg.
Does anyone else have Addison's?
Has anyone had success in "jump starting" their adrenals. My endocrinologist said it will not happen, but I want to keep trying to slowly go down. I have been at 20 mg (equal to 5 mg Prednisone), but muscle weakness, spasms and fatigue begin.
Thanks for any help.