Orion, I know you know a lot about
Cortef and I had some questions about
it. I did some reading the other night about
Cortef. It looks like it is in the same family of corticosteroids (sp) as prednisone. Do you know if there is a big difference between the two meds? It didn't look like it to me. It makes sense that something like prednisone or cortef would work for adrenal fatigue. Some of the reading I have done about
lupus indicates that part of the problem, in addition to connective tissue problems is that the adrenal glands get fried and don't work right anymore. The prednisone gives your body the same stuff your adrenal glands do. That's why it is so hard for people to come off prednisone because your adrenal gland doesn't work right anymore and you start feeling rotten when you go on too low of a dose. The bad thing is that there are negative side effects from long term use. It looks like Cortef also has the same side effects. All of this is very interesting. It seems like the adrenal glands are involved in several different illnesses and diseases.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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