That's great, and on a low dosage as well. Most get placed on 20mg a day and it's usually broken up throughout the day. Like 7.5 in the morning, 5mg in the afternoon, and 2.5-5mg in the evening around 5ish.
From what I've read ( and there has been conflicting stories) your body doesn't produce cortisol when taking a replacement. It's simply to allow your body what it needs, and allow your glands to heal and not be so over worked. Taking a replacement while also taking extracts, supplements, exercise and a healthy diet promote a faster recovery of the glands. Now, when I say comflicting, I've also heard that hydrocortisone heals the glands. Since this is still such a grey area for the medical community, I suggest you read up on it a little more, and consult with your doctor. Ask him how long he plans to have on you this med. Granted, you probably could take it the rest of your life, but be aware that this is also an anti-inflammatory as well. So, you could have say... and ear infection and not know it because of the hydrocortisone.
That's great. I must admit, as happy as I am for you, I'm also a bit jealous. I too hope my Endo see this for what it truely is.
Cortef is a brand of hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone is the generic version of Cortef. I only ask because some find that they react better to the other. The only difference is the fillers included in the meds. Some people find that they can't stomach the other.
Good luck on the toxin test.
I read that too. I believe what they mean is that hydocortisone allows the glands to rest so that they can heal...it doesn't heal the glands...well that's what I believe. To me it's all the same thing...as long as the glands are healing. :lol:
As far as the hydrocortisone goes, I told my doc about
6 months...and he agreed...but I will also go by how I feel and look too, so if I get better before 6 months then I will stop taking hydrocortisone.
I hoping that detoxing will speed everything up. Detoxing already have gotten rid of my 4 month long abdominal pain in only 3 days.
BTW...I've just noticed 10 mins ago that my face is rosier...it's not dry and as pale looking as it use to be. I didn't notice this yesterday. This is amazing!!!!
I'm thinking about
canceling the toxin test order, because I was going to wait until after I test to detox. I don't want to detox before the test...so I don't know. Waiting to test...again...it slowing my progress up.
I think that I should cancel. I wish that I would have found this toxin test first! See....when I'm not looking for something it's soooo easy to find. Now when I was searching all over the net for toxin tests this one never came up...and this is the type of test that I was searching for in the first place...but I setteled for the test that I found...it was the only one that I trusted, because I was familiar with the lab.
Orion, did you know that progesterone nourishes the thyroid...and zinc promotes progesterone production. One reason that our hormones get out of balance is because when cause our zinc-to-copper ratio to become imbalanced by eating too much copper(chocolate, baker's yeast, almonds, peanut butter, trout, walnuts, lobster, grapes, crab, brain flakes, avocado, pecans, etc). That's why I had to add zinc supplement to my muti.
I didn't know that women and men can take progesterone in the from of wild yam to balance their progesterone level. Most use wild yam cream.
I have adrenal fatique(or one of the many names that is called), low progesterone and hypothyroidism(tissue resistance to thyroid hormones).
Meds: Armour Thyroid, Hydrocortisone, ProGest and lots of supplements in addition to my multi-vitamins.
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