Thanks Ambients, but we all deserve to get better
Cortef (hydrocortisone) is a corticosteroid. Like Prednisone and Medrol, it's used as for inflamation, azthma, but it's also used for low cortisol production. People that have addisons disease (the adrenal glands no longer produce cortisol) are on a high dose of Cortef to replace what the body needs. I'm just on a much lower and safer dosage. Many people say that these types of drugs can cause weight gain, however if I'm feeling better, I'll be eating better and exercising.
Here is the explanation of Armour from it's website.
"Armour® Thyroid—A natural replacement for thyroid hormone
When a thyroid is either underactive, nonfunctioning, or has been all or partly surgically removed, you may be hypothyroid. The diagnosis is made by your physician. The traditional treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone replacement, which involves taking a prescript
ion drug (T4, T3, or a combination product containing both T4 and T3) that acts similarly in the body to the human hormone thyroxine that the thyroid would normally produce.
Armour® Thyroid, one of several drugs available for the treatment of hypothyroidism, is a naturally derived thyroid replacement containing both T4 and T31. Other products are available which contain synthetic T4 and/or synthetic T3."
I had a Saliva test done that showed my cortisol levels are extrememly low. This fits my symptoms to a T. I've also been through a series of tests (you can check out my other threats for info on that)
Thanks again for the good luck.