about 20 years or so ago, after all my resections,etc.,etc. I
decided on my own that 8.5 mgs of Cortisol a day from the adrenal glands just wasn't doing the job for a person with severe Crohn's.
My doctors agreed with me that maybe I was right, Had my Adrenals checked, they were during the normal production of Cortisol,and they started giving me RX's for 90pills of 5 mgs of
Prednisone at a time and I decided that one a day might do the job, sometimes I take 2 pills and skip a day, sometimes, I might take 3 pills and skip a day or two just to keep my adrenals confused enough so they wont slow down their production, once in a while, if I thought something that had to do with Crohn's was starting, I might take 20mgs two or three times for a day or so. and then go back to 5mgs,
Haven't had a problem with Crohn's since I started that system over 20 years ago.
I'm in my 55th year of Crohn's now, retired 22 years ago, had, I think 12 or 13 surgeries, I don't keep records - I don't live in the past, I'm all for the future kind of guy. I only have four scars on my abdominal area, doctors didn't want me to look like I was clawed by a grizzley so they started going into the same incisions.
I lost my best friend and wife of 55 years 6 years ago, started dating about 4 years ago and I'm thinking about getting married to a wonderful sexy lady that's just had her 79th birthday. I had my 85th birthday in Feb.
I still take the 5 mgs or pred a day but now I've added another 5mgs of Cialis a day.
Randy, I've kept up with you and your Crohn's for a lot of years now and I have a lot of respect for the way you have always handled your problems, please, don't even think of giving up, we never know what's going to happen tomorrow.