Bucci, I did a saliva test for bio-identical HRT and it showed low cortisol level among other things. It is not my lyme doctor ( I am flying solo right now).
I think it is lyme related, but who can say for sure.
I don't think I ever had a ACTH done, not sure what it's for. He is aware of my lyme, I decided to tell him my whole history, but he is not a lyme doctor.
The only steroids I've ever been on was when I was pregnant I was on Prednisone my 1st trimester, and I had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow that really seemed to set off my lyme (I didn't know I had lyme at the time).
I am on 5mg 2x/day.
CG, Have you heard of any neg effects? I want to treat the Adrenal Fatigue, but I don't want to do it at the expense of making the LD worse. I really wanted to see if the HRT and Hydrocortisone and supp's make a difference in how I feel. I know that not all of this is from the lyme and I am just trying to sort it out. I'm hoping to be able to feel somewhat better than I feel right now.
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day 5 months
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned. Started Buhner's protocol May 2009