... process and "holding" now @ 5mg @ da till I have my appointment with an Endocrinologist for testing. Hope that staying at that level for a short time will not put me into a "trouble" position before resolved? Comments???
Hello. Glad to hear you are moving on to an Endo. You should have been sent to one as soon as they gave you the long term pred. Poor doctor and his crushed ego! Golly gee whiz. lol. Thank goodness you won't be seeing him again. I applaud you for telling him how it is!
A rheumy is also needed for the whole bone situation. This is their specialty. they work with prednisone and they sure do understand bones.
5mg prednisone is going to be around for a while. It takes months for the adrenals to start working again. In order to stay balanced you will need the backup pred. 8 to 9mg cortisol is naturally produced by the body. Depending upon his tests he may bump you up a bit. Don't worry about that. You will be at the right level for your body, not at the higher level the prednisone was creating.
Good luck with this change. So sorry you have had to suffer so much. Karen
Glad you are going to an Endro soon! I have had Addisons for 18 years now, TONS of high doses for many years has effectively screwed up my heart and bones. It's so important to find a doc that actually listens! It's amazing how little is known... or cared about, when dealing with Addisons! Best of luck to you!
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