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What are others experiences on Cortef?
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Published: 4 years ago

What are others experiences on Cortef?

Hi. I'm a single mother of 3 children. The youngest being 18 months. I believe I am suffering with adrenal fatigue and have so for the last three years. I became sick after a very stressful time in an abusive relationship that I have now left. My sickness has gotten worse over the last 3 years to the point I can no longer work. I'm exhausted all the time no matter how long I sleep. My anxiety is through the roof. I either can't sleep or can sleep for 14 hours if given the opportunity. I'm in the darkest place I've every been. I'm seeing a natural path because I feel my doctor does not take my symptoms seriously and thinks it's all in my head. I've been on every antidepressant and sleep aid I can think of and none work. I know there is more to this then just in my head. I did the eye test in the mirror for adrenal fatigue and failed it. I've had my thyroid checked and my t3 and t4 levels are a little low and I've been placed at my own request on a low dose of desiccated thyroid. Ive been on that for 3 weeks now with no improvements of symptoms. Right now I'm waiting on my results from the Dutch 24 hour urine cortisol test. I felt so shattered the other day because my natural path told me she sees people with symptoms like mine all he time and she is unable to find anything to help them. I read on other forums of people that have struggled for 15,20 years and it's enough to make me want to hang myself and I probably would if I didn't have kids. If my cortisol test show low levels I would like to take the hydrocortisone root as the adrenal boosters I'm on seem to do nothing and I'm eating healthy and all. I understand the risk but at this point my kids need their mom back so badly. Sorry to go on and on just needed to get this all off my chest. Any how my question is what are others experiences with hydrocortisone? I'm very interested to hear how long it took to take effect? Was it by the first dose or did it take a day or two? Also does anyone know of a good endocrinologist in the Toronto area that is not afraid of steroids and has some understanding of adrenal fatigue and the hpa axil? Sorry again for this being so long. I just need some relief from this hell. I honestly don't think I can take much more. -Dana-

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