Addison's - Heat & Exercise!
This is my first time posting. I came here to try and find some information about addison's and coping with extreme heat while exercising.
Some background: I am a 47 year old female and have had Addison's for about 15 years now. My regular dose of prednisone is 5mg am and 2.5 mg pm. I also take Florinef, I think .5 mg daily.
For the most part this dose is fine for me. I exercise frequently and am a compeitive tennis player. One of my biggest "stressors" is this HEAT! I do play tennis indoors mostly, even in the summer, but it still becomes extremely hot and I have a hard time coping.
I have had a very active summer playing many competitive tennis matches and have been doubling and often tripling my prednisone to be able to play competitively. I often also double the florinef. (I also increase my salt intake and all that).
I have been doing this for the past month and am experiencing side effects of too much prednisone...such as weight gain and easy bruising. I realize it is probably not very smart or safe to be taking so much so often. I have about another week and a very big tournament next weekend, then I will take some time off from tennis until it cools down.
I just wonder if how people with addisons cope with the heat? And exercise? I am wondering if I should even be playing competitively anymore if this is what I have to do in order to play well and tolerate the heat. I LOVE playing competitively, as opposed to recreationally. I would hate to have to not be able to do it because of my addison's.
Thanks for any advice,