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Old 11-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #13
Join Date: Nov 2005
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skcoffman HB User
Re: How do I know how far along my adrenal insufficiency is?

7 mg is the dosage my endocrinologist put me on three years ago. The doc thinks I have a small amount of function left??? The symptoms have been worse since my thyroid was removed. I had iodine radiation treatment after and the syliva glands do not work well any more. I also have problems swallowing. I do not always drink enough water and ingest enough salt. The more severe symptoms are brought on by stress. I have learned my limits and what to do when I'm over or under them. I have lived with this disease for 20 years and it is never going to get better. I hate taking steroids because of the side affects, etc., but I will take the bare minimum that I have to to keep functioning.