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i have secondary adrenal insufficiency due to sheehan syndrome after i delivered my son. i bled out and my blood pressure went from 200/170 to 50/40 in a matter of seconds. i take prednisone, synthroid, metformin, and i haven't had a period in 19 years due to the pituitary not signalig my ovaries. i have crashed 4 times. i know how you all feel it is a pain in the but. hang in there all;)
[QUOTE=nrseangie777;3662993]i have secondary adrenal insufficiency due to sheehan syndrome after i delivered my son. i bled out and my blood pressure went from 200/170 to 50/40 in a matter of seconds. i take prednisone, synthroid, metformin, and i haven't had a period in 19 years due to the pituitary not signalig my ovaries. i have crashed 4 times. i know how you all feel it is a pain in the but. hang in there all;)
I had similar blood tests but my message (see my posting from Mfleisch) indicate that is was worth the risk for me, if you are willing, to lower and eventually eliminate the steroids. The doctor at Mayo suggested that when and if if I started to get ill symtons from the pituitary malfunction to begin the steroids again. The only symptom I got was a temporary week or two of fatigue about 3 months later and then it disappeared. I AM NOT A DOCTOR SO THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE OF MY CASE. THREE ENDOCRINOLOGISTS AGREED WITH THE TRIAL AND ONLY WAS WAS AFRAID OF LITIGATION.