This morning I received a bulky letter from the Consultant Physician for Endocrinology. As the results are above me, perhaps PMRpro. and others, would elaborate.'confirmation that your body is not producing enough cortisol with a baseline of 85 and peak of 140.4(IDEALLY SHOULD BE MORE THAN 150)'.
He goes on to say I need to be on Hydrocortisone tablets...10mg am, 5 mg at lunch, 5mg evening.'wITH the new tablets, you can gradually come off the Prednisolone tablets, by reducing the dose by 1mg every week until you stop it completely'.
2 pages of how to take the new tablets, follows, plus many warnings about dialling 999 and going to hospital for emergency injections.
He is arranging an appt. in the Endocrine Clinic.
NOW..............I have been feeling really well on 2mg Pred, and was waiting for this letter so that I could continue tapering with the DSNS method. My GP also has the same letter. I want to state, emphatically...I HAVE NO INTENTION OF FOLLOWING THIS CONSULTANT'S ADVICE! i WAS EXPECTING, AT THE VERY LEAST, TO 'UP' the Pred, but am NOT starting this regime.
The letter is too long to quote more. The references given are from 2005, 2013 and 2014. Also Addison's Clinical Advisory Panel is quoted as references.
What is the matter with me? Can I die ? I am 'all over the place' after this letter.