I had my right Adrenal Gland removed 3 years ago ....been up and down on Prednisolone ever since ....and I also have to carry an injection of 100 mg Steriod in case of shock or accident ...my Endocrine Consultant at St Bart`s Hospital,London ...wants me off * the dreaded steroids * my symptons which are supposedly * Adrenal * yet all the same as those described by low Thyroid ..he tested my Dhea-sulphate and found it to be extremly low as this * low level *can also give the same symptons as Adrenal not quite working when stressed he advised Dhea supplement of 25 mg with 5 mg Prednisolone daily ..if after 3months I felt no benefit then to up it too 50 mg ( but no more than that ) ....after 3 months my Dhea-sulphate was back up to near normal ...and I do feel somewhat better. My Endo now wants me to reduce my Preds by half as every 6 to 8 weeks until I am only taking Dhea 25mg.
The Dhea 25mg is obtainable only from the Internet as it is not availble on a NHS perscription ....The Dhea 25mg or 50 mg suppliment which the U K Endocrine Consultants in Birimngham ,Manchester,and London Hosptilas used during their recent research was supplied by McPhersons Labs * trading as dhea.com * .
There seems to be an added benefit of protection and reducing oesteoarthritus .
Anyone else have any experiance of taking Dhea ?