Sorry if this question has already been asked and answered! I have been on Medrol for the past three and a half years, and would like to get off it. As far as I know, both Medrol, Prednisone and HC suppress your own adrenals even further.
The reason I was put on Medrol, rather than HC, was that I tended to retain fluid, and my doctor said that HC will make that problem even worse. Of course, when I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, I was seriously hypothyroid after being on thyroxine for 10 years, so that could also be the reason for fluid retention.
Has anyone successfully weaned of prescription adrenal support? If so, have you replaced it with an OTC product, like adrenal cortex or extract? Many claim that adrenal cortex is better than extract, as the latter also contains adrenaline.
It's all very confusing. Adrenal fatigue (which was the diagnosis I got in late 2011) is not the same thing as adrenal insufficiency. The idea, as far as I know, is that you replace the missing cortisol for a limited period of time, thus allowing your adrenal glands to rest and recuperate. After three and a half years, that must be the case, right...?