I hope it's ok to ask questions about adrenal fatigue here.
I have been on Medrol for the past three years for adrenal fatigue (prescribed by a Hertoghe doctor). I was told the reason I could not take hydrocortisone (HC) was because I tended to retain fluid (this was when I was still on T4 drugs only). However, now I have read that HC will not cause fluid retention if dosed properly, and that HC is always preferable to Medrol or Prednisone.
Since I could not get my doctor to prescribe HC for me, I ordered it myself and had such high hopes for it...but I just cannot seem to make it work. I seem to feel much more stable on Medrol. I feel best on 6 mg of Medrol daily, although I have gone back to 4 mg in recent months with the aim of eventually weaning off it completely. 30 mg of HC do not have the same effect on me at all.
The HC brand I've been trying is called Hisone.
The way I feel on HC, I am not sure I will ever be able to feel as well on it as I have on Medrol. I think Medrol has to be converted into cortisol by the body?
Since I've been on Medrol more than three years, and am unable to stop all adrenal support, I guess adrenal fatigue is not so easily cured as is sometimes said...?
I have also tried a lot of OTC products for adrenal support (chisandra, rhodiola rosea, licorice root etc), but so far without any results.