adrenal fatigue treatment?

I have a question about adrenal fatigue that I hope someone will be able to help me answer.

I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue back in 2011. Since then, I have been on Medrol (4-6 mg daily depending on my condition) prescribed by one Hertoghe doctor in Belgium.

Not totally happy with the results, and after my doctor refused to prescribe HC, claiming it would worsen my tendency to retain fluid (diagnosed when on T4 drugs only), I turned to another so called top doctor in Belgium, one of the very best according to patient reviews.

This doctor confirmed the diagnosis (adrenal fatigue), told me to get off Medrol asap, and to take the following supplement for at least six consecutive months:

natural-energy.org/en/energ...

In your opinion and experience, could this work...? I have to say I have not felt any immediate benefits from Medrol; however, when I try to wean off it (go under 4 mg daily), I feel worse, so maybe it's helping after all...? Anyway, I'd hate to have to stay on it indefinitely, especially since steroids are known to mess up blood sugar levels, and I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance...

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  • I saw two doctors (not in Belgium) one who said my Adrenals needed to be treated and the other said Adrenals would sort themselves out with thyroid hormones.

    I tried tablets for Adrenals and felt worse so just took thyroid hormones and everything seems to be o.k. now. Thankfully.

  • thecat,

    I haven't used Energy Complex but think the ingredients good but I would still supplement with high amounts of Vit C and Vit B12 though.

    Why don't you start on the Energy Complex and try weaning off Medrol further in a week or two. Your adrenals obviously need some sort of support so you need to go slow.

    I agree you are looking at months rather than weeks to recover. I have read some people's adrenal health can take up to two years to recover and like thyroid hormone... it won't be rushed.

    Flower

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    Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

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  • Thanks to both Flower and Shaws for your valuable input! It does seem rather complicated, doesn't it...and not even the so called "top doctors" always seem to agree on the best course of treatment...!

  • I tend to agree with those who believe that the so called Hertoghe doctors are more into anti-aging medicine than anything else. H's book "The hormone solution", for instance, is called "How to stay young longer" in French and Dutch...so it's a lot about hormone levels starting to decline in our early to mid-30s, whether or not we suffer from endocrine disease.

    I may be unfair, but I have seen several Hertoghe doctors in the past twelve years, and I am not that impressed with any of them. I think Jane is right, and we still have a long way to go in Europe...

  • Is it Dr Tent by any chance?

  • I went to a clinic in Belgium in 2010 and it was such a total waste of time, energy and money (bank loan) that I cried almost the entire trip back to the UK. Still suffering but I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and am on steroids. I would dearly love to get off these so would be extremely interested in the name of the clinic you attended on the States. Thank you.

  • Thank you, Jan.

  • I want to thank you, JaneB, for making all this information available in the forum! For quite some time, I've believed that I was crazy not to be completely happy with a Hertoghe doctor's prescribed treatment. I thought I was the problem, not the treatment...everything you say just goes to prove that there is only one person who can truly know how I am feeling...at that person is me!

    Thank you again for posting this, it has really been helpful to me.

    Cat

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