kohlrabicroce wrote:ofonorow wrote:
The answer is that my blood sugar rose.
This shouldn't happen at 4 mg. If I take 4, the adrenals should only produce around 4. The total cortisol must have been more than 8-10 (in prednizone units) for the sugar to rise above 400 again.
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But why then doesn't anyone under stress reach 400 mg/dl blood sugar. Appreciate your post and thoughts.
Wait, your blood sugar rose to 400 mg/dl when you increased your dose again, after going down to 1 mg?
I'm not clear about whether it happened at a dose of 4 mg before you tried to reduce it, but I am just
beginning to learn about adrenal fatigue (and suspect I might have it).
I will try to explain.
I have been taking 4 mg methyl prednisolone daily for about a year. Started a 8 mg, but was able to lower it to 4 mg. 2 mg upon waking and another 2 mg in the afternoon.
If I forget a dose - I feel it. Inflammation in joints, so I am pretty rigorous. I also make a record in a journal.
Sugar had been elevated about a year ago - I blame a too high dose of hydrocortisone. Took a while, but eventually my fasting sugar lowered and seemed to stabilize at 120 mg/dl. On 4 mg m. pred.
So during this discussion, about a week ago, I noticed excessive thirst !? Took my sugar - several hours after a meal, but it was 450 mg/ld!
So weirdly my blood sugar is again out of control. At that point, I lowered my intake of cortisol (methyl prednisolone) to 2 mg. 1 mg twice a day. When I try to reduce to 1 mg - I get the prickly inflammation I described.
But I do know a little about diabetes, as I have it. 400 mg/dl is really bad! I would go talk
to your doctor about it! Wow !
Sounds like this situation is complicated and needs some discussion with your real doctor, in person.
Just my opinion!
It is interesting, my doc wasn't too concerned. Says that most "bad things" that happen to diabetics are caused by the sugar substitute, esp. Apartame. Told me stories of patients healthy with high blood sugar for extended periods. But yes, I'd like to get back to around 100 mg/dl!
Now I wonder if this might be insulin related - due to the missing part of pancreas?
But I do agree with your opinion that "it is so simple, it cannot be accepted" by the medical profession.
I know you like that book you recommend, but I'm going to start with Dr. Wilson's book:
"Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome."
I found out about the Jefferies Book from the Wilson book, but they are like night and day. There is no comparison. The important knowledge is contained in the Jefferies book SAFE USES OF CORTISOL. Knowledge I wish every doctor had.
And it was interesting all the things that can be "fixed" by taking cortisol (from Johnwen's link)!
If the same things were related to vitamin C, not taking enough, we'd consider them indicators of vitamin C deficiency. (and some are)
So why aren't all those conditions, treatable with cortisol, indicators of a cortisol deficiency!!