Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by ggingues, Jun 13, 2010.
Is anyone taking Cortef? and if so have you found any improvement?
Oh i have this in the fridge to try sickofcfs, i didn't realise it helped reactions as I am reacting massively to stuff at the moment I will give it a try although as I reacting massively to everything at the mo i may not be able to tolerate But worth a try
I use a low dose of Cortef to good effect on both my energy and immune system. This whole subject has been gone into at great length earlier on. Maybe if you search in the old threads and posts under "cortisol", you will find those very extensive discussions. I don't want to repeat myself another time, so I will leave it at that--
I should add to my post above that Cortef (cortisol) is a serious drug, a powerful hormone with many effects, which is very helpful to those who need it and very harmful to those who don't. I would never recommend anyone taking it without a doctor's prescription and careful monitoring.
a friend with cfs was on low dose cortef for a couple of years and did and is still doing quite well.she went off it about 2 years ago.
Hi everyone thanks for the heads up in case anyone is worried - I was prescribed Cortef by a consultant at Barts Hospital, London where they diagnosed my dys/POTS although I think "careful monitoring" is probably asking a bit much of the NHS. I have taken it had to go straight to bed and had some quite trippy dreams. Tried twice more in smaller amounts no dreams just more fatigued but I read it can do this initially before making you feel better. Why does everything seem to come with that caveat?? So was going to continue anyway but a house move and serious drop in health prevented so far. My MCS is severe and this seems to put the brakes on most things anyway but it was the the possibility of mediating reactions which I got interested in.
Sorry for the repeat, can you point me out more specifically to the other thread?
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