I've been taking 25mg DHEA since I stopped prednisone in the summer time. It has helped immensely, but because I'm young (early 30's) I'm afraid that I might've replaced one harm with another. When I stop DHEA I get unremitting diarrhea within 48 hours. For now I'm trying to titrate the dose down with the hopes that I can avoid this, but so far my gut is still disturbed by this. I can't find any explanation online for this diarrhea. All the generic data online scares people into not taking DHEA long-term but for someone like me who has long-term auto-immune, many rounds of prednisone (and its side effects like bone loss), and CFS, I'm wondering if I should just stay on it. The diarrhea effect, to me, is not a good sign. I feel awesome on DHEA I just don't want to hurt myself. I'm also concerned about androgenic effects like hair loss, which I have been experiencing.