Yesterday the overwhelming “fatigue monsters” started moving in, and today they have made themselves right at home. I slept thirteen hours last night and then spent the whole day on the couch. Too exhausted and weak to do anything.
Adrenal insufficiency can really knock you down and do it quickly with no warning. I have been handling a stressful situation lately, and no matter how hard I try to overcome it, my body goes haywire. Stress is my worst enemy, but there is stress in everyday living, you just can’t avoid it.
So, I am resting and taking it easy today. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel better and not like someone could knock me over with a feather.
I just turned 62. Am I old now? I remember when 62 meant you had a foot in the grave, or maybe both. The worst thing about being 62 is that 63 will be here in a blink of an eye. Years move faster now, unlike me, and there is nothing anyone can do to slow down the passing of years.
Remember how long it took to go from Kindergarten to eighth grade? EONS!
Four years of high school……eternity!
My twenties took forever….which is good because my twenties were
A W E S O M E !
Soon however, things sped up. My Mother told me that once you have kids, time means nothing, and after that, years just fly by. She was right.
I imagine that we are all traveling on a huge conveyor belt marked with our decades. I have passed the one marked “60”, I hope I will pass up “70” also. Unfortunately, I can’t see the end of my conveyor belt, but maybe that’s good.
Since diagnosis of secondary adrenal insufficiency in 2001, I have tried several dosing schedules and doses trying to find what will help me feel “normal”. Five days ago I changed my dosing times, starting at 6am with 10 mg HC, then 10mg at 9am, 5mg at noon, and 2.5 at 3pm. So far…. so good! I am waking up earleir with less drowsiness during the day,and having an easier time with sleep at night. There has been much discussion online about the generic HC manufactured by Lineage,which is what I have been taking for months now, Some people are reporting that they feel much better with the brand name CORTEF, so I contacted my doctor, and she ordered me some. I should get that within a week, and hoping that helps me also. Of course, I know that you can try something different, change things up and it doesn’t always work, you don’t improve much or for long. But I am willing to try this, pay the extra money for the brand name medication and take a chance. I have an exciting summer coming, my son is getting married in June, in Colorado, in the mountains! High altitude, happy stress, traveling, different climate……all of which are not the greatest scenarios for us sickies. Keeping my fingers crossed that a change will be a good thing for me for now.