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How can I handle Addison's disease better with needing testosterone therapy? The treatment of Hydrocortisone pills and testosterone aren't blending well with me. I can't seem to find a good balance and I go back and forth between too much cortisol and too little.

Is it worth trying to ask about LevoThyroxine as I heard that that or even DHEA can help with cortisol versus continuing to mess with the hydrocortisone pills that aren't getting me anywhere?

I've tried splitting the hydrocortisone pills and I can't find a dose I like or one that works well consistently. Yet, if I stop them completely I will obviously have more problems.

It's just so much to juggle at one time. My endocrinologist's advice never seems to be sufficient for me and he is only a medical resident doing his rotation, so I am uncertain how I can explain all this to him. He just comes in and talks so fast that I can hardly get all my thoughts and concerns out by the time he's needing to go to next patient..

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replied February 6th, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Share your detail investigations with me. Then I will guide you because levothyroxine or other hormones are needed in pituitary insufficiency not in Addison disease.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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