I am going to borrow this from one of our members. She hadn't slept for 2 years. To make a long story short, she found out that using Predisone instead of Cortef worked for her. It is stronger and from what I understand, longer lasting.....
She is post op for 2 years.
Great news, I started taking a Prednisone at night before I go to bed, and wonder of wonders its working. I have slept, although I wake up a couple of times at night, for the last 4 nights. I had tried the Cortef
I showed concern in one of my post about having contracted MRSA and looking towards the future for having surgery.....Thought I would be turned down or something. Here's a really good answer I recieved:
Yes, you can have surgery. The doctors will want to make sure you have pre-op antibiotic coverage.
The best thing you can do to reduce the risk of a post-op infection is to wash with hibiclens (an anti-biotic soap) for a couple days before surgery. It reduces the bacteria on your skin
I am taking this off of another entry but I think it is really important to keep this address for alot of us Cushies..... Can have it done at Pitt.........
Great source for free reading of MRI's, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
As I sat in the ER room waiting for a DX, a Dr was going over my health history, a short qiuck intro to my extended health issues. You could see the dismay in his eye that he had yet another case to deal with. My Family doctor didn't come to the hospital so I was adopted by the physicans on staff. I started to tell him about the high cortisols I've been showing and how I mighthave Cushings. Right away he jumped on me, and with his foriegn accent he said " no, no, why you say this?" I showed him