If you have been taking prednisone for a long period of time, you just can't stop taking it. You have to taper it down very slowly. I used it for a long time.Had very bad outcome.
If you are just low at one of a four point saliva test you might try Thorne adrenal cortex which might help for a mild issue. You need to make sure it is the one striped of hormones as others can make things worse that contain hormones. I am low at my am so have added this and think it is helping. This is much easier to manage if it works. Good luck!
Jones - What have you seen done to restore the adrenals while concurrently taking low dose hydrocortisone.
If you don't mind Sakuraba can you give a little more detail as to what you did?
I don't know too much about HC. I tried Dhea per Dr Sayas advice, and it didn't help fatigue even though Dhea was over range at next testing. My saliva cortisol was about half of the top range, and made a huge drop midday.
I take a lot of adaptogens, sometimes use licorice, and also a supp called Adrenal Reset. It has pregnenolone, which gets depleted during overactive adrenals.
What also helped me was compounded t3 because my reverse t3 was too high.
Sounds like you're using Defy, so I'm assuming you were prescribed sustained release compounded T3 from Empower? If so, what is your dosing schedule with the SR compounded T3? I was told to take it in the am on an empty stomach. But I've read on other threads that some guys split the dose in the am/pm, even though its sustained release.