Well as they say if it ain't one damn thing its another. Although I guess its good I suggested to the doctor to test me for adrenal function a few weeks ago. Much of the information I found about those of us with fibro/ CFIDS and adrenal problems I read right here on the board. We are very blessed to have such a wide range of information here and great people. I told my doctor of my symptons on top of the usual fibro/CFIDS problems I also usually feel extra crappy in the morning and have as of late been very sluggish, more usual. He had blood test run at 8:00am and 3:00pm. The results came back that my adrenals were bascially nonworking..... zilch...Within the last week I've gone downhill rapidly. This may or may not have been an ongoing malady since I've had very bad physical and emotional tragedies over the course of years. I had almost died from a drug reaction to antibiotics called Stevens Johnson syndrome some 20 years ago along with emotional tragedies. So I wonder if over the course of years the adrenal issue had been adding up, sort of depleting and destroying the adrenal gland gradually so to speak. My doctor also tends to blame the Epstein Barr virus. I've just started my treatments of cortisol. My questions are to those of you with adrenal problems. How are you doing with your cortisol prescriptions? How much have you been prescribed, how long have you been on it, can you be weaned off so to speak and how are you doing overall? Can a normal healthy life be expected living with adrenal problems? thanks for any suggestions.