Hey all. As you may have read I've been having a hard time and just been diagnosed earlier this week with Adrenal Insufficiency. (no rise in cortisol on insulin tolerance test). Got some questions for all of you who are or have been on it in the past. 1. What type of cort do you take? 2. What time/s do you take it & how long does each dose last? 3. Did you feel strange at all when you first started? 4. Did it give you any depression or irritability? 5. Did it upset your stomach or liver etc? (pain/acid/ nausea) 6. If you had either of the above 2 probs, did they go away eventually? 7. Do you carry Solu-Cortef (injection) and have you ever had to use it? If so, when? 8. What situations do you have to take extra for, and how much? 9. Do we need adrenalin as well as cortisol in a big stress event? (epipen). Im unsure if the adrenals still make adrenalin anymore once we are cort dependant. 10.Last of all.. have any of you been able to get off it? If so, how did you do it? With the way my body gets as SOON as it starts wearing off, i can't see how i'd ever be able to. Thanks all, really appreciate it as i'm having an awful time here starting off on this. Im so far on Hydrocortisone approx 16mg a day (havent worked out my dose yet, may have to go to 20 at least). Im having awful side effects of liver pain, irritability, depression etc.. i just completely don't feel like myself, and it's horrible, I want me back.