I don’t feel any better on the cortisol pump than I did on pills. What’s the problem?
If your pump rates aren’t programmed properly, the pump isn’t going to make you feel any better than being on oral steroids. The only way to get properly programmed rates is to do serial cortisol testing. If you, or your doctor, are not willing to do serial cortisol testing, you most likely will not have success with the cortisol pump. The pump is hard work, it will take a lot of time and education on your part and your doctor’s in order to get it fine tuned to your individual cortisol needs. Pumping isn’t easy, but done properly, it can significantly increase quality of life for Adrenal Insufficient patients. Please see “How Do I Know If My Basal Rates Are Adequate?” for more information.