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10/15/2010 10:09 PM

Cortisol pump

radiochick
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I ran across the testimonial the other day, and thought I'd share this. I think Bob wanted to invent one.

http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/gosh/clinicalservices/Endocrinology/ CustomMenu_01

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10/16/2010 02:43 PM
bob3bob3
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Note that this appears to be a non feedback device. ie it doesnt measure blood cortisol, it just injects it. Of course thats difficult to do anyway.

Not a complex piece of gear, an insulin pump modified with 2x and 3x stress buttons would do it. Still more expensive than pills though! Cant imagine US insurance companies springing for it!

Bob


10/18/2010 05:29 AM
teri72193
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Bob: If you invent a cortisol pump that checks and doses, you will be the hero of us all, well you are already but even more so Smile That would be so absolutely wonderful!

10/18/2010 01:24 PM
bob3bob3
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Well um.. You might be able to do it with BG as a final warning. ie figure out the pattern your BG goes through and use that as a warning when it goes slightly below spec. That more or less means you could use a modified insulin pump.

Just thinking out loud...

Anyone know how much an insulin pump costs over there?


10/19/2010 09:48 AM
teri72193
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hundreds of dollars.

10/19/2010 12:47 PM
bob3bob3
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Betcha the consumables aren't cheap either

10/20/2010 08:57 AM
teri72193
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no, they aren't especially if you do not have insurance.

03/19/2011 07:29 AM
Wolverine
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Hey all! I came accross this tonight and only just joined mdjunction. Seems like a good site. You guys might want to check out my post on another forum on this exact topic. Me and a few others are absolutely haniging to try out this method. I think it would bring a much greater QOL. ~Chris.

http://www.addisonssupport.com/#nabble-td5531468%7Ca5795993


03/19/2011 07:31 AM
Wolverine
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Also I think the pumps are like 1.5-2K to buy! But I would do it somehow if my endo's / Dr's would help me set it up. My QOL is terrible even on 6-8x a day dosing of 40mg HC. That's mainly I think because of my CFS and very poor liver detox/drug processing though.

03/19/2011 10:31 AM
radiochick
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Welcome to the group wolverine. We are anxiously awaiting a new drug called duocort that is supposed to be a much better release of the cortisol.... I think that will do the trick for me. But those of you with Addison could really benefit from a full feedback pump system.
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