Hi Have Addison's disease so in essence I am unable to prroduce cortisol as I need it, to help deal with stress. IS there anyone else with Addisons in the forum. I am finding it very difficult to ignore the severe pain this causez greater anxiety, more tension etc. I take cortisol tablets 3 times a day but normally youf body would secrete it as you need it, this can be up to 15 times per day. Can any help here, I have a numbervof degenerative conditions.