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... Can you have both Addison's disease AND secondary adrenal insufficiency? ... (2 replies)
... nt, as low BS makes you feel weak, shaky, sweaty, nauseated, etc. It is important to recognize that and get your sugar up. That will get better as your Cortisone dose gets tweaked to just right levels. So explore the hypoglycemia info too, as that is a long discussion in itself. ... (3 replies)
... effects. When people take these types of medications for other medical conditions, there ARE side effects because their dose is NOT a REPLACEMENT dose. ... (8 replies)

... f you have Addison's Disease you tend to have it for longer than a healthy person and you have to take extra steroids and then gradually get back to your normal dose once you are recovered. ... (45 replies)
... There is a cortisol test which is very thorough. I had it done last year as I was on too high a dose of hydrocortisone. I basically went into hospital for the day, they take a blood test to measure the level of cortisol in your body first thing in the morning. ... (45 replies)
... low, but decided not to give me anything for it at the time. My thyroid levels were still kind of low then too, so I thought it was a thyroid issue instead of an adrenal issue. Now for the past year, even though I my thyroid problem has stabilized somewhat, I still feel awful. ... (3 replies)
... I am amazed that your doctor has you on steroids even though you haven't been tested for adrenal insufficiency. If your adrenals are working, then you are taking 20 mg. too much of cortisol! ... (3 replies)
... Hi everyone... I'm rather new to all this adrenal stuff, although I've been dealing with thyroid problems for about three years now. ... (3 replies)
... Mr. Sleepy, Sorry I'm slow to post on this... I've had a couple of "bad" days. I'm currently on 40mg... that's 25mg AM, 10mg noon and 5mg suppertime. Me and my MD are wanting to pull that down, but I haven't really stabilized in the last few months. Now even for males, that's on the high end. We've wondered if I'm malabsorbing or something, but that test came back... (16 replies)
... Thats the same dose I take it works for me. ... (16 replies)
... but some people are very brittle and need to increase the dose for just about any kind of stress. ... (16 replies)
... adrenal insufficiency. Actually the one I prefer, but I use hydrocortisone as it is like what a normal body produces. ... (8 replies)
... asthma is giving me trouble so I have switched to all Prednisone for a few days. Trying to stay at the same dose as when on Hydrocortisone. ... (11 replies)
... es. When I get a cold I try to avoid broncitis or pneumonia, so I double for 2 or 3 days at "first sign" of a serious cold. I split the extra amount of a daily dose between a.m. ... (11 replies)
... have been on 5mg prednisone or 20mg hydrocortisone for a long time. ... (3 replies)
... Yeah I had the saliva test and 24 hour urine test for cortisol testing. I was started on the hydrocortisone straight away and immediately felt 'normal', but as everyone here learned you have to adjust your dose. ... (19 replies)
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Feb 2, 2014
... on such a low dose. And often symptoms of too little cortisol can be mistaken for too much, and this is because when you're producing too little cortisol, your adrenal glands sense this as somewhat of a "danger" and so produce adrenaline to try and compensate for the necessary cortisol not being produced. ... (4 replies)
... m 30, diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency via an insulin tolerance test. I have borderline low hypothyroidism, low prolactin. No cysts. I am 40kg, 5ft tall so I am very petite. ... (1 replies)
... p totally suppressed and so my needs for replacement also increased. I used to not be aware of so many symptoms, and now I can't go 15 minutes past when my next dose is due .. I feel it and know when it's time. Kind of freaks me out sometimes so I have to take a deep breath and calm my mind, etc. ... (13 replies)
... glad that there is definitely a reason for me feeling the way that I have over the last year, but I look forward to a definite diagnosis of primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. ... (33 replies)

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