... how much hydrocortisone is too much? ... (3 replies)
... Sorry I don't have an answer MMK4, but I'd like to echo your question. I asked my MD to change me from compounded hydrocortisone to generic (CVS) a couple of months ago, also because of cost. I don't have symptoms similar to what you describe, but I have lost stability (periodic & random weakness, ache, not enough stamina to mow my small yard anymore). Since several things... (6 replies)
... What sent me to the doc in the first place was oral thrush. Pitiful immune system. Started bunches o labs and Diflucan. Started hydrocortisone shortly thereafter. Now taking compounded T3 and armor thyroid as well. Thought the thrush was under control but now started back up again. ... (1 replies)
... more than an adrenal problem. I don't doubt that you have an adrenal problem but I think that there is more going on. First, I think that you may be on too much hydrocortisone which could be making you gain weight and feel tired. Ask your doctor to take your total daily dose and divide it by six. ... (2 replies)
... 120mg is an extremely high dose... people usually panic when they hear I'm on 60mg.
I also have hashimoto's, gluten intolerance (e.g. positive bloodwork but negative biopsy therefore not celiac, but perh. latent), and barely-measurable adrenal levels via saliva test (2005). No anti-adrenal antibodies for me, however. I also had well below range neurotransmitters and most... (5 replies)
... Hi SherriAnn,
Mark me down as one of the skeptics ... those of us who live in OR get bombarded by saliva testing sales pitches from the NDs, in part because one of the biggest "alternative labs" in the USA doing the saliva tests is right in our own backyard.
My DD suffered an adrenal downturn several yrs. ago during a bad case of postviral CFS. Her reg. doc ordered... (5 replies)
... Thanks Hormoneman!
Yes, Hydrocortisone, compounded. I knew it had a relatively short half-life, but not that it could be as short as 1 hour. I'll ask my MD about what you suggest. In the meantime, I do have several strengths available to me (she wrote separate 5, 10, 12.5 and 15mg rx's for me some time ago), so I can space the same overall dosage more evenly through the... (7 replies)
... I am a Hashimoto's thyroid sufferer who has been taking a custom compounded type of hydrocortisone for the last year and noticed a rise in blood pressure, heart rate and fluid retention over the last month or so. ... (1 replies)