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... I started taking cortef 5mg last month before meals and at bedtime. I have still not noticed any difference in the severe fatigue. ... (17 replies)
... I am wondering if cortef can stimulate my immune system. I've got low cortisol as read by 24 hour urine and a less than stellar results from ACTH stim. ... (1 replies)
... remainder in late afternoon. If you were taking 25, that would mean 15 or 20 in the morning and 5 or 10 at 2 0r 3pm. Or you can spread it out to 3 times a day in 5mg increments, but most do not take it past 4 or 5pm as it would interfere with sleep. ... (2 replies)

... Most people start with at least 10mg in the morning and then take 5mg around 2pm and another 5mg around 6 pm. ... (11 replies)
... iced is my thyroid is aching again. It had stopped for the most part. Now I have the constant ache on the right side where I have a single nodule. Does taking cortef make any of your thyroids ache? ... (11 replies)
... I take 15mg in the morning, 5mg at 1pm and 2.5 at 4pm. ... (11 replies)
... I am surprised that doctors do some of the things that they do too. I tired to go off of one of my cortef dosings, and they told me to just delete the last dose at 5 (10 millagrams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I think it may have been you that told me that you only taper 2.5 mg at a time. Boy did I learn the hard way!!!!!!!!!! I was really really sick from that. Turns out I need the 30... (11 replies)
... You should take your largest dose of Cortef first thing in the morning. So, I would say, take 10 mg. first thing, 5 at noonish, and 5 at 4 or 5 p.m. I'm surprised your doctor didn't recommend this. ... (11 replies)
... The last cortef needs to be taken before five or you will be awake into the wee hours of the night. Been there and done that. ... (11 replies)
... I take 15mg, 5mg and 2.5mg and have been told it is on the high side. I am only on that much to suppress my ACTH. ... (9 replies)
... Take it slow. There are a couple of methods. One is the direct down, the other the alternating down. Direct down is to just simply reduce your dose by 2.5mg for say, 3-5 days, and if tolerated, then continue to reduce by 2.5 increments until you are where you need to be. Alternating down is if you are having problems (nausea and pain). Reduce by 2.5 then go back to your... (13 replies)
... I always said that "I fall asleep by 9pm whatever I'm doing, so I figured a long time ago it was best to get to bed for it." Well, about 6 months ago, I moved 5mg of my Cortisol to suppertime, wary that it might interfere with my sleep. ... (16 replies)
... 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. ... (16 replies)
... HI Gettnbetter, Thanks for the advice. I plan on seeing a good endo in the next month or two when ever they can fit me in. If you don't mind me asking, how do you take your cortisol replacement? Anyone else have advice on hydrocortisone dosing schedules? I read some take: 10mg in the am 5mg at noon 5mg before bed (16 replies)
... about 3 years ago. My docyotr says the same. I currently take 17.5 mg of cortef a day. But I am also taking florinef .1 mg and .5 every other day. ... (6 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 6, 2007
... pm. I had tried Predisone for 6 months but felt like it was going crazy, unable to sleep, and so very suddenly irritable at times. The Cortef has been great. ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
... Are you also taking DHEA? (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
... I was wondering how you all take your cortef. I am taking 5mg four times a day at meals and bedtime. I am still waking up feeling tired and still run out of energy quickly during the day. ... (24 replies)
... Keep a detailed diary. Write down when you nap, when you feel fatigue and exhaustion. Write down what events you missed, how you felt during the ones you did attend and how your life is being affected. After several weeks, take the diary to your doctor and ask him if he would like to lead your life? There is nothing to lose by trying 30 mg/day. It won't kill you in a... (6 replies)
... I'm at 17.5mg right now, and my doctor says recent studies show that we make around 15mg when we are healthy and only take 20-25 when sick, and that 25-30mg is too much for anybody on a normal basis. Symptoms are constant muscle exhaustion and fatigue. Should I consider a new doctor if they are unwilling to try anything higher? (6 replies)




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