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... anybody have any input on Cortef and weight gain? ... (8 replies)
... Hi, the fluid retention started 30 days ago and I started the Cortef Tuesday afternoon. I was sleeping ok because I take magnesium citrate in the evening, otherwise I don't sleep as good usually. ... (8 replies)
... Right now, the short acting forms are the best and if you take them properly, weight gain can be minimized. Taking it two or three times a day, taking what you need, stress dosing as you need, weaning as you need, will keep you healthy. ... (8 replies)

... I was just put on a low dose of Cortef due to severe adrenal insufficiency. ... (8 replies)
... I wish I could but unfortunately the fear of weight gain is overwhelming for me. I have an eating disorder so it's not something I will be able to let go of overnight. ... (8 replies)
... Sorry to post this AGAIN but know one even replied to my last email about this, please, have any or all of you experience huge amounts of weight gain on this or have you maintained or stayed the same. My 2nd opinion doc doesn't seem to think I'm going to but, I hear horror stories about it..... ... (8 replies)
... Almost everyone gains weight when they take replacements. ... (8 replies)
... I don't know if I answered this question already. But about a 2 months ago, I was at 115. I am at 119 now. I don't know if I will continue to gain 4lbs every 2 months. ... (8 replies)
... I can't begin to imagine what you have gone through having an eating disorder. My advice to you is to remember that addison's disease is life threatening and without the cortef, you could die. ... (8 replies)
... I started on 30mg and thats when I gained the weight. I felt like that was too much for me though, and I lowered it to 20mg a day, and haven't gained a pound since! ... (8 replies)
... ted taking replacement i would wake up all puffy with fluid to the point that my skin really hurt. after a few weeks it started to get better. to tell the truth, cortef is a heck of a lot better than prednisone in terms of water weight. ... (8 replies)
... I started cortef last april and by nov had gained almost 30 pounds. I think it increased my appitite quite a bit. ... (8 replies)
... I also gained four pounds after starting cortef, I went from 88 to 92, and I am only 4'11" so I also needed the weight. I have been on it since September and gained the four pounds pretty quickly, but am now pretty stable at 92. ... (8 replies)
... 2jen... How many mg do you take a day? Mine is a low dose, 15mg a day. so maybe that is why I haven't gained alot so far. Flowerf... So what does the mean, do you have AD or not? Are you taking a lower doseage of Cortef, because you are gonna be taken off of it , because you don't need it? (8 replies)
... So I forgot to ask, do all or any of you work out, sorry to be so personal...this might affect it as well. I get all my results this morning and I'll let everyone know. ... (8 replies)
Cortef questions
Feb 15, 2005
... hypo for 30 yrs. did ok until about 5 yrs ago. After going from Dr to Dr I'm seeing one now that started me on Cortef today. I'm on Armour and Synt. and still suffering many hypo probs. My question is what can I expect on Cortef in general ? ... (1 replies)
... lbs. After being diagnosed, my endo put my on 30mg Cortef and 0.1mg of Florinef. I ballooned and was 170 lbs by Christmas. After going through some life altering events, I decided to taper my Cortef with the support of my endo. ... (4 replies)
Weight gain/loss
Oct 20, 2003
... I have read about some who have had trouble lossing weight. I ,however,can not gain weight. ... (2 replies)
Weight GAIN
Aug 26, 2007
... I have adrenal insuffiency...have been on 20 mg. of cortef for almost 2 yrs. My entire life I could eat anything and not gain an ounce. ... (6 replies)
Weight GAIN
Aug 26, 2007
... I have the same problem. I have had secondary Addison's for four years and have gained 50 pounds after never having a weight problem in my life. ... (6 replies)




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