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... Why do the cortef dosing schedules differ so much depending on the endo? ... (2 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 8, 2007
... I am still going to look into the DHEA and talk with the doctor. I have a feeling he just might change the cortef dosing around a little. Hopefully that might give me some more energy during the day when I need it! ... (24 replies)
... i take 15 or 17.5 the moment i wake up at 8, and 5 mg at 2. the only time during the day i feel sleepy is around 1:45- right before second dose. i find it hard to get to sleep before 11:30. I know the hangover feeling though. I think it's from blood pressure - i know that if i have low BP one day, and correct it by eating salt and taking a little extra cortef, then the... (1 replies)

... But, I am so new to this and worry about the whole dosing thing. Lastly, it could still be the "tail of the dog" where I feel good, then there is some adrenal suppression and I actually need more? ... (1 replies)
... that is once a day dosing that will is taken once a day and will mimic the diurnal rhythm so people will have the natural rise and fall that they are supposed to have. ... (2 replies)
... Most doctors try to mimmick the body's natural release of cortisol or should. If your body functions normally then you would have the most cortisol when you first get up and it will decline as the day goes on. So I guess that is why your doctor is tapering it like that. I started taking Cortef 3 days ago - 10 mg AM, 5 mg w/lunch, and 5 mg w/dinner. However, I haven't been able... (2 replies)
Cortef dosing
Feb 17, 2008
... Please check out Lupus and DHEA. If you have Addison's you will also be deficient in DHEA which is also made by the adrenal glands. There is some evidence that taking DHEA helps with Lupus. (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
Feb 14, 2008
... with Addisons. I have suffered with Lupus for eighteen years. My doctor put me on cortef 25 mg throughout the day. I have never even heard of Addisons before. I have several of the signs. I am very tan, have dark patches on my face, always tired. ... (24 replies)
... Well Mr. sleepy, maybe we can compare notes because I go to the FFC as well. I have Fibro/ CFS / hypothyroid/ Adrenal exhaustion / anemia/and they have suggested some things, but I have done alot of my own research about alot of this stuff. I too wish another Dr. would have RX'd this years ago - about 2002 or so is when I was diagnosed. It would have made a big difference for... (16 replies)
... mg, wow you must not have any adrenal functions at all. Thanks for the sound advice. I'm trying not to take too much cortef and I also have been thinking about getting a bracelet just in case something bad would happen. I'm seeing a good endo soon. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks for your responce. It's been a horrible life since 2001. I found cortef about 6 months ago and it has changed my life. I wish my many drs would have suggested this years ago. Have you had any other successful treatments for CFS? ... (16 replies)
... wake pattern and I know what you mean, its hard to take cortef at the same time each day. Oh well? ... (16 replies)
... Anyone else have advice on hydrocortisone dosing schedules? ... (16 replies)
... dard, so it's possible that you are not getting enough replacement hormone. Sounds like you need a good endocrinologist who is experienced with Addison's. Stress dosing is a little more complicated. ... (16 replies)
... depression. Now I am back to my old self but sometimes I do feel run down. Could additional cortef help with this? ... (16 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 21, 2007
... MaryAnn, I take preg. because it is safer for me to take than cortef because of the Lyme. Allso I am not in complete adrenal failure. I don't know how bad of shape your adrenals are. ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 19, 2007
... ose would matter much. I guess I might be headed for IV antibiotics too. He is not happy that I have not made much progress on the oral abx. I honestly think the cortef is starting to help with the exhaustion feeling but not fatigue. They feel different to me. Plus I really cut down my hours at work so that might help too. ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 18, 2007
... Pregnelonone, you guys have me curious. I have been trying to look it up a little but haven't come up with much. Is it more natural than Cortef or the other corticosteriods? ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 15, 2007
... Kim, I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I definately feel like the preg. is helping. At first I feel like I was on too high of a dose. So dropped that down to 50mg a day. I am probably going to switch it to 2 25mg pills a day. But my pills are capsule and can't be split, so I am just taking one 50mg around 11:00am. I have been on the Wobenzym N for over 3 weeks now also... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 15, 2007
... opped eating any type of bread product. Breads, doughnuts, crackers, cookies. I know this is also helping, and it wasn't as hard to do as I thought. I'm glad the Cortef is helping you. ... (24 replies)

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