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... Saw my Endo yesterday and he wants me to get my cortisol retested next week. He told me that the half life is 12 hours, but I wasn't so sure and I don't want to mess this test up. Does anyone here know the half life of cortef? ... (0 replies)
... Prednisone has a long half life (lasts longer) than Cortef or Hydrocortisone (generic for Cortef). Many take Prednisone as a replacement. It has to be converted in the liver so takes longer before it is available for the body to use. Hydrocortisone is like what a normal body makes. Cortef & Hydrocortisone have different fillers so some of us do better on one or the... (8 replies)
... HC is anywhere from 1 to 8 hour half life. Those who only get a 1 to 3 hour half life or so out of HC usually end up on Medrol which has a half life of 8 to 16 hours depending on the individual. Medrol's half life is roughly the same as prednisone, but Medrol is much better on the liver so is recommended. ... (7 replies)

... so just taking doses willy nilly does not help but interferes. The body reaches a high in the morning, goes down to around half that in the late afternoon and down to almost nothing at around midnight. ... (7 replies)
... 30mg is a pretty high dose, IMHO. I have no adrenals and I take only 22.5 total. With taking of steroids, it is truly a balancing act and you want to take the minimum possible as too much will damage your muscles, bones, eyes - well, your body. I take 15mg in the morning, 5mg at 1pm and 2.5 at 4pm. HC has a half life of roughly 6-8 hours. I agree that taking it late will keep... (11 replies)
... armacist again to see if it is available again here. It will be hard for him not to get exhausted and over excited after a 17 hour flight to China we only have a half a days rest before we get our daughter and then we are in China for 17 days before we can return home. ... (4 replies)
... So they diagnosed you with addison's and said you'd be on it for the rest of your life for sure? ... (13 replies)
... I was put on cortef 4 and a half years ago because of intolerance to the thyroid meds. ... (6 replies)
... as checked again just a baseline cortisol check and a ACTH check cortisol was 6.1 and ACTH came back normal. Anyway the endocrinologist told me I have to go on CORTEF for the rest of my life 15m am and 10 mg pm, which I HAVE NOT started until I get a second opnion...I am female, 5'9, 35, had a hystorectomy a year and half ago. ... (13 replies)
... or phenergan, again, as much as you can. Carry a lot of extra cortef with you. Better to have what you do not need. ... (4 replies)
... I am at a loss. I felt half way descent before starting any of this and would take those intial feelings as bad as they were any day over this. ... (7 replies)
... It has a much shorter half life and is easier to titrate to the right dose in most and has fewer side effects. ... (6 replies)
... it has a short half life. ... (2 replies)
... ave reserves of energy like you once had. To my knowledge there is not a medication either perscribed or otherwise that will help you achive a completley normal life again. Trust me on that I have been looking far longer than you have. This dose not mean that you are going to be bedridden. ... (4 replies)
... different people would absorb and use different levels. Other factors include residual capacity of the Adrenals, intestinal permeability, stress in one person's life vs. another, etc.. ... (9 replies)
... hours away though, not half a world, so it isn't so bad getting there. If your Dr. would like you to go there though, consider it seriously. Maybe they can help you. ... (35 replies)
... you gotta think it's positive that you only have adrenal issues. My electrolytes have always been pretty normal with a little low sodium. Are you even on any cortef yet? ... (37 replies)
... Hello everyone. I was diagnosed hypothyroid 2 years ago and with adrenal fatigue about a year and a half ago. Felt better as my thyroid stabilized and have had some good stretches along with some bad. ... (13 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Follicular thyroid disease in July. Had part of my thyroid removed. The nine tumors that previous doctor missed for a year and half thank goodness turned out to be benign. I was started on .5 of Synthroid, and did really well except for paying attention. ... (8 replies)
... I'm on Cortef averaging 15 to 20mg a day. I have a new Endocrenoligist trying to get me stabilsed on thyroid also but ever time I take one I crash for 2 to 4 days. ... (15 replies)


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