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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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... So they diagnosed you with addison's and said you'd be on it for the rest of your life for sure? ... (13 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)
... I was put on cortef 4 and a half years ago because of intolerance to the thyroid meds. ... (6 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)
... That does seem like a pretty high dose, but some people really do need that much. If your body is using it all, then it shouldn't cause any of those problems, but if you're not using it all, then that's where the major side effects can come in. Have you been putting on weight? I have been told that weight gain is usually the first sign that you're on too much (especially on... (2 replies)
Addison's Disease
Jun 21, 2013
... Your doctor is crazy!! How can he expect you to go off Cortef for two weeks, when you've been on it for years. ... (2 replies)
... nd one day later ended in emergency. Could not stop vomiting and they could not stop it. I then told them it might be adrenal related. They gave me 100mg shot of cortef and it stopped. ... (4 replies)
... I may call my Doc tomorrow and ask about that. I am always dehydrated and I take 30mg of Cortef daily. I have pretty much figured out what is causing my heat intolerance though. There are 3 factors. This is about the hottest Summer of my LIFE. ... (3 replies)
... For my adult life my body temperature was on the low side. ... (38 replies)


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