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... 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 was told recently by a doc that Cortef / hydrocortisone was much better for long term use and presnidone was not. ( wanted to get the cheap stuff from walmart for $10 for a 90 day but, alas, it was not to be!) (17 replies)
Jan 17, 2007
... I don't feel as well on Cortef. Like I am not getting enough replacement. The fillers are different in Cortef & Hydrocortisone. For some reason my body prefers Hydrocortisone. We are all different. (14 replies)

... adrenal insufficiency. Actually the one I prefer, but I use hydrocortisone as it is like what a normal body produces. ... (8 replies)
... I am just now starting to feel mostly normal again, and am able to make it through the day without a nap. Some days I am more tired than others but that could also be from a busy day. I still eat the same foods as before too. (20 replies)
... For all : What is your activity in life like now with cortef/hydrocortisone? Are you active in sports, exercise, and feel like you can enjoy life again? Do you feel energized after doing exercise, or physical exhurstion, or do you feel run down, and need naps? Do you find that after time, you can enjoy things like sugar snacks, and junk food... every once in a while? (20 replies)
... are so much greater with the prednisone. Look it up! I'm glad you're doing better. I only take 15 mg of Cortef in the AM and 5 in the PM, but I only weigh a shade over 100 pounds. They originally started me on 30 mg in the AM and 15 in the PM, and I had side effects. ... (5 replies)
... Qualitest merged with this new company Par and are using the Cortef formula for this product. Over many, many years of taking hydro for Addison's I have found the Cortef formula does not work as well for me as the generic hydro. ... (0 replies)
... This is the first time I've heard of cortef causing memory loss. ... (9 replies)
... I have notcied in the last year or so that my memory is getting worse and worse. The other day, I noticed that one of the side effects to Cortef is memory loss. ... (9 replies)
... Your doc was right about taking you off of Prednisone and switching you to Cortef. Prednisone can do so much damage to your body that it would give you nightmares. I was on it for years, luckily all I got was chipmunk cheeks and a pregnant looking belly and I was under 100lbs. I've also been on florineff the entire time. (17 replies)
... Hi everyone. I have kind of a cross-over question. I have both adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroid (and growth hormone deficiency) and am experiencing weird lab results. After reading on here, I found that this can occur when someone is not getting enough hydrocortisone, but since my endo doesnt know why my numbers are weird I thought I'd ask. My Free T3 is high and my Free... (0 replies)
... Hi Pacerpilot, I just wanted to say I went to my endo and she started weaning me off of the prednisone in Oct. She started weaning me off by 1mg every 2 weeks and this Tuesday I will be down to 1mg in the morning. She is a great endo. Does my ACTH levels monthly and now biweekly. The last she checked my ACTH was 3.9, so my pituatary gland is kicking in. I really feel... (8 replies)
... I was taking florinef and had to stop due to the rapid heart rate.. Cortef/Hydrocortisone has so much of florinef in it already.Once i came off the Florinef my heart rate seem to get back to normal some.. I do need to monitor my blood pressure. (5 replies)
... Hi, I have hypo-adrenalism, hypothyroidism, as well as hypo almost every other hormone and vitamin deficiencies. I take Cortef as follows: 15 mg when I wake up usually at 7 a.m., 10 mg at 11 a.m., and 5 mg at 1 pm. I have read that this kind of dosing (3 x daily) is more insync with the normal cortisol production. The dosing also needs to be adjusted according to a... (17 replies)
... Hi Missy, You mentioned that you had an adrenal crisis after surgery. That's really not that uncommon. However, do you have addisons disease or are you being treated because your adrenals aren't doing their thing because of the steriod treatment from the adrenal crisis. These are two very different conditions. If you don't have addisons, then yes, wean off the steriods.... (8 replies)
... I initially took Hydrocortisone and it did not help me. I switched to Brand Cortef and it works better for me. Maybe it will help you too. ... (10 replies)
... For the last few years, I have been taking 17.5 mg. of Cortef per day, and I do fine on that dose. Lately, we are in the process of moving and because of the stress factor, my endo has upped the dose to 27.5. ... (17 replies)
... Have the doctors tried reducing your predisone by 1 mg. increments? That is what they will do to me one day now that I am at 20 mg of cortef (hydrocortisone). They were reducing it by 5 mg., but I would have an adrenal crisis every time they lowered it. I asked them to lower it more slowly, and that is there plan for the future. Since, I have been dealing with this for a... (21 replies)
... I will give you more food for thought, all of which disagrees the other poster. A replacement dose or hydrocortisone (short acting) is at least 25 mg and Medrol (long acting) lasts a lot longer than hydrocortisone. Do the research and you'll see the other poster has it wrong about HC lasting longer than Medrol. Medrol is much stonger, lasts much longer. I haven't seen... (7 replies)

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