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... do not want to slide back into all of the problems that I was having, it is scary even to think about that. I would, and will, gladly take a replacement dose of cortef for the rest of my life...if it allows me to live a normal life.....being sick is not fun.... ... (13 replies)
... If you are planning to see if your adrenals will start working again it would be best to waste no time trying it. The taper has to be very slow. 2.5mg taper every few days. If you have trouble stay at the dose for longer before tapering again. This must be done under the care of your endo. ... (16 replies)
... I think it may have been you that told me that you only taper 2.5 mg at a time. Boy did I learn the hard way!!!!!!!!!! I was really really sick from that. ... (11 replies)

... Whatever the reason, when extra steriods are added to the body, it is always prudent to taper the dose off as the adrenals tend to get lazy. ... (13 replies)
... I have actually considered trying to have him do an extremely slow taper from the Cortef over next summer when he is not in school and I can watch him closely, but the dangers of that scare me. ... (13 replies)
... Can a person have adrenal suppression from taking oral steriods or using asthma inhalers and recover after a time and be able to taper down off the cortef and eventually have a normal ACTH stim test? ... (7 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. ... (4 replies)
... I guess part of me is wondering whether these all indicate that his adrenal function might kick back in if we did an extremely slow taper from the steroids. I am still skeptical that his low cortisol was caused by the inhaler suppressing it for 3 yrs. The endo. ... (13 replies)
... a problem in the first place. 30mg daily could be too much for you even if you do have addisons. Could be the reason you feel lousy. If your doc tells you to taper be sure to only taper by 2.5mg every 3 to 5 days depending on how you feel. The ACTH test cannot be done while you are taking Cortef. ... (6 replies)
Low cortisol
Jan 14, 2007
... It is a bad deal for your friend to be taking Cortef with out having the ACTH stim test first. It sounds like his adrenals are not working properly, but he needs a firm diagnosis. ... (12 replies)
... I am taking it in 2 doses, 20mg in the morning with food and 10 mg in the afternoon with food. What is the ACTH test? I don't think I have had that. I just don't feel like this is the right diagnosis, especially with how crappy I am feeling since starting the cortef. Thank you so much for your response. Jen (6 replies)
... day for a month of cortef creates a loss of cortisol from your adrenal glands that can be detected for months after stopping. Hence the need to taper very slowly down 5mg or even 2. ... (7 replies)
... mg. of Cortef is on the high side, which may explain your weight gain. The usual dose is between 20 and 30 mg. ... (7 replies)
... o consultation for about 1 wk for those, not serious but intolerable bouts and have slowly tried to taper back to my 15mg original dose by cutting back 2.5mg's at a time. After a 1wk increase to 20mgs, yesterday was my first day back on the 15mg's original. ... (3 replies)
... your friend did with the 2.5mg for that extra energy she was having.. and then thinking about what you said when you can't sleep. You said you take a little more cortef and that it helps. ... (37 replies)
... Yes my Stim test result was 9 and bumped up to 15(from 11-25 on the 'average' chart). He does think they could work again, but then again the last time he tried to take me off was when I was still feeling horrible. Once he saw how I responded even worse he said I definitely need it, so since then we have been very, very slowly increasing the dose, but he seems to not want... (37 replies)
... Since your son was sick you probably had reason to have the upset stomach. If he had not been sick it could be a sign to increase your Cortef because of addisons. For the fatigue you are having an extra 5 or 10mg would probably be helpful. If you are still extremely tired you could take it now. ... (5 replies)
... but your doctor is an idiot. You should have had the ACTH stimulation test before starting steriod replacement. To have a real diagnosis you would now have to taper from the Cortef under your doctors care to have the ACTH test. ... (6 replies)
... I am tapering off of Cortef for the test do I also need to taper off of Florinef too? ... (1 replies)
... I have actually considered trying to have him do an extremely slow taper from the Cortef over next summer when he is not in school and I can watch him closely, but the dangers of that scare me. ... (13 replies)


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