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... The dose of Cortef varies, and some people take it 3 times a day, in AM, mid afternoon and evening to get them through the night and better energy upon awakening. ... (2 replies)
... Hello! I am currently on 30 mg cortef a day. 20 morning 10 at 4pm. I am also on 2 grains of naturethroid and testosterone replacement. I have been diagnosed as hypopituitary. ... (2 replies)
Cortef Resistance
Oct 12, 2012
... My Cortisol Serum results have been dropping while on 30 mg Cortef taken 15mg at waking, 10 mg at 10 am, 5 mg at 3pm. I was having to bump up almost daily. My last test results dropped to below normal and my Endo increased my baseline to 40 mg and told I was resistant to Cortef. I was given the emergency procedures again with a 2 month follow up. I don't feel that the... (0 replies)

... I hope it is okay to post here as I have no idea what I have regarding my adrenals..I have my thyroid test results and cortisol results to give you a little idea of my condition... Free triiodothyronine 4.5 RANGE 3.5-6.5 Senstitve TSH 1.37 RANGE 0.35-5.00 Free T4 16 RANGE 9-23 ANTI -PO 48 HI RANGE <35 ANTI-TG <20 RANGE <40 ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODY POSITIVE (0 replies)
... 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? Thanks! Lynda (0 replies)
... Hormoneman- I am so glad you said this- I need help with a similar issue. I had very low adrenal steriod results from a 24hr urine test given by Dr Therese Hertoghue and very low saliva cortisol results. I've had hypotension all me life. Then my TSH was 4.1 and my Ft3 was 297 (240- 420 range) and low FT3/ rt3 ratio - 14.9. So my Doc started me on 5mgs medrol- I was so tired I... (7 replies)
... Nothin? No personal experiences with Cortef? (1 replies)
... ituitary gland deficiency. My testosterone is low, and my Cortisol has been low in the past. I am seeing a hormone specialist. He wants to start me on 17.5 MG of cortef a day. 10 in the morning, 5 at lunch, 2.5 at dinner. ... (1 replies)
... what is the long term side effects taking cortef,can you develop severe pain in the right quadant and tenderness (0 replies)
... I started taking cortef Feb 4th, and also cut my tapazole down to 1 5 mg a day, while continuing the 25 mcg of synthroid. ... (0 replies)
... Hi neighbor, as you see, I have not much experience with Cortef, but what I can suggest is that you don't even try lowering it now since you have mono. Wait until you are completely better and ready for it. Why do you want to lower it, are you having side effects? Another suggestion is to take 15 mg first thing in the morning, 10 at lunch time and 5 in the afternoon. Maybe... (7 replies)
... Not to interrrupt your post but I have another question regarding cortef. I am on 30mg and have been for a year and a half. Tried to go lower by decreasing 2mg at a time. All my symptoms returned in four or five days both times my doctor and i tried. (3 months ago) I have been dealing with severe mono for 6 weeks, my energy is less but tolerable in the afternoons and after... (7 replies)
... Rumpled, do you suggest I need more Cortef in the morning, maybe 10 mg? ... (7 replies)
... of people, Medrol is what they need because cortef isn't strong enough for them. ... (7 replies)
... I was prescribed 5 mg Cortef to take in the morning and another one if I need in the afternoon. I started by taking 2.5 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg in the afternoon. ... (7 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)
... My son's BP has raised a lot in just the past few days and I'm not sure if that's due to excess cortef or something else he is taking. ... (0 replies)
... If you have addison's, you must take hydrocortisone or cortef or you can or will die - or at least some form of steroid or you can or will die. Right now, the short acting forms are the best and if you take them properly, weight gain can be minimized. Taking it two or three times a day, taking what you need, stress dosing as you need, weaning as you need, will keep you... (8 replies)
... off, and I exercise 4 to five times a week and I eat nothing that I enjoy. I have experienced over the last several weeks what it feels like not to have all the cortef that I need. I am going back to the dosage that I was on with the exception of 2 mg because I am not functioning well as a mom or a wife. ... (8 replies)
... eight gain is overwhelming for me. I have an eating disorder so it's not something I will be able to let go of overnight. In addition, I am concerned that taking Cortef for a long period of time will completey suppress my adrenals as some doctors claim it will. ... (8 replies)




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