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... kmonaco I did take the dexamethasone orally for 1.5 years in my late twenties. Experienced severe hip pains and later read that it is a hip disolver. Told Endo about it and he immediately switched me from it. Not sure why i went from Cortisone Acetate to dex and then back- It was never explained. Anyways, a month ago he put me on hydrocortisone tablets and they are working,... (5 replies)
... For Addison's I take 137 mg per day of cortisone acetate. It takes that much to address symptoms of fatigue, pain, nocturia and diarrhea. From what I have read, that is about the same as 20 mg of prednisone. ... (0 replies)
... and have taken the same dosage of meds since then. 25mg am and 12.5mg pm of Cortisone Acetate and 0. ... (8 replies)

... I just found a Pharmacy that stocked the prescription, and I have a months worth of doses. I have been on Cortisone since 2003, and two years ago, I ran into this same problem, started on Hydrocortisone and my quality of life diminished greatly. ... (5 replies)
... I have Addisons over 26 years ,5 years ago I added Hypothyroidism to the list I take Cortisone Acetate 25mg for the Addisons and Synthroid 75 mcg for the Hypothyroidism and also going thru menopause. ... (0 replies)
... I wouldn't worry about the 5 lbs, unless you keep gaining. It's probably that you are finally hydrated. If you keep gaining, just watch your starch carb intake. I gained 30 lbs in a couple of months when I first started the steroids then found out I had launched myself into type 2 diabetes with the hydrocortisone & fludrocortisone. Then I started metformin, but I did not... (5 replies)
... I take a generic cortisol replacement. Hydrocortisone. I have had the Dexamethasone IM before, when I had extreme BP dropping issues with Adrenal Crisis. Three days worth of injections, worked, but those shots hurt like a Mother! Even days after, like you've been kicked by a horse! Did you take yours IM? They have it in oral as well. What was the bad news with it?... (5 replies)
... Yes, since June as well. Can't find and pharmacist says only one maker is producing it. For a drug company, there is opportunity to make money- why aren't they? I do not want to go back to dexamethasone either, bad news. (5 replies)
... is anyone running in to this problem? (5 replies)
Army of one
Sep 24, 2012
... After being on cortisone acetate for over 20 years it suddenly stopped working so I switched to hydrocortisone. ... (1 replies)
Dead Tired
Sep 21, 2012
... I am experiencing the same symptoms, but after a change from Cortisone Acetate to Hydrocortisone the endo maintains my dosage is correct...I experimented with increased dosages, but no change in how I felt. ... (5 replies)
... Cortisone acetate has a 1 hour half life. Because of this it's not useful to treat adrenal insufficiency. I've not seen anyone stay on it for very long. ... (18 replies)
... Acutally I mis spoke I take 25 mg of cortef in the am and 15 at 4 pm. I took cortisone acetate for the first 24 years. Then because of production problems I took prednisone and several other steriods. ... (35 replies)
... Just to make sure, you aren't taking cortisone acetate (half life 30 minutes) are you? If you are actually on Hydrocortisone, it may not be lasting long enough in your body. It's half life is 1 to 8 hours. If it's half life is 1 hour in your body, then it won't work well. Ask to be tried on 6 mg methylprednisolone (Medrol) for a while. If that takes care of your problems... (7 replies)
... Wendy, I don't know where all the people are with the answers. I will give you my opinion. Cortisone acetate is not the usual steriod prescribed for cortisol replacement. It has a short half life. It's in your system for less time. ... (1 replies)
... How does one know if they are getting to much or too little cortisone replacement? ... (1 replies)
... hydrocortisone and seem to have far less symptoms than people who are using predisone to control their addisons. Might be another option for you. There is also Cortisone Acetate I believe that some people use. ... (5 replies)
Pigmentation
Aug 13, 2002
... Well hello all. I've had Addison's since 1984. I have been on hydrocortisone, prednisone and cortisone acetate. My ACTH levels have been constitantly too high , hence my endo put me on dexamethasone which is not such a common steriod by the sounds of it. ... (8 replies)
Pigmentation
Aug 5, 2002
... Maybe one question you should ask your Endo doc is "Why aren't I on Cortisone Acetate or Hydrocortisone? ... (8 replies)
Pigmentation
Jul 31, 2002
... Hi you two. Pigmentation should not be an issue if your Addison's is properly treated. Hormone replacement therapy, a dosage of Cortisone Acetate, is usually the common route, I believe. I've had Addison's for 22 years now. ... (8 replies)


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