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... Hello, I know it's been a little while since you posted, but I'm new here and to Addison's. I started taking Cortef-30 mg daily (20 in am and 10 in pm).Then another endo moved my pm dose to 5 mg (better for chances at sleeping too). After swelling & vertigo, I'm now on 20 daily (15 in the am & 5 before 4 pm). My endo said that's because of my size (5-5 and 107 lbs). She said I... (1 replies)
... mg. Do you take brand Cortef or generic? ... (4 replies)
... ve had Addison's now for 9 years and have played alot with the dosing and different meds. ... (14 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)
... I will give you more food for thought, some of which agrees, some of which sort of disagrees (respectfully) the other poster, and why. A replacement dose is usually around 20mg of hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone lasts around 6-8 hours. Medrol, on the other hand, only lasts 2.4 to 3.5 hours so I am not sure that is an advantage. When comparing steroids - you always have to... (7 replies)
... ords, the cortisol is suppressing more than it's replacing. Replacement is not 1 for 1. I haven't seen anyone manage well with less than 25 mg, especially when dosing Armour. ... (7 replies)
... but stress dosing is both an art and a science. As well as DHEA, you may just need more SALT. ... (4 replies)
... Stress dosing doesn't usually mean psychological stress, it means physical stress, like a fever, inflammation, or serious injury. ... (4 replies)
... g from thyroid cancer last year. I am on 30 mg of cortef, 15 of cytomel 100 synthriod, etc. I have been so tired and stressed out that I have found myself stress dosing quite a bit. I have gone up to 40 mg 3 times over the last three weeks. ... (4 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)
... But, I am so new to this and worry about the whole dosing thing. Lastly, it could still be the "tail of the dog" where I feel good, then there is some adrenal suppression and I actually need more? ... (1 replies)
... 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 healthy. ... (8 replies)
... that is once a day dosing that will is taken once a day and will mimic the diurnal rhythm so people will have the natural rise and fall that they are supposed to have. ... (2 replies)
... Most doctors try to mimmick the body's natural release of cortisol or should. If your body functions normally then you would have the most cortisol when you first get up and it will decline as the day goes on. So I guess that is why your doctor is tapering it like that. I started taking Cortef 3 days ago - 10 mg AM, 5 mg w/lunch, and 5 mg w/dinner. However, I haven't been able... (2 replies)
... Why do the cortef dosing schedules differ so much depending on the endo? ... (2 replies)
... mg of cortef is usually the maximum dose of cortef that doctors will allow unless you are stress dosing for an illness, I have been on 30 for about a year, and am about to start tapering to 20 as soon as they get my low blood pressure under control. ... (8 replies)
Cortef dosing
Feb 17, 2008
... Please check out Lupus and DHEA. If you have Addison's you will also be deficient in DHEA which is also made by the adrenal glands. There is some evidence that taking DHEA helps with Lupus. (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
Feb 14, 2008
... with Addisons. I have suffered with Lupus for eighteen years. My doctor put me on cortef 25 mg throughout the day. I have never even heard of Addisons before. I have several of the signs. I am very tan, have dark patches on my face, always tired. ... (24 replies)
... Well Mr. sleepy, maybe we can compare notes because I go to the FFC as well. I have Fibro/ CFS / hypothyroid/ Adrenal exhaustion / anemia/and they have suggested some things, but I have done alot of my own research about alot of this stuff. I too wish another Dr. would have RX'd this years ago - about 2002 or so is when I was diagnosed. It would have made a big difference for... (16 replies)
... mg, wow you must not have any adrenal functions at all. Thanks for the sound advice. I'm trying not to take too much cortef and I also have been thinking about getting a bracelet just in case something bad would happen. I'm seeing a good endo soon. ... (16 replies)

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