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... I have had Addison's disease for almost 50 years. For the bulk of that time I have taken the standard 20mg in the morning and 10 mg at night dose. However I often times even missed my 10mg evening dose and once I recognized it corrected the situation. Of course I want to take the minimum dosage. I also take Florinef; just enough to keep my feet from swelling. I had major... (1 replies)
... According to my endo, you wouldn't need to increase the hydrocortisone unless you're having GI issues such as diarrhea/vomiting (and in severe cases may need to do intra-muscular injections). You may try taking your normal dose of addison meds and take more cold/flu meds -- like those containing zinc. You immune system may be depressed and that may be why it's taking so long... (4 replies)
... I can only tell you what my experience is...so please don't think that this will be right for you. Everyone is different. My normal dosage of hydrocortisone is 25 mg a day. My endo tells me to bump up to 40mg at the first sign of coming down with something. Wean when I start feeling better, but slowly wean. ... (4 replies)

... I had a pituitary tumor hemorrhage about 9 months ago. Didn't get started on hydrocortisone until 3 months later. Once on it I felt better than I had in 20 yrs. We've experimented with my dosage and times during the day taken. ... (1 replies)
... The hydrocortisone is not the only thing that may be in play here. If your doctor is not and Endocrinologist then I would suggest that you need to get to one as soon as possible. ... (4 replies)
... doesn't seem to be getting any better. I have very little energy, am in bed until afternoon, and have the constant sore throat. I never know how to increase my hydrocortisone when this sort of thing happens, and my doctor is of little help. I've been taking 10 extra mg daily and am wondering if that is what is typically recommended? ... (4 replies)
... I am having such a difficult time with figuring out dosing of Hydrocortisone. I seem to burn through Hydrocortisone so quickly and this is especially causing problems with sleep. ... (8 replies)
... reason I quit taking Prednisone is because I was concerned that it was partly to blame for my chronic thrush. ...But it is disturbing to me that you take your hydrocortisone so late. I would be up all night if I did that!!! I hope this is helpful for you. Good luck!!! ... (3 replies)
... MY circadian rhythm is so screwed up and I NEVER feel rested when I wake up....and what wakes me up is my need for cortisone. I take hydrocortisone and a wondering if i ought to take a little prednisone before bed, as it's longer acting. ... (3 replies)
... Just to give you another person's experience, I take 20 mg hydrocortisone in the morning with .05 mg fludrocortisone and then 5 mg hydrocortisone around 4 pm.The hydrocortisone doesn't seem to affect my sleep, but the fludrocortisone will prevent sleep if I take it late in the day. ... (14 replies)
... Hi Mollie, I have had addisons for 11 yrs. It is a pain to be in medication for our energy levels and it effects our circadian rythym. I have to take ambien to sleep at night and prednisone to stay awake and my Dr lowered mine to .5 mg a day and now I get soo tired. So I am tired just about all the time. My thyroid is always right on with levothyroxin. I am turning into... (14 replies)
... I take 40mg total of hydrocortisone per day. I will generally kickstart my day with 20mg upon waking. ... (14 replies)
... I"m having a very difficult time trying to figure out the right timing for taking Hydrocortisone. My problem mainly lies in the evening and sleeping hours. If I don't take enough in the evening, I wake up a few hours after going to sleep, or very early in the a.m. and am still tired, but can't sleep and have low cortisol symptoms.. so then I take 2.5-5 mg and usually fall... (14 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)
... The experiment continues... First, a reference point. I do reasonably well at 50mg Hydrocortisone per day (40mg upon arising, 10mg at lunchtime). I realize that's a LOT, but since (1) I have no symptoms of getting too much and (2) I am needing 2-5x other hormones and meds to get my labs normal on other conditions - i.e. malabsorption is suspected, my MD has kept me around... (3 replies)
... I'd still appreciate better accuracy so I can replace more of the Hydrocortisone with a bit more certainty. ... (3 replies)
... I've been taking Hydrocortisone (generic Cortisol) for several years now and picked up an adrenal glandular yesterday. I'm hoping that it's broader component mix might manage my deficiencies better. My MD agrees, but she doesn't have experience with glandulars. I spent some time searching for equivalents on the web... nothing. My supplement bottle says "Adrenal (bovine)... (3 replies)
... Generally, except in very special cases one doesn't need more than 30mg of hydrocortisone in a day for chronic treatment for Addison's. The most common dosing regimen is 20mg in the morning and 10mg in the evening. In times of illness patients are often told to go by the 3x3 rule. ... (3 replies)
... how much hydrocortisone is too much? ... (3 replies)
... s and I am super confused. I also have thyroiditis, currently as hypothyroidism, which was caused by the mono I started this year with. My endo put me on 15 mg hydrocortisone in the AM, 10 mg hydrocortisone in the late afternoon, 0.1 mg fludrocortisone in the AM, and 100 mcg levothyroxine in the AM. ... (6 replies)




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