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Aug 27, 2013
... I gather most of us are on either hydrocortisone or prednisone along with fludrocortisone for most. I wasn't aware that UK used different meds? ... (2 replies)
... If you have Addisons stress is a big factor. Try to avoid any kind of stress. My Dr. prescribed Prednisone for me. It has worked well for me for over fifty years now. An indocrinologist should know what is best in your case. ... (3 replies)
... I would stay away from prednisone for now .. I don't think it's a good idea to have your body constantly bathed in cortisol. ... (13 replies)

... being so thats a nice change! I would be interested in trying prednisone at some point in my life. What are you on? ... (13 replies)
... Elena, Thanks so much for all of your suggestions. I used to take DHEA & stopped because I was taking so many meds and supplements, and just felt like I needed to cut some things out. However, I've been reading about DHEA, and this clearly is one that I should not have cut out, so I'm back on it. However, being that DHEA counteracts cortisol, I'm wondering if this means... (13 replies)
... Try magnesium supplements to help get to sleep, its working very well for me! And have you thought about asking if you could try prednisone instead of hydrocortisone? ... (13 replies)
... I started cymbalta around 4 weeks ago. It has helped with some of the daily pain. I'm on 30 mg hydrocortisone a day. I have noticed anxiety becoming an issue. I used to go out and love talking and getting to know new people. ... (16 replies)
... I am allergic to hydrocortisone, so I have to take prednisone. I don't have thirst problems, but have gained a lot of weight. (3 replies)
... Have your hydrocortisone needs increased over time? ... (0 replies)
... Does anyone take prednisone instead of hydrocortisone? ... (3 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. Anyone know if my dosage raises concerns about side affects? My doc says I do not need florinef but I am skeptical, since some reports say almost all Addisonians need it.... (0 replies)
... I just noticed your post (back in July) and it's a shame that no one replied to you. I hope that you are doing ok. My 22-year old son was diagnosed with Addisons over Memorial Day weekend this year. He went to the emergency room and they admitted him because his sodium levels had been very low, his potassium levels were very high, and he was experiencing orthostatic... (2 replies)
... you know your right different meds for different folks. i simply meant that in my case weighing the side affects and effectiveness hydro is for me. what i meant by stomach issues is nausea and after about 2 years of taking pred i developed bleeding stomach ulcers. healed and hasn't come back on hydro. if i had my choice which i do hydro. i understand your sleep issues. most... (8 replies)
... actually vice versa. pred to hydro. pred kept my stomach messed up and took alot longer too get in my system. i would look into supplements if hydro alone isn't cutting it. sleep..lol. never right but melatonin helps. i have actually became nocturnal. it has helped alot. your body actually uses less cortisone at night. i feel great at night. plus waking up feeling terrible is... (8 replies)
... fine without taking 5 mg at 8 pm like I did for 12 years. You have to do what works best for you, but what I do is very normal for an Addisonian. I used to take Prednisone for my morning dose because, like you say, it has a longer shelf life. That worked out fine for me. ... (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)
... As to the UTI and prednisone causing problems... ... (7 replies)
... I was diagnosed 3 years ago after going through an adrenal crisis. In the first year, I was just stabilizing and was on 5mg of prednisone daily. ... (1 replies)
... 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. ... (14 replies)
... I am also very active but really struggle during the summer months in Wisconsin. I like to bike but the weather and heat can really impact on how I feel. I take hydrocortisone which I have heard is easier to manage than prednisone. ... (4 replies)


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