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... 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)
... 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)

... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... I believe that normal replacement values (what the body needs with no adrenal function) is 7 mg prednisone, or 30 mg hydrocortisone, daily. but everyone is different, some need more some need less, must listen to your body. (6 replies)
... I was first started on predinose too and didn't do well on it at all, and ended up in crisis and almost dead in the ER... I would suggest you start taking hydrocortisone instead, which is bio-identical, meaning your body doesn't have to convert it like it does prednisone. It also helps with low BP, but if it doesn't help enough you need to get on fludrocortisone (Florinef)... (7 replies)
Please help
May 23, 2010
... diagnosed Nov. 2009..40 mg hydrocortisone split 3 times a day, and fludrocortisone . ... (1 replies)
... I am also having difficulties sleeping and getting up in the mornings, I tried taking melatonin but I felt tired and weak the next day. I used to take prednisone 5mg a day at 5 p.m. and still had difficulty sleeping. ... (7 replies)
... ighting between themselfs on her levels of prednasone, in the meantime she is experiencing loss of blood pressure, dizzy spells and times of tiredness. She takes hydrocortisone as her replacement drug, the endo doctor wants her off of prednisone, but her rheumatoid doctor says it's the only way to fight off her arthritis. ... (2 replies)
... I am new to this also and I am like you wondering how to live with this... I didn't know what was wrong with me and was admitted to the hospital with an extremely low b/p was in CCU for four days it was very scary, they had 8 doctors looking at me no one had a clue what was going on... finally found out it was adrenal insufficiency and it is just plain scary! I am glad I know... (5 replies)
Pains in Legs
Jun 27, 2009
... hi i was recently diagnosed with secondary addisons because of prednisone a pa at a rheumatology office put me on when really my symptoms were addisons. ... (11 replies)
... Hello again. I again agree with MJ. A primary should be on hydrocortisone, not prednisone and if you had a bad reaction, you were on too high of a dose and you were experiencing steroid psychosis. ... (8 replies)
Dexamethazone?
Apr 29, 2008
... Well... HC does contain tiny amounts of minercortosteroids but it is very tiny. Hydrocortisone is the steroid most like what the body makes. ... (6 replies)
... Now, prednisone and dexamethasone are long acting steroids. ... (14 replies)


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