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... I am 39 year old female just diagnosed recently with Addisons disease after 8 months of vomiting and feeling terrible. I have been put on 20 mg of hydrocortisone in the am and 10mg at night. ... (6 replies)
... My 22 year old son was diagnosed May, 2011 and left the hospital on hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone. His endocrinologist switched him to 5 mg of prednisone with breakfast. The switch improved my son's quality of life significantly and he's now working again. ... (8 replies)
... Many take Prednisone as a replacement. It has to be converted in the liver so takes longer before it is available for the body to use. ... (8 replies)

... I will try to be as brief as possible because I really need some feedback from those living with Addison's, rather than the docs. I haven't been able to work in almost 4 months (viral infection that i havent been able to get rid of. So extreme exhaustion,constant sore throat,etc) And I've been in and out of crisis mode for about 3 weeks now. I'm having a very difficult time... (0 replies)
... adrenal insufficiency. 7.5mg is the max dose. Taking that much for over 4 weeks would tell your adrenals they don't have to work. Was the prednisone tapered at the end of the treatment? ... (8 replies)
... probably wouldn't for long term. Many many people take it as their replacement. Thing is we are not taking massive doses...only a "replacement" dose. When on prednisone I tapered my dose to 5mg. 4mg a.m. ... (6 replies)
... have recently added 1mg prednisone in the a.m. ... (6 replies)
... Again, I wish I could get a more definitive and correct answer about the long term safety of taking Prednisone vs. Hydrocortisone. ... (8 replies)
... Can prednisone be used to treat adrenal insufficency? ... (8 replies)
... Hi Everyone, I have been diagnosed with addisons disease for 14 yrs. I've been on 5 mg prednisone all that time and it has worked well for me. ... (6 replies)
... Does prednisone help raise cortisol levels? ... (8 replies)
... I'm just very nervous about taking the Prednisone doesn't seem to make sense to take something not manufactured by the body to begin with plus its going thru my liver, which I'm not thrilled about. ... (6 replies)
... No, I understand. Thanks for your advice though! :) Nope, I didn't see the results. I'm having them sent to my new PCP, so I'll ask for them when I get to that appt in 2 weeks. The only symptoms I have besides fatigue is a stiff/sore neck (in the back). This started the same time the fatigue did. I also crave sugar/salt (8 replies)
... I'm not a doctor, so my opinions are just "opinions". You still need to rule out adrenal problems if you have any of the symptoms. Are you having symptoms other than being tired? Did you actually see the results of your thyroid check? We are often told things are normal when they are not. Good idea to get copies when you have bloodwork done so you can refer back to... (8 replies)
... :confused: :( Great.... Yeah, the blood work for my TSH and t3/t4 came back normal. (8 replies)
... That would be my opinion. Have you had your thyroid checked? What is yout TSH level? (8 replies)
... Yup. It was tapered off in the end. So, what your saying is, if this was an adrenal issue, I should have felt better on this med? This has me worried then.... (8 replies)
... Justine, You do need an emergency kit. If you are in a car wreck that really stresses you it could be a real need. If you get the flu with vomiting more than once or twice you should have a shot & go to the hospital for IV fluids. If emergency is called they do not have what you need & by the time you would be transported & they do blood draws at the hospital & all the... (6 replies)
... Hi Wanda, No emergency kit I had asked the doctor and he says I don't need one, which I find odd, but anyway he did mention adjusting my doses and the medical bracelet. Take Care Justine (6 replies)




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