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I was diagnosed with Addison's in May of 2004 during a classic crisis. Now my DR wants me to take 5mg of Prednisone on alternate days, giving the adrenal glands (which he says are naturally a "diurnal?" gland, a chance to rest. I am also taking .1 Fludrocort twice daily, 150mcg Levothyroxin, and PremPro Low. After reading these boards, I wonder if this every-other-day idea would even work well with primary adrenal insufficiency? What do you think? Nebraska Lady
I think taking the 5 mg Prednisone every other day works for me when there is very little stress in my life. However when my stress levels go up I crash a bit, feel nauseated, listless, and have muscle weakness. I tried to take 2.5 mg Prednisone every day instead of the 5 every other day and really could not tell an energy level difference. I assume because the half life is so long on Prednisone and I was still taking the Florinef and Prempro every day. My doctor lets me take a little more Synthroid than his tests indicate, which also helps. Most of the time my life is pretty stress free. I live in the country, my family life is good etc. Nebraska Lady

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