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Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
I was wondering how you all take your cortef. I am taking 5mg four times a day at meals and bedtime. I am still waking up feeling tired and still run out of energy quickly during the day. I am thinking maybe my dose needs to be switched around. What works for anyone? Thanks
Kim
Re: Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
[QUOTE=ktp812;2964455]I was wondering how you all take your cortef. I am taking 5mg four times a day at meals and bedtime. I am still waking up feeling tired and still run out of energy quickly during the day. I am thinking maybe my dose needs to be switched around. What works for anyone? Thanks
Kim[/QUOTE]

Are you also taking DHEA?
Re: Cortef dosing
May 6, 2007
Hi!

I have been diagnosed with Addisons for about 9 months now. I have finally found the perfect dosage for me, 20mg of Cortef in the am around 0800, and 10mg at 2-3 in the afternoon. At work, I take 20mg in the am around 0500 and 20mg again around 2-3pm. I had tried Predisone for 6 months but felt like it was going crazy, unable to sleep, and so very suddenly irritable at times. The Cortef has been great.

But the best thing that has given me the most energy has been the DHEA. I felt an instant increase in both mood and energy. The first day I tried it, I took 25mg, and had so much energy I was irritable. So I tried 12.5mg and it did the trick. My endo is aware that I am taking it (my idea not hers) so I will see what she says about it the next appointment.

I sure hope you feel better soon. It is a day by day thing, isn't it?
MaryAnn =-)





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