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Hi All,

I was just put on a low dose of Cortef due to severe adrenal insufficiency. Supposedly I had extremely low cortisol output first thing getting up and then less than 1 throughout the day (noon, 5 PM, and midnight). My doc wants me to take 10 mg AM, 5 mg at lunch time, and 5 mg with dinner. I was wondering if anybody had experienced any weight gain when taking Cortef.

The other question I have is regarding fluid retention. About a month ago I woke up one morning and was roughly 6 lbs heavier with a distended abdomen and swollen lower body. This always happens to me during PMS and I figured it would go away like it usually does, but it's still here and it's been 30 days now. I don't know what to make of it or how to get rid of it. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Kristina





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