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... I have been diagnosed with a mild case of addisons disease. (20 replies)
... Are both of your diagnosis for Adrenal fatigue, or addisons? ... (20 replies)
... I haven't felt so great since starting cortef, the symptom I usually get is nasuea(thats not spelled right) and I think its a symptom of the medication. Every now and then I get lightheaded but I take that as a sign to take more cortef. I have also noticed that I feel really sick if I don't take my medication first thing in the morning. I have been on cortef since... (20 replies)

... has anyone suffering from Adrenal Fatigue been perscribed Cortef and seen wonderful results? ... (20 replies)
... 2jen, Yes, I have emergency shots. I keep a kit by my phone in the kitchen & another kit in my purse. There are 2 shots in each kit. Alcohol wipes. Along with a letter from my endo with instructions on how to care for me. MedicAlert info. A page explaining addisons. Some doctors are lazy, don't have a clue & trying to save a dollar. Anyone with addisons/adrenal... (20 replies)
... Oh I don't know about that, my doctor never said anything about reparing the adrenals. I eat my fair share of junk food, but I am also underweight so I figure its ok. (20 replies)
... Oh I don't know about that, my doctor never said anything about reparing the adrenals. I eat my fair share of junk food, but I am also underweight so I figure its ok. (20 replies)
... I've read that fixing the adrenal naturally takes sooooo damn long and you have to be an angle when it comes to food.. ... (20 replies)
... I asked the doctor about keeping a cortisol shot on hand and he didn't think it was neccessary. I do keep my cortef with me at all times and I was also told to get a medical alert bracelet. I am just so confused with all of this, I am newly diagnosed and I think my doctor is just trying to figure out the right dosage for me. I am really interested in trying a different... (20 replies)
... 2jen, Since you are taking full replacement you have addisons disease/adrenal insufficiency & your adrenals are not working. Do you have an emergency shot on hand in case of crisis? (20 replies)
... I was diagnosed three years ago with panhypopituitarism, which means my pituitary gland is not functioning. I was well into an adrenal crisis by the time they figured out what was going on. I was prescribed Cortef and it literally saved my life. ... (20 replies)
... Thanks Wanda, I will definetely look into that. My doctor isn't sure if this is related, but I was on human growth hormone for five years when I was a child and had to give myself an injection everyday, so I am ok with that part. I haven't done it in almost 8 or 9 years, but its something I could do if I have to. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! (20 replies)
... I am just now starting to feel mostly normal again, and am able to make it through the day without a nap. Some days I am more tired than others but that could also be from a busy day. I still eat the same foods as before too. (20 replies)
... For all : What is your activity in life like now with cortef/hydrocortisone? Are you active in sports, exercise, and feel like you can enjoy life again? Do you feel energized after doing exercise, or physical exhurstion, or do you feel run down, and need naps? Do you find that after time, you can enjoy things like sugar snacks, and junk food... every once in a while? (20 replies)
... I have addisons disease. (20 replies)
... alwaystired, The fillers are different in Hydrocortisone & Cortef. One is not better than the other. It is just a matter of which one you do better on. I do best on Hydrocortisone or Prednisone, but know of many who take Cortef & do fine. We are all very different. When I have to increase for a cold or broncitis I use Prednisone. Sometimes use total Prednisone for... (20 replies)
... There is a generic version!!! My insurance only covers generic prescriptions and my pharmacy told me there wasn't a generic version of cortef! Granted, its only $35 a month, but if I could get it for $10 that would be even better. I just figured nausea was a part of it, I always wake up neauseas, is that not normal either or is it because I haven't taken cortef yet? I go... (20 replies)
... Thank you both for your replies. Is there much of a difference between hydrocortisone and cortef? Is one better than the other? Thanks again. (20 replies)
... 2jen, Nausea is not a side effect of Cortef. It could be that your body doesn't like Cortef in which case you could switch to it's generic Hydrocortisone. Just ask your doc to switch you. Not a big deal to switch & it just might help you. It might help you to go to the dose schedule I mentioned before to spread out your dose. You may also have to add 5mg. You should... (20 replies)
... Oh you are right, I wrote it down wrong! I take a pill and a half in the morning which is 15mg and a half a pill in the afternoon, which is 5. I was on 20 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon and I just felt horrible, my face got puffy and I gained a little weight. I am feeling much better on the lower dose, but I still have bouts of nasusea. Sometimes I just get nauseas... (20 replies)

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