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... Can you have both Addison's disease AND secondary adrenal insufficiency? ... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone... I'm rather new to all this adrenal stuff, although I've been dealing with thyroid problems for about three years now. ... (3 replies)
... adrenal insufficiency. Actually the one I prefer, but I use hydrocortisone as it is like what a normal body produces. ... (8 replies)

... low, but decided not to give me anything for it at the time. My thyroid levels were still kind of low then too, so I thought it was a thyroid issue instead of an adrenal issue. Now for the past year, even though I my thyroid problem has stabilized somewhat, I still feel awful. ... (3 replies)
... There is a cortisol test which is very thorough. I had it done last year as I was on too high a dose of hydrocortisone. I basically went into hospital for the day, they take a blood test to measure the level of cortisol in your body first thing in the morning. ... (45 replies)
... I am amazed that your doctor has you on steroids even though you haven't been tested for adrenal insufficiency. If your adrenals are working, then you are taking 20 mg. too much of cortisol! ... (3 replies)
... es. When I get a cold I try to avoid broncitis or pneumonia, so I double for 2 or 3 days at "first sign" of a serious cold. I split the extra amount of a daily dose between a.m. ... (11 replies)
... effects. When people take these types of medications for other medical conditions, there ARE side effects because their dose is NOT a REPLACEMENT dose. ... (8 replies)
... f you have Addison's Disease you tend to have it for longer than a healthy person and you have to take extra steroids and then gradually get back to your normal dose once you are recovered. ... (45 replies)
... Mr. Sleepy, Sorry I'm slow to post on this... I've had a couple of "bad" days. I'm currently on 40mg... that's 25mg AM, 10mg noon and 5mg suppertime. Me and my MD are wanting to pull that down, but I haven't really stabilized in the last few months. Now even for males, that's on the high end. We've wondered if I'm malabsorbing or something, but that test came back... (16 replies)
... asthma is giving me trouble so I have switched to all Prednisone for a few days. Trying to stay at the same dose as when on Hydrocortisone. ... (11 replies)
... but some people are very brittle and need to increase the dose for just about any kind of stress. ... (16 replies)
... have been on 5mg prednisone or 20mg hydrocortisone for a long time. ... (3 replies)
... nt, as low BS makes you feel weak, shaky, sweaty, nauseated, etc. It is important to recognize that and get your sugar up. That will get better as your Cortisone dose gets tweaked to just right levels. So explore the hypoglycemia info too, as that is a long discussion in itself. ... (3 replies)
... Thats the same dose I take it works for me. ... (16 replies)
... Yeah I had the saliva test and 24 hour urine test for cortisol testing. I was started on the hydrocortisone straight away and immediately felt 'normal', but as everyone here learned you have to adjust your dose. ... (19 replies)
... By the way I take 7.5mg in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. I might get desperate and try to up the dose myself to 15 or something and see what happens from there, or even 17.5.. how would my doctor know? ... (37 replies)
... it is quite rare so that's to be expected. The other issue is that now that you are on prednisone, skipping a single dose isn't going to give you information about what your own natural adrenal and pituitary function is. ... (2 replies)
... about 5pm. You cannot get by on only 12.5 with your symptoms. It will help you all around to take at least the min dose of 20mg. I also wonder about your endo. You will need to be the driving force in your health care with adrenal problems. The docs have no clue!!! ... (37 replies)
... call endo actually called and put me on 20 mg hydrocortisone morning and 10 mg at night, but my personal endo called back a week later to say that dose was too high and to cut it in half. ... (2 replies)

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