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... Most doctors try to mimmick the body's natural release of cortisol or should. If your body functions normally then you would have the most cortisol when you first get up and it will decline as the day goes on. So I guess that is why your doctor is tapering it like that. I started taking Cortef 3 days ago - 10 mg AM, 5 mg w/lunch, and 5 mg w/dinner. However, I haven't been able... (2 replies)
... I have been taking 5 mg every 8 hours which equals 15mg per day for the last 6 months. This new treatment has had a profound effect on my life. ... (16 replies)
... There isn't very much information bout cortef and how to take it because not very much research has been done into the question. ... (3 replies)

... So, cortef experts, what do you think? ... (6 replies)
... My doctor has written a Rx for slow relief cortef, which I am having made at a compounding pharmacy. I will start that along with 5 mg of cortef in the AM. ... (2 replies)
... changing from 10 mg. DHEA oral to 5 mg. ... (10 replies)
... Doctor told me that she does not want me to go too long without doses so she wants me to try and eliminate my noon dose, and back up my 5 oclock dose until around 4 to try and maintain my blood pressure. ... (2 replies)
... I was taking 5 mg of prednisone and .1 of florinef. ... (5 replies)
Feb 14, 2007
... Hello, everyone my friend is taking cortef 15 mg. his doctor decreased it from 20mg. he's not having such a great time now that it's been decreased. We really don't know what to do now. ... (10 replies)
... The reason you have to keep taking the high cortef dose is that your body adapted to very high levels of cortisol (say 50 mg perday-thinking prednisone) while cushings. If you don't supplement with the extra cortisol and wean gradually then you sned your body into shock-adrenal crisis specifically. Even if the amount of cortisol your body is making is normal- say 5 mg... (6 replies)
... mg at 5pm. The only time I take more at a time is when I have to stress dose for illness. Every one of us is different, but Cortef is not a long lasting steriod so is out of your system in a few hours. ... (13 replies)
... i take 15 or 17.5 the moment i wake up at 8, and 5 mg at 2. ... (1 replies)
... So, I started on 5 mg HC at breakfast, 5 at lunch and 5 at dinner. I tried one night time dose the first day, and I was a wreck in the morning. ... (1 replies)
... I think it may have been you that told me that you only taper 2.5 mg at a time. Boy did I learn the hard way!!!!!!!!!! I was really really sick from that. ... (11 replies)
... to 20 mg in one jump is too much too fast. Unfortunately even the most fabulous doctors aren't very well informed about adrenal insufficiency. ... (5 replies)
... thanks for responding KMatthew - actually, I've gone from that wired feeling to being absoluting exhausted and dizzy first thing in the morning pre-11:00 dose. I called my doc and he now wants me to take 5 mg arising, 11:00 and 3:00. So, already up to 15 mgs. He's working me up to 20. I do have more energy but still feel woozy - I figure its also thyroid med finally... (6 replies)
... sorry - I'm used to typing mcg for thyroid meds - for cortef, I'm on 5 mg twice a day - thanks! (6 replies)
... Do you have addison's and not take your cortef until after 8 or 9? ... (4 replies)
... but the afternoon is still pretty bad. I'm thinking I might ask my doc to up the dose to 5 mg at lunch as well. ... (3 replies)
... Am also concerned about taking cortef during pg. Anyone, got any thoughts or experiences they could share. Thanks. ... (6 replies)

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