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... Since you are finding it hard to get up in the morning you might try taking 2.5mg cortef right before going to bed or if you wake at 3 or 4am take it then. ... (3 replies)
... I have switched from cortef to prednisone to hydrocortisone... ... (6 replies)
Strange symptoms
Jul 21, 2010
... I had my adrenals tested and results came quite low so I took cortef for a few months and then gave it a break. Now I am on a very low dosage of 2.5mg in the morning and 2. ... (0 replies)

... I have been severely ill since around 2000 as well. I was sick for years leading up to it, since the early 1990's. I ordered my old medical records a few years ago and was clearly hypothyroid in 1995. I cannot work, and basically my life came to a complete stop four years ago. The HC was WAY overstimulating for me, and had to back down from 20 +. I also had trouble multi... (21 replies)
... like complete crap every singal day and i haven't worked since 2000. I can't sleep until 6am . isn't HC suposed to wake you up. it makes me drowsy. I started at 5mg and every time i bump up 5mg of cortef i feel better but it never lasts. i'm afraid i'm going to bump my way up to complete addisons. ... (21 replies)
... inflammatory. If you get a bad cold it is helpful to increase your Cortef for 2 or 3 days. Some don't agree with this, but it has helped me so I do it. For me, better than getting pneumonia or broncitis. ... (18 replies)
... I believe. If I was under replaced, wouldn't I have felt better when my cortef was raised to 20mg over 12.5mg? ... (18 replies)
... I read that primary Addison's is low cortisol and low DHEA. I talked with my doc tonight and he's going to change over my 5mg prednisone to 30mg Cortef, double the DHEA to 50mg, and double my estrogen to 2. ... (0 replies)
... and I was less that 1mcg and the norm was 5mg not mcg. So im taking all my previous lab results to the new endo and see what she can do. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks Betsy. I will give the 10 - 5 - 5 regime a shot. I do have a new development. I am retaining water. In my feet. Got the puffy fluidized skin poofs last night. They are already here this morning. Do you all have to fight this? If so, how? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Sincerely, MG (11 replies)
... Well I am there with you. Thyroid and adrenals.. I am 32. These issues have been getting worse since I was 27-28. I wish MDs took you more seriously and looked a bit deeper sometimes. How many others that are caught in their 40-50's have been suffering for years in silence. ;) Me? Well I am not the silent type, except for post tonsillectomy. I know my body and know... (11 replies)
... Try to be very patient because unfortunately this process can take a while. You can often feel better and have energy for a week or so and then Bam the symptoms return and then they have to adjust your dosage. It does GET TONS BETTER. I could not walk from one room to another by myself last November and I was on 37 years old. Of course it was a lovely combo of thyroid and... (11 replies)
... :D Still up. Happy Easter everyone. I can tell I am not as fatigued, but it is going to take balance and twweeking to work out my thyroid issues and this adrenal mess. I am looking forward to feeling balanced and normal once again. *sigh* Why does it have to take so long? Anyone got a magic pill or wand that works? :D Okay, I will be patient. MG (11 replies)
... The hyperactive feeling will go away after a few days. When I first started and everytime they adjust me, I feel like I could mow all the lawns on the block. It is short lived. I have never had thyroid problems with this. I only have half, so I just fight the fatigue and keeping the medicine regulated. (11 replies)
... Hey you all. I am one of the newest hypoadrenalism sufferers to officially join you all. So now in addition to the Hashimoto's, secondary hypothyroidism, and possible hashimoto's encephalopathy; I get to add Add.. hypoadrenalism. My Cortisol was below range and my ACTH was high as well. My IM didn't say Addison's.. but preferred to call me a adrenal... (11 replies)
... Finally after a slow and monitored retreat from the very high recommended PDR dosages.......I finally have gone with ONE 5MG prednisone and ONE 0.1 florinef daily in the am.....nothing after that. ... (1 replies)
... In regards to the dosing. I have also wondered if I was a little low myself. And if a 5mg increase would be enough. Instead of 15 I may have better luck with 20. ... (3 replies)
... the Endocrinologist. He ran all kinds of test on me. It came back that my cortisol level was low. I can't remember what the numbers were. So I am on 10 mg of Cortef in the morning and 5mg evening. ... (7 replies)
I don't feel well.
Dec 20, 2006
... lately. For the past week, I've had more cravings for salt than I have since I was diagnosed with AI, 6 months ago. And, today, I'm just tired. I've taken my cortef earlier, I just took my third dose, and it's only 3 pm. ... (3 replies)
... mg of cortef would blow me up like the prednisone used to. ... (15 replies)

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