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... Hormoneman- I am so glad you said this- I need help with a similar issue. I had very low adrenal steriod results from a 24hr urine test given by Dr Therese Hertoghue and very low saliva cortisol results. I've had hypotension all me life. Then my TSH was 4.1 and my Ft3 was 297 (240- 420 range) and low FT3/ rt3 ratio - 14.9. So my Doc started me on 5mgs medrol- I was so tired I... (7 replies)
... ords, the cortisol is suppressing more than it's replacing. Replacement is not 1 for 1. I haven't seen anyone manage well with less than 25 mg, especially when dosing Armour. ... (7 replies)
... i take 15 or 17.5 the moment i wake up at 8, and 5 mg at 2. the only time during the day i feel sleepy is around 1:45- right before second dose. i find it hard to get to sleep before 11:30. I know the hangover feeling though. I think it's from blood pressure - i know that if i have low BP one day, and correct it by eating salt and taking a little extra cortef, then the... (1 replies)

... the short acting forms are the best and if you take them properly, weight gain can be minimized. Taking it two or three times a day, taking what you need, stress dosing as you need, weaning as you need, will keep you healthy. ... (8 replies)
... 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)
Cortef dosing
Feb 17, 2008
... Please check out Lupus and DHEA. If you have Addison's you will also be deficient in DHEA which is also made by the adrenal glands. There is some evidence that taking DHEA helps with Lupus. (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
Feb 14, 2008
... with Addisons. I have suffered with Lupus for eighteen years. My doctor put me on cortef 25 mg throughout the day. I have never even heard of Addisons before. I have several of the signs. I am very tan, have dark patches on my face, always tired. ... (24 replies)
... wake pattern and I know what you mean, its hard to take cortef at the same time each day. Oh well? ... (16 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 19, 2007
... ose would matter much. I guess I might be headed for IV antibiotics too. He is not happy that I have not made much progress on the oral abx. I honestly think the cortef is starting to help with the exhaustion feeling but not fatigue. They feel different to me. Plus I really cut down my hours at work so that might help too. ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 13, 2007
... Sarah, I like the idea of keeping in touch. We do have such a rare disorder, and yours and Kim's even rarer still! How are you doing after you decreased your preg down to one a day? I was wondering if you took the second dose a little sooner you might be able to sleep better at night. But I think I know what you are experiencing. When I was on the Predisone, I felt... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 10, 2007
... I have my appt. next Thursday and will discuss the DHEA with him. I don't feel as though the cortef is doing anything at all so I am kind of concerned about that. I am on 20mg and you would think it would be helping by now. ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 8, 2007
... Maryann, thanks for the reply. I have read the info about DHEA also, and of course scared to take it. I am also like you and research everything. I have spent years studying everything that had a resemblence to my symptoms, and i also do that with meds too. It is definately hard dealing with both AI & LD, since the meds for AI make the LD worse, its like, what do we do. We... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 7, 2007
... Sarah, As for hair growth, I haven't noticed anything more than what I was already experiencing with the steriods. I pluck my own eyebrows, and wow! since the Cortef, do I have to keep on top of them now! Other than that, I haven't really any qualms with it. The biggest thing is that I can potentially worry about is the unknown result of long term use. DHEA caused... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
... I try to take it at the same time everyday, but its kinda hard because I am always out and about. I actually just switched yesterday to the generic version of cortef and I am actually feeling better. I have heard that some people do better with different brands. I am also going to ask my dr. ... (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
... Are you also taking DHEA? (24 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 5, 2007
... I was wondering how you all take your cortef. I am taking 5mg four times a day at meals and bedtime. I am still waking up feeling tired and still run out of energy quickly during the day. I am thinking maybe my dose needs to be switched around. What works for anyone? Thanks Kim (24 replies)
... Its dosing all depends on the patients... ... (2 replies)
... g from thyroid cancer last year. I am on 30 mg of cortef, 15 of cytomel 100 synthriod, etc. I have been so tired and stressed out that I have found myself stress dosing quite a bit. I have gone up to 40 mg 3 times over the last three weeks. ... (4 replies)
... that is once a day dosing that will is taken once a day and will mimic the diurnal rhythm so people will have the natural rise and fall that they are supposed to have. ... (2 replies)
... Anyone else have advice on hydrocortisone dosing schedules? ... (16 replies)




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