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... dard, so it's possible that you are not getting enough replacement hormone. Sounds like you need a good endocrinologist who is experienced with Addison's. Stress dosing is a little more complicated. ... (16 replies)
... Hello, I know it's been a little while since you posted, but I'm new here and to Addison's. I started taking Cortef-30 mg daily (20 in am and 10 in pm).Then another endo moved my pm dose to 5 mg (better for chances at sleeping too). After swelling & vertigo, I'm now on 20 daily (15 in the am & 5 before 4 pm). My endo said that's because of my size (5-5 and 107 lbs). She said I... (1 replies)
... mg. Do you take brand Cortef or generic? ... (4 replies)

... I will give you more food for thought, some of which agrees, some of which sort of disagrees (respectfully) the other poster, and why. A replacement dose is usually around 20mg of hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone lasts around 6-8 hours. Medrol, on the other hand, only lasts 2.4 to 3.5 hours so I am not sure that is an advantage. When comparing steroids - you always have to... (7 replies)
... Hi, I have hypo-adrenalism, hypothyroidism, as well as hypo almost every other hormone and vitamin deficiencies. I take Cortef as follows: 15 mg when I wake up usually at 7 a.m., 10 mg at 11 a.m., and 5 mg at 1 pm. I have read that this kind of dosing (3 x daily) is more insync with the normal cortisol production. The dosing also needs to be adjusted according to a... (17 replies)
... My doctor only specified "before breakfast, before dinner" for my dosing, but no specific hours. What is the best way to distribute dosing keeping as low as possible? ... (3 replies)
... We do have a great endocrinologist and if it weren’t for her my hubby would have been dead. That being said he is her only Addison’s patient. He did consult with two other endo’s and was not happy with their patient care. I have yet to find one that has ever even seen an Addison’s patient. Getting a written prescription for solu-cortef or solu-medrol will not be viable... (4 replies)
... or phenergan, again, as much as you can. Carry a lot of extra cortef with you. Better to have what you do not need. ... (4 replies)
... Stress dosing still needs to be done for fevers and other situations where you are starting to feel ill and your body is not reacting properly. ... (3 replies)
... ne in my post. I guess I had a Lyme brain moment. But at least you knew who I was refering to. I changed it on the post. I don't really feel any different on the cortef yet. How long did it take you? ... (10 replies)
... Have had 4 crises and have been on numerous Cortef dosing. I have been on Cortef 80 mg x 3 day for 2 months. I have all the signs of Cushingoid currently, but my ENDO or primary know very little about how to treat AD. ... (2 replies)
... I am also trying to figure out which one is best for me and what the dosing should be. I do have inflammation that showed up on an MRI. I have been on prednisone for 5 days now 10mg in the morn, 5 at 2pm and 5 at 6pm. ... (0 replies)
... As far as the 40 mgs., as I understand it, Cortef doesn't stay in your system long. ... (9 replies)
... he felt horrible. Geesh. We upped his cortef for the day and he is better now. ... (26 replies)
... He had me taking a super vitamin, which was actually increasing my problem with hypertension. I stopped that and switched to a more regular dosing of a multivit. ... (2 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)
... unable to be as active as I once was. Unless stress dosing I never take more than 5 mg at a time. Spacing it by 30 mins to an hour in the a.m. ... (3 replies)
... nd one day later ended in emergency. Could not stop vomiting and they could not stop it. I then told them it might be adrenal related. They gave me 100mg shot of cortef and it stopped. ... (4 replies)
... Thank You for the info, yes I have the solo cortef injection medicine, I am very confused on the double dosing information, her hands are always soo cold, and her skin is so tan looking (wondering if that will go away) you think she will gain alot of weight with being on the steroids? How old were you when you were diagnosed with Addison's? (if you don't mind) (20 replies)
Aug 8, 2008
... I should also mention my concern that the cortef instructions say to take 1/2 pill once/day? That flys in the face of all I've read regarding dosing..any ideas? (8 replies)

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