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... located to another state the end of March, so I don't have a new endocrinologist here. I called my old one, who told me the new rule of thumb is not to increase hydrocortisone during times of stress. ... (2 replies)
... sone acetate is not the usual steriod prescribed for cortisol replacement. It has a short half life. It's in your system for less time. Your doc is behind the times treating you with it. A better replacement would be Hydrocortisone. ... (1 replies)
... Generally, except in very special cases one doesn't need more than 30mg of hydrocortisone in a day for chronic treatment for Addison's. The most common dosing regimen is 20mg in the morning and 10mg in the evening. ... (3 replies)

Addison's crisis
Oct 20, 2013
... oing very well just yet and need help to get your doses and meds "tweaked" to the optimal levels for you. I would expect to be on phone at least with Dr. several times a week intially until you are feeling better. ... (1 replies)
... The reason that you have to take hydrocortisone three times a day is to imitate the normal body. The HC is replacing cortisol. ... (10 replies)
May 8, 2009
... had headaches and trouble waking up in the morning and his endo took him in for a 24 hour blood profile and his levels were to low, they changed his hydrocortisone dose and times and he has been fine since. Maybe your daughters times or dose needs adjusting. Just a thought. ... (1 replies)
... For the bulk of that time I have taken the standard 20mg in the morning and 10 mg at night dose. However I often times even missed my 10mg evening dose and once I recognized it corrected the situation. Of course I want to take the minimum dosage. ... (1 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)
... hyroid and in the pituitary gland and I have severe hypoglycemia. In the last 10 years, in my attempt to get to a correct diagnosis, I almost lost my life 15,000 times over. Ultimately, I had to diagnose myself and then find a doctor who would listen, no easy task since most doctors are deaf. ... (7 replies)
... takes an additional 2.5mg hydrocortisone each hour of a marathon. This same gal has days when she must rest. ... (16 replies)
... more than an adrenal problem. I don't doubt that you have an adrenal problem but I think that there is more going on. First, I think that you may be on too much hydrocortisone which could be making you gain weight and feel tired. Ask your doctor to take your total daily dose and divide it by six. ... (2 replies)
... forth several times from Hydrocortisone to prednisone. Since you were taking the max dose of prednisone it made you feel good. You are also taking the max dose of Hydrocortisone, but it doesn't last as long so splitting it helps. It might help to take the dose like this.... 15mg a.m. ... (4 replies)
... Have your hydrocortisone needs increased over time? ... (0 replies)
... The reason to take hydrocortisone is because it is like the cortisol made by a normal body. The max dose would be 30mg, equal to the prednisone you are taking. 15mg a. ... (6 replies)
... If you take too much hydrocortisone you will have difficulty getting to sleep as your levels will be too high. ... (2 replies)
... as well as a couple of other times of the day my cortisol levels were low. She suggested I use cortef. I also have a long hx of polyurea and servere thirst. ... (0 replies)
... oids. I've got the elevated K, the decreased sodium, the pigment marks around my eyes, lips, groin, armpits and waist. I've had hyperkalemic paralysis multiple times and persistant low blood pressure. After my son was born I had every symptom of an Addisonian crisis. It took me a year to recover. ... (5 replies)
New, please help
Nov 19, 2003
... ist was reluctant to recognize Addison's case, but was pursuaded by my arguments and gave me prescription for hydrocortisone. Since then I tried to start several times my steroid regimen but could not stay on them more than I week, having even on a small dose of 12. ... (3 replies)
... daily of cortisol replacement.. and sometimes a bit more if I have overt symptoms of being low. I've been in "adrenal crisis" a number of times so I do all I can to avoid trips to the ER. Most there don't even know what Addison's Disease is. ... (13 replies)
... nable to walk, lay down or eat. This made the hypoglyceamia worse still. I began experiencing false labour contractions which had me admitted to hospital a few times and my team of doctors indicated concern for my health as well as my twins at this stage. ... (0 replies)

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