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... are so much greater with the prednisone. Look it up! I'm glad you're doing better. I only take 15 mg of Cortef in the AM and 5 in the PM, but I only weigh a shade over 100 pounds. They originally started me on 30 mg in the AM and 15 in the PM, and I had side effects. ... (5 replies)
... I have secondary adrenal insufficiency and can't get off prednisone. Who is your doc at UPenn? ... (21 replies)
... Primary Adrenal Insufficiency on Yom Kippur 1998 when I had my first Adrenal Crisis. I almost died that day. ... (3 replies)

... Is addison's and adrenal insufficiency the same thing? ... (13 replies)
... Your tissues have adapted to much much higher amounts and even normal amounts will not be enough and you could have adrenal insufficiency or adrenal crisis symptoms. ... (6 replies)
... My son was diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency in late January due to long term prednisone use for Crohn's disease. We got the diagnosis from an endocrinologist. ... (1 replies)
... adrenal insufficiency. 7.5mg is the max dose. Taking that much for over 4 weeks would tell your adrenals they don't have to work. Was the prednisone tapered at the end of the treatment? ... (8 replies)
Adrenal Fatigue
Dec 13, 2004
... I'm fairly convinced that I have adrenal fatigue even though my 4 pt cortisol tests came back normal. ... (2 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)
... I would recommend seeing a nutritionist who is familiar with adrenal insufficiency. ... (8 replies)
... Hmmm. I thought it would show up as a signature. My doses are: Predisone: .5 am Cortef: 7.5/5/2.5 Florinef: .5 am I usually take the first around 8am when I wake up. The next, on a good day, is between 12:30 and 1:00, the evening dose can vary, since I work evenings, but usually around 4:30 or 5:00. (Maybe 5:30 or 6:00 if I'm not working.) It seems as though,... (11 replies)
... mg of cortef would blow me up like the prednisone used to. ... (15 replies)
... s to be expected. The other issue is that now that you are on prednisone, skipping a single dose isn't going to give you information about what your own natural adrenal and pituitary function is. ... (2 replies)
Low cortisol
Jan 15, 2007
... and I'm on 15mg of cortef and I was an exercise freak and had all the energy in the world before I got sick. That was 2 years ago and I'm still trying to get back in the gym. ... (12 replies)
... I wanted to respond to your message. I have adrenal insufficiency. My adrenals are still working, just below normal function. ... (3 replies)
... Yes my Stim test result was 9 and bumped up to 15(from 11-25 on the 'average' chart). He does think they could work again, but then again the last time he tried to take me off was when I was still feeling horrible. Once he saw how I responded even worse he said I definitely need it, so since then we have been very, very slowly increasing the dose, but he seems to not want... (37 replies)
... rtisol is suppressing the adrenals if they were working at all. They do nothing when suppressed. This is the case with the people who have to take high doses of prednisone for asthma or arthritis. ... (7 replies)
Addisons testing
Mar 17, 2003
... I think the saliva test is definitely more accurate than the blood or urine in determining slight adrenal insufficiency. The other tests won't show the fluctuations in circadian rhythm that corisol produces at different times of the day. ... (3 replies)
... CORTISOL. Low cortisol is a major clue. All you need now is to determine if it is primary or secondary adrenal failure. Primary adrenal failure means that your adrenals are defective. ... (9 replies)
... My 13 year old son was recently diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency due to steroid use for Crohn's disease. ... (12 replies)

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