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... daily of cortisol replacement.. and sometimes a bit more if I have overt symptoms of being low. ... (13 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)
Low cortisol test
Dec 21, 2003
... Are you taking prednisone or hydrocortisone? ... (2 replies)

... ar in hopes of not feeling so awful in the morning. Well, actually I was waking up in the middle of the night often feeling like I was in "crisis mode"... low on cortisol so I needed a longer acting steroid to get me through the night. ... (4 replies)
... Trust me, I totally understand your fear and frustration. I don't really know how to respond to your questions as I am not a doc, but I do not believe that the prednisone is the cause of your physical pain. ... (5 replies)
Symptoms
Feb 28, 2009
... mg of prednisone is a full replacement dose so your adrenals have probably shut down completely and then would never be high. ... (4 replies)
Looking for help
Sep 18, 2006
... Your mom is right...you need a bone scan. Since you are on such a high dose of prednisone it would be good to see the condition of your bones now. ... (9 replies)
... that the doc was treating with 60 mg of prednisone for about 6 months. ... (12 replies)
... Thanks so much for your responses. I'm already doing what both of you suggested.. I do the before bed snack, and I also take prednisone for my last dose, given it's longer acting properties. It's just a rollercoaster. My sleep, energy, and mood are all of the map it seems. ... (13 replies)
... I will give you more food for thought, all of which disagrees the other poster. A replacement dose or hydrocortisone (short acting) is at least 25 mg and Medrol (long acting) lasts a lot longer than hydrocortisone. Do the research and you'll see the other poster has it wrong about HC lasting longer than Medrol. Medrol is much stonger, lasts much longer. I haven't seen... (7 replies)
... took a low dose of prednisone for a year hoping my adrenals would wake up. No luck there. I did have antibodies so have NO clue why we went the low dose route. Was not easy either. Doctors!! ... (37 replies)
Looking for help
Oct 1, 2006
... then goes away in a week or two. Work with your doctor. I would guess you could taper your prednisone after being on Florinef for a bit. ... (9 replies)
... mg of hydrocortisone is a tiny dose. Well below full replacement and very low for even a mild deficiency. ... (4 replies)
... What they're forgetting is that we don't produce any on our own and need replacement doses, so the chances of excess steroid in our systems is small. I did okay on hydrocortisone for the first few years, but started to feel awful, etc. ... (0 replies)
... go by how you feel. I have never had my cortisol checked since starting on replacements in 1998. The test does not result in accurate information. ... (16 replies)
Abdominal pain
Aug 13, 2005
... No need to be afraid of prednisone. If you don't take more than you should there should be no problem. We are only taking replacement doses...not OD'ing on it. ... (7 replies)


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