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... probably wouldn't for long term. Many many people take it as their replacement. Thing is we are not taking massive doses...only a "replacement" dose. When on prednisone I tapered my dose to 5mg. 4mg a.m. ... (6 replies)
... and the list goes on. Anyway, I am learning to trust in the natural unfolding of my life.. it all happens as it's supposed to. Getting back to the topic of this post... ... (8 replies)
... and was on prednisone at the beginning. It made me feel hyper and jumpy and awful so I got off of it. I don't feel any bad side effects from hydrocortisone. Good luck! ... (17 replies)

... thesun reading things on the internet. BUT, the doctors keep saying that Pred and Hydro are the same except that Pred lasts longer and the patient does not have to take several doses daily. ... (8 replies)
... About one year ago I made the switch from prednisone to hydrocortisone. I take 40 mg a day. It seems high, but every time I try to wean it down, I end up on the couch, then in a crisis. I have become pretty assertive to my physician about my dosage. ... (17 replies)
... I am new to the board. I have had Addison's for 9 years. Recently my Endo and I decided that I needed to switch from Prednisone to Hydrocortisone. I was taking 7.5 mg of pred. but now he says the new dosage for hyrdrocortisone in 20mg and not 30mg. ... (17 replies)
... Have your hydrocortisone needs increased over time? ... (0 replies)
... I am 39 year old female just diagnosed recently with Addisons disease after 8 months of vomiting and feeling terrible. I have been put on 20 mg of hydrocortisone in the am and 10mg at night. ... (6 replies)
... Or developed a resistance to it? ... (0 replies)
... My 22 year old son was diagnosed May, 2011 and left the hospital on hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone. His endocrinologist switched him to 5 mg of prednisone with breakfast. The switch improved my son's quality of life significantly and he's now working again. ... (8 replies)
... I will try to be as brief as possible because I really need some feedback from those living with Addison's, rather than the docs. ... (0 replies)
... I am having such a difficult time with figuring out dosing of Hydrocortisone. I seem to burn through Hydrocortisone so quickly and this is especially causing problems with sleep. ... (8 replies)
... to be dealing with this. He was very unhappy having to accept that he had Addisons and absolutely hated taking meds. I think his Endo switched him to Pred basically because he was not good about sticking to a schedule and making sure he took his meds at regular times. ... (8 replies)
... i base this entirely on 11 years of taking corticosteroids. prednisone is a more concentrated time released form of the drug. harder for your body too digest. worse on your stomach and liver. ... (8 replies)
... i think i have primary addisons and i take fludorcortisone. the doctor told me he had me take prednisone because i would have to take it less often but he would prescribe hydrocortisone if i wanted. ... (6 replies)
... Has anyone switched to prednisone from hydrocortisone, and feels better? ... (4 replies)
... at the time I knew nothing about anything to do with addisons. The steriods really increase appetite. Because of fatigue I tried prednisone. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Everyone, I have been diagnosed with addisons disease for 14 yrs. I've been on 5 mg prednisone all that time and it has worked well for me. ... (6 replies)
... My endo said that the test results would not be accurate if I was on prednisone. She changed me to hydrocortisone. It doesn't stay in your system as long. Even being on that, I could not take it for so many hours before the test.... ... (2 replies)
... My son, who is currently on Prednisone and Fludrocortisone is also "nocturnal" often and very tired and sleepy during the afternoon, especially since he returned to work. ... (8 replies)

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