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... I agree with PVS... I have been taking 30mgs of Hydrocortisone for 23 years. (was diagnosed with Addison's when I was 18) I am not sure why docs still put Adrenal patients on Prednisone. Maybe there's a reason, but I just don't know. Weight gain and some swelling might still happen when starting on Hydrocortisone... but I think its a temporary thing. Nate... please... (5 replies)
... Hi Nate - I go to an alternative MD in Chicago who prescribes the natural hormones for me. They have all the supplements and hormones I need at their clinic. After saliva and blood testing it was determined I had adrenal insufficiency - my cortisol levels were pretty bad. I currently take natural cortisol 20 mg daily, DHEA, progesterone cream from a compounding pharmacy,... (5 replies)
... There is a connection between low DHEA and asthma. If you are taking hydrocortisone or prednisone then your body doesn't make any DHEA. I found my breathing significantly improved when I started taking DHEA. You can get it from most large drug stores. ... (4 replies)

... Been going off prednisone - tried before but have to go back on. Still very tired. Have a dr appt this week - will have to see what they say. (5 replies)
... I agree with PVS concerning stoping the Prednisone just to see how your adrenal respond. ... (5 replies)
... hi aly - I've been taking natural cortisol 20 mg daily (before noon), 25 mg DHEA, natural progesterone cream and 4-6 Adrene Forte caps daily. All were prescribed by my physician who is an MD. He practices mostly alternative but also traditional modalities - he based giving me the above on test results. The adrenal hormone test was the Adrenal Stress Index test, which is a... (25 replies)
... Hi. I've been on prednisone for 9 weeks not (5mcg) and it is making me crazy. Diagnosed w/secondary a. i.- want to get off pred. - interested in hearng more about the natural alternatives but don't think my endo is aware of them. Been seeing acupuncturist - an a million herbs. Is the doctor who prescribed your alternatives an endo? Many thanks for any guidance. (25 replies)
... Right now I only take Prednisone if I ABSOLUTELY need it for a severe asthma attack, and my doctor will only give it to me if nothing else is working. ... (4 replies)
... onnection. We can't seem to get my asthma totally under control. I'll be fine for a while, then I'll have a really bad spell. She said something about needing Prednisone replacement...that being the connection...not sure exactly. Anyone else found this to be true? ... (4 replies)
... The Dr. may want you to try going off the prednisone to see if your adrenals will kick back in and function. I have AI but not due to steroid usage. Without the cortisone supplement I would not make it too far. ... (5 replies)
... her when I got the first chance to do so. I have always been told to double my Prednisone in times of crisis or acute illness. I would definately ask your doctor about this. Your case might be different than mine. ... (3 replies)
Addisons testing
Mar 19, 2003
... great answer janis - I have no side effects at all from cortisol or my adrenal glandulars. I use to get really bad raging and could not sleep with prednisone. the saliva testing IS the most accurate test available, I agree. (3 replies)
... Hi - I am on adrenal glandulars and natural cortisol for my adrenal insufficiency and I love them both. I personally will never go on prednisone/cortisones ever again. They've helped with sleep disorders and chronic pain. (25 replies)
Addisons testing
Feb 11, 2003
... Is there any one test for Addisons that is more accurate than another? I'm reading here about how it can be checked through blood, saliva, and urine. Also, do the cortisone supplements produce any side effects like that of Prednisone? Or is that just totally different? Thanks (3 replies)
... My story is the same as everyone's I've read.My drs.say I have Addisons and I have been on prednisone for going on ten years now;along with the same old pain med.Now i have osteoporosis as bad as an 80 yr. old woman.I now have these spots showing up on bone scans.I have been told it was cancer by one dr. and not by another.My blood presure does that dropping thing to.Severe... (29 replies)
... Hi Dawn- Oh yeah- I've been there, all the scopes, all the scans, all the tubes. I was being fed via IV before they could figure out what was wrong. My primary symptom was vomiting. Anything that I put in my stomach came up- and then some. I had dry heaves constantly- so severe that I would gag until I threw up bile. Sorry for being graphic. I lost 65 pounds in about... (29 replies)
... weigt loss and weight gain.My doctor sometimes makes me feel like a hypocondriact.But I have been told by 2 docs. that I have addison's and have been on prednisone for about 8 or 9 yrs.Please help me with info on this very hard to treat illness.The pain and headaches are so bad I take presc. medication for it. ... (14 replies)
Pigmentation
Aug 13, 2002
... Well hello all. I've had Addison's since 1984. I have been on hydrocortisone, prednisone and cortisone acetate. ... (8 replies)
... help!! i have known for years that i have addison's and i take prednisone. now i have been diagnosed with hep c. i feel awful and am having a hard time working. on the verge of being fired. help!! catherine (1 replies)
... I have enjoyed the recent discussion concerning Prednisone. It's a powerful medicine. However, although I've had Addison's since I was 18 (21 years now) I have always been taking Hydrocortisone instead. And of course Florinef (fludrocortisone). I am treated through the VA (Veterans Administration) and they often don't use the same meds as is commonly used in the commercial... (2 replies)




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