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... Does prednisone help raise cortisol levels? ... (8 replies)
... Did your doc start you on prednisone instead of hydrocortisone for a good reason? ... (6 replies)
... i just changed endo's and was just wandering if anyone out there has been told that it is allright to take 7.5 mg of prednisone in the morning versus 5.0 in the am and 2.5 in the pm. my new endo says it is allright to do this method. ... (6 replies)

... Nebraska Lady, The docs read in the text book that we should have 30mg a day. That is what they started me on....45 pounds later I learned from people on addisons forums that the max dose of 30mg might cause weight gain & a puffy face. My endo should have cut my dose when he saw how much I had gained. Anyway I tapered myself slowly by 2.5mg at a time with a couple weeks in... (5 replies)
... Afer being diagnosed with Addison's in May, 2004, had been taking a low dose of 2.5mg Prednisone along with Florinef, Synthroid, Prempro. ... (5 replies)
... l guess there are many of us in the same boat! l've been on Prednisone for 7 months, and have gained almost 10 lbs. ... (4 replies)
Feb 10, 2005
... Sorry I don't have any cortisol test results with me. But my doctor put me on 5 mg of prednisone. I will however, post my new cortisol test results when I find out. (2 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Addison's in May of 2004 during a classic crisis. Now my DR wants me to take 5mg of Prednisone on alternate days, giving the adrenal glands (which he says are naturally a "diurnal?" gland, a chance to rest. I am also taking .1 Fludrocort twice daily, 150mcg Levothyroxin, and PremPro Low. After reading these boards, I wonder if this every-other-day idea... (1 replies)
... I'm just very nervous about taking the Prednisone doesn't seem to make sense to take something not manufactured by the body to begin with plus its going thru my liver, which I'm not thrilled about. ... (6 replies)
... Hey all! I stopped taking Prednisone about two months ago (I took it for a little more than a month. I replaced it with Hydrocortisone which I stopped about two weeks later. Since then, my hair has been falling out and I've been much more fatigued than usual. Could the drugs actually make my Addison's worse?? Thank you nate (14 replies)
... tc. Initially I began to just take a little prednisone for my evening dose as I was waking up a lot in the middle of the night with symptoms of low steroid, and prednisone would enable me to sleep longer through the night. So long story short, I was not doing well at all on hydrocort. ... (0 replies)
Back Again
Jun 4, 2010
... Also my blood sugar has gone comepletely out of control. I'm around 180 pounds overweight, and despite being on Prednisone have managed to lose 50 pounds using a Swartzbein kind of a diet. ... (0 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)
DHEA and Addison's
May 24, 2004
... osts here, particulary by Chris in St. Louis and found them very helpful. I take DHEA, thyroid, and prednisone. There are times I have been able to get off the prednisone and just stay on the DHEA, but when my adrenals get overstressed I have to go back on the prednisone. ... (14 replies)
... an initial dose of 20mg prednisone. Over a six month course she gained 50lbs, but was able to wean herself off the prednisone completely. She was symptom free. ... (7 replies)
... ally frustrated with my endo. This is the third time I have gone to him and we are getting no where. First time I did all the lab work up for him but was on 12.5 prednisone in the morning with 7.5 in the afternoon. ... (8 replies)
... was because of the prednisone use.I am on prednisone for my breathing problems which has helped me out alot. I told him I COUDN'T GET OFF OF IT, but he insisted that I needed to. ... (6 replies)
... I started taking prednisone in Feb of 08 because my diaphram wasn't working due to muscular dystropy. In Oct of 08 I started having low blood pressures. ... (7 replies)
... I was using the hydrocortisone cream with the prednisone last week and I really did feel better. After about 4 days, MY CAT WENT HALF BALD. ... (4 replies)
... There is no blood test for prednisone that I am aware of. Prednisone will depress natural cortisol levels but it acts in place of that hormone. ... (16 replies)

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