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... This week I received my blood work results.... It's was diagnosed I have rheumatoid arthritis however the dr said he cannot put me on a low dose prednisone to help with the RA since my cortisol levels were so low! He is testing me for Addison's since I guess you can't take prednisone if you have Addison's! ... (0 replies)
... dl in my initial baseline reading. The doctor said that was enough to start treating me with prednisone at 7. ... (3 replies)
Addison's??
Jan 25, 2013
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Addison's??
Jan 25, 2013
... The one interesting thing is back in October I had a bad virus and was placed on antibiotics and prednisone for a week. I never felt so normal on the prednisone. My blood pressure and blood sugar stayed stable without even trying lol. ... (3 replies)
... The timing and dosage of your cortisol is VERY IMPORTANT. Some doctors will prescribe 5 mg of prednisone once daily. This is the prescription that I started with. The problem with a single dosage of prednisone is that it takes several hours for it to "kick in". ... (5 replies)
... m getting alot out of it,, Im the King of Natural healing now, My sucess from Supplements and walking a mile per day has been thru the Roof Trust me,, ive taken Prednisone for low adrenals My dr never uses the term Addisons Disease Ever Kinda kewl huh! ... (18 replies)
... Addison's is only diagnosed when cortisol is so low that it will no longer respond to other treatments. Other treatments include: Sleep, Rest, Stress Reduction, Diet Changes, Lifestyle Changes, Candida Treatment, Spiritual Wellness, Acupuncture, Alternative Therapy, Counseling, Etc. Addison's can be wrongfully diagnosed if you have experienced a traumatizing event that... (5 replies)
... e process of reducing and transitioning to prednisone, which atleast isn't quite as strong as dexamethasone. I'm wondering if anyone else takes dexamethasone or prednisone instead of hydrocortisone? ... (0 replies)
... fine without taking 5 mg at 8 pm like I did for 12 years. You have to do what works best for you, but what I do is very normal for an Addisonian. I used to take Prednisone for my morning dose because, like you say, it has a longer shelf life. That worked out fine for me. ... (3 replies)
... I am very sorry to hear all of this.. very sorry, and I am sorry that I'm not going to write much as I'm exhausted & not feeling well, but I couldn't just read this without writing a little something. YES, low cortisol can certainly turn into Addison's, and it sounds like her adrenals are insufficient/exhausted, and perhaps not producing any cortisol on their own. She was... (7 replies)
... I'm an American citizen, but I currently live in Ecuador. I have found an excellent doctor here who today mentioned that my regular dose of Dexamethazone could be causing some other side effects I'm fighting (edema, low bone density). He suggested changing to deflazacort. It's not available in the US, and my research tells me that's because of political and money issues,... (0 replies)
... Your doc was right about taking you off of Prednisone and switching you to Cortef. Prednisone can do so much damage to your body that it would give you nightmares. ... (17 replies)
Help asap
Mar 8, 2011
... The doctor put me on a 50 mg dose of prednisone for 5 days and told me to stop taking the HC for those 5 days. Since taking the prednisone it has helped the rash overall. It is just really odd. A nurse friend of mine mentioned that it could be an autoimmune response. ... (1 replies)
... I just wanted to say I went to my endo and she started weaning me off of the prednisone in Oct. She started weaning me off by 1mg every 2 weeks and this Tuesday I will be down to 1mg in the morning. She is a great endo. ... (8 replies)
Addisons Disease
Aug 23, 2010
... Yea ive had addisons since 2004, i was 79 pounds when they diagnosed me, then they put me on Hydrocortisone, i went clear up to 140 pounds, i never wieghed more than 100 my whole life! But heck i would rather be a little over wieght than be that sick ever agian! So then my endo put me on prednisone, and ive been on that for 5 years now, and i did better with my wieght being on... (4 replies)
Addisons Disease
Aug 1, 2010
... I have the same issues as you on prednisone. What is cortef exacty? Is it similar to prednisone & hydrocortisone? Wish I could offer advice, but I'm having same things happen with me. If u find anything to help u, I would be grateful if u could pass it along. I have had primary Addison's for 10 years. (4 replies)
... truation. It's horrible. I increase my prednisone during this time so that I'm not laying in bed in adrenal crisis mode, but I'm already on such a high dose of prednisone for Addison's and some other stresses in my body and I hate to always increase the steroids..... ... (0 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)
... e sure to address how often you crash to your MD. It sounds like you need a better dose coverage to me. Also, look into the different kids of steroid. I tried Prednisone and Cortef. I like both, but Cortef didn't last long enough for me. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you for the feedback i have other health issues besides the Addisons that's what is so scary. None of the steroids metabolize correctly with me. Prednisone has made me so depressed. I have had panic attacks, severe pain all kinds of side effects from these drugs. I dont know why my joints hurt so bad. ... (5 replies)


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