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... If you take too much hydrocortisone you will have difficulty getting to sleep as your levels will be too high. ... (2 replies)
... tend to lead to cateracts at a younger age, so long term, it is not a good thing. Too much is bad for you as well as too little. ... (2 replies)
... What are the symptoms of taking too much hydrocortisone? ... (2 replies)

... Your tissues have adapted to much much higher amounts and even normal amounts will not be enough and you could have adrenal insufficiency or adrenal crisis symptoms. ... (6 replies)
... I take 15mg, 5mg and 2.5mg and have been told it is on the high side. I am only on that much to suppress my ACTH. I know some docs go by weight but I am on the high side thanks to Cushing's. I have no adrenals. I take .1 florinef but will up to . ... (9 replies)
... Thank you! I was concerned that I was not taking enough cortef and that was causing my TSH to go up. ... (7 replies)
... Was diagnosed with adrenal insuffiency 2 years ago...also had major hyperglycemia... My endro...tested me and diagnosed me with the AI...started me on 20 mg. of cortef at 8 a.m. every day. I improved and all of my symptoms basically went away.. It was wonderful. ... (0 replies)
... It can happen. It depends on how much you take. You need to take enough that you replace what your body needs but not so much that you give yourself "exogenous Cushing's" syndrome. You can get every symptom of Cushing's by taking too much. ... (3 replies)
... something like that happen to me last month and its very scary. I actually think my husband was more frightened than I was. When I am feeling like I need extra cortef I take 5 mg, I am not sure how much I am supposed to take so I figured a half a pill would be ok. ... (2 replies)
... about 3 years ago. My docyotr says the same. I currently take 17.5 mg of cortef a day. But I am also taking florinef .1 mg and .5 every other day. ... (6 replies)
Cortef question
Oct 23, 2006
... Since starting cortef a month ago I have gained 4 pounds, all in my stomach, and my cheeks look puffy to me. ... (2 replies)
... Fractures may be a sign that you are taking too much cortef... steroids break down the bones. Really, you should get a DEXA scan as breaking bones fairly easily is a danger sign. ... (2 replies)
... it rapidly decreased when i started taking prednisone then began to go back up when i switched to cortef. ... (7 replies)
... dy about men on 45mg more prone to osteoporosis and therefore had a scan last year. My last point is... I'm at 45mg and do not have any of the symptoms of having too much cortisol. Not that I want to get there... just want the optimal level for me and for how my body is behaving right now. ... (9 replies)
... Many people do not have doctors that have much experience at first with Addisons. Or whatever the new words are. I have had it for 28 years. There are many ways to take the meds and many meds to take. ... (2 replies)
... We do have a great endocrinologist and if it weren’t for her my hubby would have been dead. That being said he is her only Addison’s patient. He did consult with two other endo’s and was not happy with their patient care. I have yet to find one that has ever even seen an Addison’s patient. Getting a written prescription for solu-cortef or solu-medrol will not be viable... (4 replies)
... we need as much information as we can get. ... (6 replies)
... First, find a good endocrinologist that can monitor him. I KNOW this is so much easier said than done as beleive me, I had to see tons of them. I have no adrenals so my situation can get critical fast. ... (4 replies)
Cortef dosing
May 15, 2007
... maryAnn, thanks for the info. I am doing much better on just one 50mg doase of preg. once a day instead of two. ... (24 replies)
... As far as the 40 mgs., as I understand it, Cortef doesn't stay in your system long. ... (9 replies)

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