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... I had pituitary surgery to remove an adenoma a month ago. Because my diagnosis was Cushing's disease, I was placed on Cortef to take until my adrenal glands wake up again. ... (6 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... mg, wow you must not have any adrenal functions at all. Thanks for the sound advice. I'm trying not to take too much cortef and I also have been thinking about getting a bracelet just in case something bad would happen. I'm seeing a good endo soon. ... (16 replies)
Cortef question
Oct 23, 2006
... Thanks Wanda, I am going to the doctor next Monday and you can be sure that I am going to tell him my dosage is too high. ... (2 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)
... I started on 30mg and thats when I gained the weight. I felt like that was too much for me though, and I lowered it to 20mg a day, and haven't gained a pound since! ... (8 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)
Cortef question
Oct 23, 2006
... You are showing signs of Cushings. Too much Cortef. Search to find more info. ... (2 replies)
... Since Cushing's disease means your adrenal glands are working overtime, I don't understand the need to "wake" them up? Cushings can be very hard to cure so if you are having symptoms still, I would ask your doctor what he thinks is going on. If he is thinking that your surgery would knock out your ATCH completely, that is unlikely without radiation treatment as well. (6 replies)
... Yes there are side affects of cortef and you named them all. ... (6 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)
... 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)
... Keep a detailed diary. Write down when you nap, when you feel fatigue and exhaustion. Write down what events you missed, how you felt during the ones you did attend and how your life is being affected. After several weeks, take the diary to your doctor and ask him if he would like to lead your life? There is nothing to lose by trying 30 mg/day. It won't kill you in a... (6 replies)
... mg is too much for anybody on a normal basis. ... (6 replies)
... anyone know sometimes i feel i have to much adrenalin and it brings on a pannick attack i can feel it in my bellie and my senses become to aware!! ... (6 replies)
... son's, aldosterone is low and I don't know how that would fit with your now LOW potassium but most primary Addisonians have to take Florinef in addition to their cortef to control their fluid balance and electrolytes. That may be something to look into if you haven't already. ... (1 replies)




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