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... oh my this happened to me too! Meaning I got steroid shots, 3 in a row and just happended to have an ACTC stim test and my cortisol is gone! I have been on cortef for 3 months and waiting for next stim test in a couple weeks. I am about to scream I hate the cortisone. ... (13 replies)
... My son had secondary addisons disease, it took us two years to wean him off of cortef, you must tkae it very slow or you will become very sick. If you are on 20 mgs a day, reduce it to 18 mgs for three weeks, them 176mgs for 3 weeks ect. ... (13 replies)
... Today was supposed to be my first day of attempting to wean of 10 of my 30 mg of cortef. I recently weaned off florinef due to swelling and heirline fractured my left foot due to blacking out without warning. ... (2 replies)

... I think this is what is going to happen to me...or at least take the dose down. I currently take 20mg. in the morning... How long does it take for one to come off of the cortef? ... (13 replies)
... oh Rumpled...thank you so much for the info on weaning. My endro. had me try weaning last Oct.... ... (13 replies)
... Like me, who has no adrenals, you cannot wean off all steroids, however, there are times such as infections crisis, or surgery where you must increase dosages to compensate where the body cannot produce. ... (13 replies)
... I am going to two different ones. One endo told me he just knows. The other endo ran tests to make sure my adrenal and pituitary glands didn't have a tumor. I just lowered my hydrocortisone to 20 mg (10 mg in the morning, 5mg @ 12 noon, & 5 mg @ 4 pm. Next month we will change it from three times a day to twice a day. Then, he will do an ACTH test to see if I am producing... (7 replies)
... From what I've read if the ACTH stim test is repeated very soon after weaning off cortef it will come back positive again. ... (7 replies)
... As I reread what I wrote in the first post, it does not make much sense. Let me try again. I usually take 10mg in the morning at 6 I take 10 more at noon I take 10more at 5 Doctor told me that she does not want me to go too long without doses so she wants me to try and eliminate my noon dose, and back up my 5 oclock dose until around 4 to try and maintain my blood... (2 replies)
... thanks for the reply, are your telling me there is withdrawl from cortef? And if she gets mad and refuses to treat me cause I won't stay on it, do I just go down to 0? What are the side effects? This is really bumming me out; how can you stand being on the med? (13 replies)
... No matter what, weaning is not fun and causes muscle aches and you will not feel well. Work through that. Hydrate and make sure you have enough salt as well. ... (13 replies)
... Whatever the reason, when extra steriods are added to the body, it is always prudent to taper the dose off as the adrenals tend to get lazy. ... (13 replies)
... A natural body is highest in the morning, cuts to half in the afternoon and falls to near nothing at night.... so being cut off in the afternoon is making a weird cycle. ... (2 replies)
... Hello, Maybe in my post I didn't make myself clear, my son had secondary addison's disease, he was put on predisone-(daily dose of 30 milgrams or more daily) for a year and a half because he has severe asthma which they could not get under control, once they started to try to get him off of the predison, he became very ill, vomiting, low blood pressure and very tired, he... (13 replies)
... I thought that if a person has primary addison's caused by auto-immune, we are on permanent steroid replacement for the rest of your life. That's what my endo told me anyway, now am I understanding by these posts, that a person can be weaned off? Please clarify. Thanks. (13 replies)
... ack pain. She also had the ACTH stim test a few weeks after the injections and they diagnosed her with secondary AI and put her on cortef. Not wanting to stay on cortef the rest of her life, with her already severe osteprosis, she decided to get a second opinion from another endo. ... (21 replies)
... My son was diagnosed with secondary AI in March and put on cortef 20mg daily. ... (21 replies)
... Can a person have adrenal suppression from taking oral steriods or using asthma inhalers and recover after a time and be able to taper down off the cortef and eventually have a normal ACTH stim test? ... (7 replies)
... I was diagnosed with adrenal insuffiency about 20 mos. ago...have been on 20 mg. of cortef a day since then. I also have experienced severe hypoglycemia at times. ... (2 replies)
... He also said that in 4 months he may start weaning me from the cortef, if all goes well in the meantime. I'll have another ACTH test before I go see him. ... (13 replies)

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