Re: taking all prednisone in the morning
The reason to take hydrocortisone is because it is like the cortisol made by a normal body. The max dose would be 30mg, equal to the prednisone you are taking. 15mg a.m, 10mg at noon & 5mg about 5pm would be a common way to take it.
Prednisone has to be converted in the liver so takes longer to act, but has a longer half life. Lasts longer. If you stay on the prednisone it would be good to have some hydrocortisone on hand for stress dosing as it works faster. I keep 1mg prednisone on hand to use for stress dosing a bad cold with inflamation involved. Prednisone has more anti-inflammatory benefits.
At the moment I take 22.5mg hydrocortisone. 5mg about 6am while still in bed, 5mg when I get up, 2.5mg. about 9am, 5mg at noon & 5mg at 5pm. I just did a trial of 10mg at 6am & that works too.
Many take it only twice or 3 times a day, but I much prefer the smaller, more often dosing. This can be hard for some one who is really busy.
How much Florinef do you take?