Re: Any teenagers out there with Addison's?
Im 16 years old and am currently on hyrodcourtisone and fludrocourtisone for addisons. For the hydro i am taking 10mg when i wake up (pref early, i find if i take it later i get a headache and it takes longer to take effect), 2.5mg at 1pm, 2.5mg at 3pm, and 5mg at bedtime. Spreading it out has worked well for me, i used to get tired during the day until we added first the 3pm and then also the 1pm. For fludro I take 0.1mg when i wake up, and 0.05mg at bedtime. The hydro more affects energy levels so it is the one to worry about. As a teenager, we are growing constantly and hormones and changing which means we use alot more energy so dosages have to be increased because of this, and our energy needs often change during this period so do the dosages. It can take a long time to find the right levels and can often get it wrong - iv had both not enough and too much and its not a pleasant few months. Dont worry, it will all work out with patience. Mine did!