It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addison's Disease Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 7
2 in a Million HB User
Question Does your weight matter in cortisone dosing?

I had a pituitary tumor hemorrhage about 9 months ago. Didn't get started on hydrocortisone until 3 months later. Once on it I felt better than I had in 20 yrs. We've experimented with my dosage and times during the day taken. But my weight has also gone up and down a lot. Not so much because of the cortisone but because of severe nausea and throwing up until I got the correct diagnosis and was put on the cortisone. So, one of my questions is does what you weigh effect your dosage? If I weigh 220 lbs., would I take the same dosage as I would weighing 120 lbs - all other factors being the same? I don't know how much that matters, but it could explain why I feel better increasing the dose as my weight has gone up. I can eat now! But, I need to get to my healtiest weight. Anyway, thank you for your help. Still trying to figure all of this out.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-12-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central California
Posts: 1
Mommykoehn HB User
Re: Does your weight matter in cortisone dosing?

Hello, I know it's been a little while since you posted, but I'm new here and to Addison's. I started taking Cortef-30 mg daily (20 in am and 10 in pm).Then another endo moved my pm dose to 5 mg (better for chances at sleeping too). After swelling & vertigo, I'm now on 20 daily (15 in the am & 5 before 4 pm). My endo said that's because of my size (5-5 and 107 lbs). She said I might be able to reduce to 10-5 some day, as it's best to get by on as little as is really needed. Hope that helps!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
please help.. cortisone dosing luvthesun Addison's Disease 3 10-27-2011 07:00 AM
weight loss??? luvthesun Addison's Disease 0 03-28-2010 07:08 PM
hydrocortisone dosing lindsay79 Addison's Disease 3 01-19-2009 09:38 AM
Does anyone have secondary adrenal insufficiency? nopearce Addison's Disease 21 09-16-2008 12:45 PM
stress dosing advice kmatthew Addison's Disease 4 06-27-2008 07:42 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!