Re: prednisone instead of HC
hi I have secondary Addison's and take 10 mg of hydrocortisone at 10 am and 5 mg at 1 pm (had to beg for that dose, it was just doubled). Prior to this dosage I was feeling very very bad, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea/consitapation (nausea 6 out of 7 days). In bed constantly but yet no sleep at night, waking at 3 or 4 am wide awake (levels must be up then).
When I wake up in the am I am so groggy it takes me 3 hours or so to get going and I'm still not awake. Back when I begged for more meds she said my #'s were normal. can't count on those!
Now I'm wondering if I need more. I am still nauseous 4-7 days a week but still no energy whatsoever but the dizziness is gone. I have also gone gluten free.
so did you make the switch I would love to know if you did and if it helped. I am supposed to take the train to see my son at T-giving and would love to feel halfway decent.
btw, everyone knows that on these drugs were are more subseptical (SP?) to osteo, right? I now have severe osteo in my shoulder and had to have surgery and am in osteopenia and am receiving Prolia shots twice a year. Cathy