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   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
hwbags HB User
Axiron requires additional Hydrocortisone


This is a followup to a previous post. It is long and I appreciate you reading and replying
To review: I have had Addison's disease for 45 years and it has thankfully been very well controlled for almost that entire time.
Follwing major surgery my low tesosterone dropped to almost No testosterone.
The endocrinologist convinced me to try androgel and it helped my recovery.
I was able to comfortably survive on my 25-35 mg dose of hydrocortisone and I gradually gained strenth that I lost after 3 surgeries.
This took about a year. Following a trip to Alaska (where I felt young and vigorous even though I missed a few doses of Androgel)
I started to again have problems.
This was akin to the post surgical era without Androgel and I needed up to 60 mg of Hydrocortisone to feel just reasonable.

Becasue of pretty serious acne my endocrinologist switched me to Axiron and my problems wiith hydorocortisone continued.
The acne mostly went away. So it has been months now and I have given up Halcion/Zoloft and most Cafeine searching for a solution.
I suspected that these were contributing to the problems with Hydrocortisone.
I finally tried cutting my Axiron in half and I was able to get back to the more reasonable dosage of Hydrocrotisone.
Now again back at 60 mg I am back to suffering. It has helped a little to stagger two 30 mg Axiron doses by several hours. I read the product description ans suspected that the impulse in serum Testosterone is doing something to me.
A 70% increase in Serum testosterone in two hours after application. This is not exactly a time released medication.

If anybody has an explanation or even a theory for this increased Hydrocortsone requirement I would love to hear from you
Cutting my Axiron is half (to lower my hydrocortisone requirment) may be the only solution.
It is also undesireable since I defintily feel a difference at least when I am at the gym.
This observation is too bizarre but to be scientific I have to include it. The night before my blood was to be tested by the endocrinologist I had to fast overnight and planned to go in a state of Addison's defficiency. However to survive my gym workout before the blood test I ate a late night, hardy, and salty "fast food" meal, greatly deviating from my cave man diet which has very few carbs. Here's the problem: I was OK, at least when I had my blood tested and for most of that day. I need a long term solution that does not involve fast food.

Again Thanks in Advance

Last edited by Administrator; 11-18-2012 at 09:50 PM.

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Reply Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
hydrocortisone dosing lindsay79 Addison's Disease 3 01-19-2009 08:38 AM
Concern over hydrocortisone side effects and blood tests.... LilE1977 Addison's Disease 3 05-17-2008 06:07 AM
20mg hydrocortisone -- is this a low dose? mesmerize Addison's Disease 3 09-24-2007 09:22 AM
Switching from Cortef to generic hydrocortisone. MMK4 Addison's Disease 6 09-15-2007 06:04 PM
Prednisone Vs. Cortef (Hydrocortisone) AlwaysTired247 Addison's Disease 8 01-03-2007 10:08 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




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Dexamethasone
Estradiol
Florinef
  Hydrocortisone
Levoxyl
Potassium
Prednisone
Synthroid




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



luvthesun (7), pacerpilot (4), sid045 (3), lisB (2), ladybud (2), orion (2), WandaB (2), sandylake (2), chriswva (2), Zoe990 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:48 PM.



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!