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  1. Lost my way when I got A.D...
    ... diagnosed with Addison's Disease and what dosage of hydrocortisone are you taking out of curiosity?...

  2. licorice root for adrenals
    ... temporary patches and that eventually i will need to be on hydrocortisone . The extremely frustrating part is that my immune ... me to go to ER and get the blood work and get the hydrocortisone once and for all. I know my problems won't end then...
    ... temporary patches and that eventually i will need to be on hydrocortisone . The extremely frustrating part is that my immune ... me to go to ER and get the blood work and get the hydrocortisone once and for all. I know my problems won't end then...

  3. Is Florinet Usually Prescribed In AD
    ... migraines. My question is about my mother. She has been on hydrocortisone for almost 3 months after a positive ACTH stim test...

  4. Dexamethasone question
    ... . Are other types of steroids like prednisone or hydrocortisone any better or worse? I did finally get my dr. to...
    ... you are still adding on top of what you have. Hydrocortisone has a half life of 8-12 hours. It can be out of the...
    ... to call my dr. and ask to switch my prescription to hydrocortisone . And now that makes sense why I have sleeping and...
    ... working against me. Are they any bad side effects of hydrocortisone ? Thanks! Carol...
    ... I just wanted to let you know that your dose of hydrocortisone sounds about right, I take 20mg in the morning and...
    ... replies! I am going to see how my body takes the hydrocortisone and will see how I feel in the next week or so. I...

  5. Does anyone have secondary adrenal insufficiency?
    ... do to me one day now that I am at 20 mg of cortef ( hydrocortisone ). They were reducing it by 5 mg., but I would have...

  6. What is causing my night sweats
    ... have trouble sleeping at night even though I take my hydrocortisone at 4:00p.m. and take something to help me sleep, because...
    ... have trouble sleeping at night even though I take my hydrocortisone at 4:00p.m. and take something to help me sleep, because...

  7. Finally got cortisol results - Please help interpret
    ... secondary in nature. If primary. You will need to take hydrocortisone tablets. If secondary.. they will try and boost the...
    ... sleep. Nope! It was the cortisol. Man does a little hydrocortisone go a long way. Whee! Do not take it after 6 pm....

  8. hypothyroid with addisons?
    ... never have. the only medication i take is 22.5 of hydrocortisone . and vitamins....

  9. My lower left stomach hurts near my ovaries. Is this normal?
    ... also have gained 25 pounds since they started me on hydrocortisone . How do I get this under control? Do any of you...

  10. Addisonian Crisis when Pregnant...anyone else?
    ... is only part of it, you also need a steroid - like hydrocortisone ....
    ... I take 7 mg of hydrocortisone a day, too. Thanks though!...

  11. adrenal insufficiency and high blood pressure and heart rate
    ... but I don't know the details of the test. I am on hydrocortisone , etc. for my adrenal problem....

  12. On 5mg Cortef 4x daily, help with med scheduling please.
    ... me I need to start Cortisol support by taking 5 mg hydrocortisone 4xdaily. I was also told it will take some tweeking...

  13. Really worried about trembling body
    ... addisons disease just over a year ago. I take 20mg of hydrocortisone a day. My problem is that I am constantly shaking...
    ... addisons disease just over a year ago. I take 20mg of hydrocortisone a day. My problem is that I am constantly shaking...

  14. I am starting down the Adrenal insufficieny diagnosis road.. please help.
    ... So I get to start the art of balancing and popping hydrocortisone pills 4x a day tomorrow. I will be keeping up with...

  15. cushingoid or cushings syndrome
    ... 10mg of dexamethasone is equavalent to 266.67mg of hydrocortisone . I have no adrenals at all, and my daily replacement...

  16. Concerned about long term steroid usage
    ... basically keeps the body bathed in steroids way more than hydrocortisone which is shorter acting. 5mg pred is thankfully only ... 20mg hydrocortisone , and that is an average dose. Long story short, you ... an endo who will help you transition from pred to hydrocortisone which is easier on the bones. Don't get on dex - that...

  17. Help...Help...Please
    ... is the best doctor to do the stimulation test. Hydrocortisone will support the adrenals in time of stress. This...

  18. Should AM Cortisol Level be a lot higher than PM level?
    ... Bugsmom, Is your doctor an endocrinologist? 80 mg of hydrocortisone is a LOT. A normal dosage of hydrocortisone (Cortef...

  19. Daughter back to testing for Addisons, any advice?
    ... ask what meds you are taking? My doctor suggested hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone for me but I requested a second...

  20. Adrenal vs. Thyroid Management?
    ... adrenals (cortisol) are too low? I'm on a pretty high hydrocortisone replacement already (45mg/day), and although I don...
    ... can't really tell if I'm too low thyroid or too low hydrocortisone ... yes, the symptoms seem to overlap. I'm just looking...

  21. Advice needed please
    ... discussed this fact. She prescribed a maintenance dose of Hydrocortisone and Fludrocortisone for a month and said if that made...

  22. hisweetpea
    ... I was put on hydrocortisone 3 times dly and have been on it for a mth. now, after...
    ... with specifics, but I'll relate that when I was on hydrocortisone 35mg daily (25@AM,10@Noon) last summer and my Dr wanted...
    ... [QUOTE=hisweetpea;3270729]I was put on hydrocortisone 3 times dly and have been on it for a mth. now, after ... stimulation test? Thanks for your advice! How much hydrocortisone 3x daily? It does seem strange he would put you on ... hydrocortisone for a month and then expect a stimulation test to...
    ... [QUOTE=orion;3270859]How much hydrocortisone 3x daily? It does seem strange he would put you on ... hydrocortisone for a month and then expect a stimulation test to...
    ... At those high levels its no wonder you feel great; hydrocortisone is known to do that. But unfortunately there is a...
    ... adrenal response but it will be blunted due to taking hydrocortisone . I don't know what the correct interpretation of...

  23. diet?
    ... with AD have similar sugar control issues. i use hydrocortisone 3 times a day topically because my stomach lining...

  24. Do you think my dr. was right?
    ... you have the wrong diagnosis? Not everyone taking hydrocortisone gains weight; there are many variables....

  25. Newly Diagnosed - Need Help with Dosing
    ... I started this year with. My endo put me on 15 mg hydrocortisone in the AM, 10 mg hydrocortisone in the late afternoon...

  26. Hints for Maximizing Well Being with Addisons & Hashimotos
    ... specific suggestions to lessen symptoms. I currently take Hydrocortisone and Thyroid replacement only. Can I trouble repliers...

  27. Switching from Cortef to generic hydrocortisone.
    ... question. I asked my MD to change me from compounded hydrocortisone to generic (CVS) a couple of months ago, also because...
    ... of the cost my doctor said, I could try the generic hydrocortisone . I am now wondering if this was not a good decision ... stomach and been dizzy. In the morning I take 20mg hydrocortisone , .2mg Florinef and at dinner 10mg hydrocortisone. ... If you have switched from Cortef to hydrocortisone , have you had any problems? Did your dose have to...

  28. Need help w/ hydrocortisone (cortef) dosing for adrenal insufficiency/ addison's
    ... cortisol replacement? Anyone else have advice on hydrocortisone dosing schedules? I read some take: 10mg in the...

  29. I am new to addisons and know nothing about it when do meds help?
    ... they started me off on intramuscular injections of hydrocortisone , and the next day i started taking prednisone and...

  30. Plastic Surgery?
    ... Addison's four years ago. Since that time, with 30 mg of hydrocortisone per day, I've been pretty healthy. Before that, I...

  31. do you have Addison's & Hashimoto's
    ... prior to commencing thyroid supplements and ensure Hydrocortisone dosages are in the appropriate range for your needs...

  32. does taking cortisol lead to cushings
    ... are, you could effect your bones. Also, cortef and hydrocortisone effect your bones less than some of the other longer...

  33. Adrenal Fatigue??
    ... problems also. Will your naturopath RX you low-dose hydrocortisone to give you any relief? I won't go into my long health ... they also include other tests). I am taking 10mg hydrocortisone when I get up and another 5mg by noon. This is helping...
    ... ibromyalgia, since my symptoms have been relieved by taking hydrocortisone . Granted it hasn't helped completely, but some. ...

  34. I have recently been diagnosed with Addisons
    ... much worst. I am down to 96lbs. I just started taking hydrocortisone 15mg in the morning and 10mg at night.I threw up the...

  35. Night sweats or hand tremors?
    ... with the ACTH stimulation test. I've been on oral hydrocortisone for about a month and a half and I'm feeling MUCH...
    ... with the ACTH stimulation test. I've been on oral hydrocortisone for about a month and a half and I'm feeling MUCH...
    ... affects the adrenals themselves, no? I'm taking 15 mg hydrocortisone a day (10 mg upon waking, 5 mg at 4:00). My endocrinologis...
    ... affects the adrenals themselves, no? I'm taking 15 mg hydrocortisone a day (10 mg upon waking, 5 mg at 4:00). My endocrinologis...
    ... affects the adrenals themselves, no? I'm taking 15 mg hydrocortisone a day (10 mg upon waking, 5 mg at 4:00). My endocrinologis...

  36. Naomi
    ... problems and ended up having a big reaction to the hydrocortisone (was fine for the 1st few injections) but came out...

  37. Feeling Really Sick-help!
    ... dose. I am also taking a total of 22.5 mg mix of hydrocortisone and cortef per day. I tried raising my thyroid...
    ... dose. I am also taking a total of 22.5 mg mix of hydrocortisone and cortef per day. I tried raising my thyroid...
    ... with adrenal fatigue and the Dr. put me on 5mlgs. of hydrocortisone everyday and DHEA-PROG.. I thought I was feeling better...

  38. hydrocotisone not working ad insuff
    ... i don't know what to do. they are stopping the hydrocortisone and said it may have been caused by a short course...

  39. Doctor says recent studies say 20-30mg of cortef is too much.
    ... and neither he nor anyone knows the right dosage of hydrocortisone . Endocrinology is one of the most underfunded areas...
    ... the hospital for 5 days and they gave me 200mg of hydrocortisone per day. I felt more amazing than I ever remembered...

  40. adrenal insufficiency help!!!
    ... before i see my endo. the local er have given me iv hydrocortisone several times due to supposed drug reactions but they...

  41. Question for Hormone Man and Gettin Better or anyone else who takes cortef
    ... that feels. I assume your doctor has given you extra hydrocortisone in case you need to up your meds for high fever and...

  42. Flu or another problem?
    ... s but am still sick. Needed to go to the ER for a hydrocortisone shot after vomiting and diarrhea. How can I tell if...

  43. Addison's and Puberty
    ... years before puberty starts. Assuming he is taking hydrocortisone , he also will not make any DHEA. Perhaps this hormone...

  44. prednisone or hydrocortison? Help! I am soooo confused!!
    ... what ever is more natural so I am interested in the hydrocortisone , but I need the antiinflamatory also.... BUT now I ... fatigue. I called the pharmacy and was told that hydrocortisone comes in 5,10 &20 mg. tabs... but I recall reading...

  45. Test for cortisol??... which one is best?
    ... adrenal department (Cortef, compounded slow-release hydrocortisone , IsoCort, licorice extract) that gave more help than...

  46. secondary adrenal insufficency
    ... output due to longterm prednisolone use for asthma.on hydrocortisone replacement therapy 30 mgs daily split into 2 doses...

  47. Missing Something?
    ... half life 30 minutes) are you? If you are actually on Hydrocortisone , it may not be lasting long enough in your body. ...
    ... Thanks Hormoneman! Yes, Hydrocortisone , compounded. I knew it had a relatively short half...

  48. Serum ACTH query
    ... everything.... at least he is insisting I need IV hydrocortisone when I deliver but he does not seemed to be too clued...

  49. Addison's & Celiac's disease, together?
    ... told that none of the medicines i take for addison's ( hydrocortisone , fludrocortisone) do not contain gluten. the way i...

  50. ACTH test results and treatment ?
    ... now? In my opinion, your son should be tried on 30 Hydrocortisone for his AI (ask for serum acth to be done first) and...

  51. Adrenal Fatigue insomnia
    ... replace the deficiency. Cortisol is replaced using hydrocortisone (Cortef), prednisone or cortisone. Fludrocortisone...

  52. Former Cushing's, now addisonian state
    ... symptoms. Right after surgery I was placed on high hydrocortisone replacement (8mg dexamethasone) for three days and...

  53. Questions RE: SAI (long post)
    ... He actually wants me to go on a 2 weeks trial of hydrocortisone and if it helps, then he will do more testing. ...
    ... any insights? I just finished my 2 weeks trial of hydrocortisone . The dr. said I would notice improvement immediately...

  54. hc
    ... body. It is used along with other medications (e.g., hydrocortisone ) to treat low glucocorticoid levels caused by disease...

  55. Cortef
    ... taking Cortef, hear is some good info. What are hydrocortisone tablets? (Back to top) HYDROCORTISONE (Cortef® ... swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. Hydrocortisone is similar to natural steroid hormone produced by ... the adrenal gland. Hydrocortisone treats severe allergies, skin problems, asthma, arthritis ... , or many other conditions. Generic hydrocortisone tablets are available. What should my health care ... professional know before I take hydrocortisone ? (Back to top) They need to know if you have any ... active thyroid •an unusual or allergic reaction to hydrocortisone , corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or ... should I take this medicine? (Back to top) Take hydrocortisone tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription ... food to avoid stomach upset. If you are only taking hydrocortisone once a day, take it in the morning, which is the time ... medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking hydrocortisone except on your prescriber's advice. Contact your ... without advice. What drug(s) may interact with hydrocortisone ? (Back to top) •antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs ... medicines. What side effects may I notice from taking hydrocortisone ? (Back to top) Some side effects can be reduced ... upset stomach What should I watch for while taking hydrocortisone ? (Back to top) Visit your prescriber or health care ... prescriber's name and address. Do not suddenly stop taking hydrocortisone . You may need to gradually reduce the dose, so that ... be at an increased risk from infection while taking hydrocortisone . Tell your prescriber or health care professional ... properly. People who are taking certain dosages of hydrocortisone may need to avoid immunization with certain vaccines ... prescriber or health care professional that you are taking hydrocortisone before receiving any vaccine. If you are diabetic ... , hydrocortisone can affect your blood sugar. Check with your prescriber ... the dose of your diabetic medicine. If you take hydrocortisone tablets every day, you may need to watch your diet ... prescriber or health care professional that you are taking hydrocortisone , or have taken it within the last 12 months. Alcohol ... getting serious side effects while you are taking hydrocortisone . Avoid alcoholic drinks. Elderly patients have ... an increased risk of side effects from hydrocortisone . Hydrocortisone can interfere with certain lab...
    ... medicine, can increase risk of infection while taking hydrocortisone ....
    ... medicine, can increase risk of infection while taking hydrocortisone . Yeah, there are a lot of fun treats in store for...
    ... year after being diagnosed & stabilized. I prefer Hydrocortisone over Cortef, but many do very well on Cortef....
    ... year after being diagnosed & stabilized. I prefer Hydrocortisone over Cortef, but many do very well on Cortef. I...
    ... [QUOTE=WandaB;2747686] I prefer Hydrocortisone over Cortef, but many do very well on Cortef. ...
    ... replacement. The fillers are different in Cortef & Hydrocortisone . For some reason my body prefers Hydrocortisone....
    ... Hydrocortisone (also called Cortef® or Solu-Cortef®) is a man-made ... itching, asthma, and ACTH deficiency. So is Cortef a hydrocortisone or a steriod? :)...
    ... Hydrocortisone is the generic for Cortef & less expensive. They...
    ... I'm responding to the discussion about cortef and hydrocortisone for secondary AD. I take 0.1 mg.florineff every day...

  56. adrenal fatigue?? Pregnancy
    ... Isocort contains "roughly" the equiv. of 2.5 mg. of hydrocortisone per pellet, derived from glandulars. It contains...

  57. Results and ACTH stimulation
    ... him. I had the delivery and I was ok without any hydrocortisone or whatever they would have given me. Anyway, one...
    ... pregnancy. He also says that I will need to take hydrocortisone on delivery but he has told me to hold off for now...
    ... luck. My endo has said that I will need an IV of hydrocortisone for delivery, i'm dreading it slightly as when I ... up (complications with pregnancy) they gave me the hydrocortisone but by accident they gave me 12 injections too many...
    ... trying to get through it, they will be giving me hydrocortisone for delivery. Its been a bit of a nightmare as when...

  58. low cortisol
    ... higher if you medicated correctly. Have you tried Hydrocortisone instead of the Cortef. There are some of us who do...

  59. Feeling "low", getting puffy.
    ... I was using the hydrocortisone cream with the prednisone last week and I really did ... runny nose and sore throat) I added about a tsp of hydrocortisone cream (10mg) and a DHEA supplement and got my only ... someone has the time. 1) No more prednisone. The hydrocortisone cream has 10mg of hydrocortisone per 1 tsp. I’ll...

  60. Anyone here on Disability?
    ... Are you taking Florinef? You might consider taking Hydrocortisone instead of Cortef to see if your body likes it better...
    ... Are you taking Florinef? You might consider taking Hydrocortisone instead of Cortef to see if your body likes it better...
    ... Are you taking Florinef? You might consider taking Hydrocortisone instead of Cortef to see if your body likes it better...
    ... feeling better on 20mg versus 12.5mg, you could try Hydrocortisone to see if you feel better on it. Adrenal problems...
    ... feeling better on 20mg versus 12.5mg, you could try Hydrocortisone to see if you feel better on it. Adrenal problems...

  61. Is this what it's going to be like from now on??
    ... wanted a nap so much. On a hunch I rubbed a ton of hydrocortisone cream (about a tsp) on my arms. By 4, I felt fine...
    ... off with treatment for addisons. If you were taking Hydrocortisone you would get a faster cortisol response. I already...

  62. Prednisone Vs. Cortef (Hydrocortisone)
    ... has a long half life (lasts longer) than Cortef or Hydrocortisone (generic for Cortef). Many take Prednisone as a replacemen ... longer before it is available for the body to use. Hydrocortisone is like what a normal body makes. Cortef & Hydrocortisone...
    ... insufficiency. Actually the one I prefer, but I use hydrocortisone as it is like what a normal body produces. Prednisone...

  63. Desperate words of a desperate man
    ... Your salt cravings means you need at least more Hydrocortisone or perhaps Florinef also. You get some of the benefits ... of Florinef from the Hydrocortisone . What are your sodium & potassium levels? Has ... diarrhea & insomnia are signs of not enough cortisol ( Hydrocortisone ). Many take 2.5mg just before going to bed to enable ... which is our purpose. My opinion is you need more Hydrocortisone if there is no hope of your adrenals ever working...
    ... Your salt cravings means you need at least more Hydrocortisone or perhaps Florinef also. You get some of the benefits ... of Florinef from the Hydrocortisone . What are your sodium & potassium levels? Has ... diarrhea & insomnia are signs of not enough cortisol ( Hydrocortisone ). Many take 2.5mg just before going to bed to enable ... which is our purpose. My opinion is you need more Hydrocortisone if there is no hope of your adrenals ever working...
    ... trails dirt bike riding. She takes about 2.5mg extra Hydrocortisone every hour or so of running to attempt to replace...
    ... trails dirt bike riding. She takes about 2.5mg extra Hydrocortisone every hour or so of running to attempt to replace...
    ... estosterone replacement. I also requested scripts for both hydrocortisone & prednisone. I was questioned, but got it. I told...
    ... estosterone replacement. I also requested scripts for both hydrocortisone & prednisone. I was questioned, but got it. I told...
    ... bed. I take my thyroid med about 5am, first 5mg Hydrocortisone around 6am & go back to sleep. Another 5mg when I...

  64. Mr Matthew
    ... for the last three years i have been taking hydrocortisone for my adrenal insufficiency problem,found out about ... on your body,does anybody know of an alternative to hydrocortisone .Please let me know...
    ... cortisol that is like what a normal person produces is Hydrocortisone . If you take as little as possible, avoiding symptoms...

  65. switching from prednizone to hydrocortizone
    ... Florinef. You are getting a bit of it now from the Hydrocortisone . Are you adding salt to your food? We need to. ... have easily switched back & forth several times from Hydrocortisone to prednisone. Since you were taking the max dose ... you feel good. You are also taking the max dose of Hydrocortisone , but it doesn't last as long so splitting it helps...
    ... gain more weight. Since you are on the max dose of hydrocortisone this can already cause weight gain. You need to figure...

  66. taking all prednisone in the morning
    ... Florinef? Did your doc start you on prednisone instead of hydrocortisone for a good reason? Sorry if these are repeat questions...
    ... have to take it less often but he would prescribe hydrocortisone if i wanted. i do not know enough about the difference ... between prednisone and hydrocortisone to make a good choice. would appreciate any input...
    ... The reason to take hydrocortisone is because it is like the cortisol made by a normal ... stay on the prednisone it would be good to have some hydrocortisone on hand for stress dosing as it works faster. I keep ... inflammatory benefits. At the moment I take 22.5mg hydrocortisone . 5mg about 6am while still in bed, 5mg when I get...

  67. Help Wanda Wisdom Needed!!!!!!!
    ... feeling tired or ill, I would reguest a change to Hydrocortisone to see if I felt better on it. Your doc would probably...

  68. How do you know when to increase meds?
    ... replacement. Have you told your doctor to switch you to Hydrocortisone to see if you feel better on it? Are you splitting...
    ... when I increase my cortef. I forgot to mention the hydrocortisone when I went to the endo, but I have been feeling better...

  69. WandaB...question about labs
    ... laws can tell when I have over done it & need some hydrocortisone . Print the ACTH stim procedure & electrolyte tests...

  70. Hello I am new here!
    ... Disease, and Hashimotos! Well I got on 3 medications Hydrocortisone 20mg Fludrocortisone 0.1mg Synthroid ( which I no...
    ... What is your TSH level? How do you split your 20mg Hydrocortisone . What time of day & how much for each dose?...
    ... were normal, I donot know what they are!!! And my hydrocortisone gets split like this... 3/4 tablet in the morning...

  71. Adrenal Insufficiency and Meds Adjustment
    ... you feel you are just not doing well you could try Hydrocortisone , the generic for Cortef. The Hydrocortisone works...
    ... days. Trying to stay at the same dose as when on Hydrocortisone . My endo started me on the max dose when I was...

  72. Adrenal Fatigue (Success stories w/ Cortef)
    ... Cortef in which case you could switch to it's generic Hydrocortisone . Just ask your doc to switch you. Not a big deal...
    ... replies. Is there much of a difference between hydrocortisone and cortef? Is one better than the other? Thanks...
    ... Cortef in which case you could switch to it's generic Hydrocortisone . Just ask your doc to switch you. Not a big deal...
    ... alwaystired, The fillers are different in Hydrocortisone & Cortef. One is not better than the other. It is ... matter of which one you do better on. I do best on Hydrocortisone or Prednisone, but know of many who take Cortef &...

  73. New tests results Question
    ... Endocrinologist. He has started him on Thyroid medicine and Hydrocortisone . These tests were done before he was started on the...
    ... that he has adrenal insuffficiency and started him on Hydrocortisone and Levothroxine. I looked up arenal insufficiency...

  74. Will this ever end??????
    ... pretty serious and you may need more than just some hydrocortisone pills. I would have a complete hormone profile done...
    ... pretty serious and you may need more than just some hydrocortisone pills. I would have a complete hormone profile done...

  75. Husband with possible Addison's or Cushing
    ... pituitary brain tumor and his new Endo has started him on Hydrocortisone . He was told to get a MedicAlert bracelet identifing...
    ... symptoms are exactly the same, and so is the treatment -- hydrocortisone . Sounds like that's what he has. Is he going to get...


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