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



Addison's Disease Message Board

  • Stress & Hydrocortisone Dose

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 05-26-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
    PunyDeb
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    PunyDeb's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Location: Colorado
    Posts: 43
    PunyDeb HB User
    Stress & Hydrocortisone Dose

    I haven't posted recently, because I've been in the bowels of Hades. My husband's cancer took a very bad turn suddenly, and he died on May 14th. I spent every minute, day and night, of the month before at his bedside.

    Once it was over, I realized what a mess I was physically as well as emotionally. I could barely move. We had just relocated to another state the end of March, so I don't have a new endocrinologist here. I called my old one, who told me the new rule of thumb is not to increase hydrocortisone during times of stress.

    I continued to feel horrible, so I treated myself as if I were physically ill instead, and--tada!--started to feel human again within about 48 hours at the increased dose. Physically anyway...

    I backed off to my normal dose the day after the funeral, and within two days started feeling bad again, so I bumped up the hydrocortisone again. ::sigh:: Guess I'd better find a local endocrinologist. Huh?

    Do any other Addisonians here have personal experience with the death of a spouse and the need for increased hydrocortisone?

    Thanks.

    Last edited by PunyDeb; 05-26-2005 at 10:53 AM. Reason: change

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 05-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
    tdot
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    tdot's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 221
    tdot HB User
    Re: Stress & Hydrocortisone Dose

    I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I've never been married (only 24!), so I haven't lost a husband, but have gone through emotional stress since being diagnosed with Addison's disease. I am very in tune with my body and can tell when I need a little more hydrocortisone. Normally I only take 10mg of Cortef per day, but if I feel fatigued, nauseous, or the tell-tale achy legs/lower back, I take an extra 5mg and it usually makes me feel much better. I also take an extra 5mg of Cortef on the first day of my period.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.
    __________________
    T.T.T.
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

     
    Old 05-29-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
    PunyDeb
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    PunyDeb's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2004
    Location: Colorado
    Posts: 43
    PunyDeb HB User
    Re: Stress & Hydrocortisone Dose

    Thank you. I have found the increased dose helps. My children and I are going to move home to Colorado soon. I'm going to wait to see a new endocrinologist after I get there, if at all possible.

    I appreciate your condolences. Thank you.
    __________________
    ~PunyDeb

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Help! Severe brain fog, lethargy, sleep & skin problems for a decade! Thyroid issues? Julius2009 Brain Tumors 83 01-25-2011 04:28 PM
    can you have Addisons & secondary adrenal insufficiency both? sleepymommy Addison's Disease 2 07-21-2009 11:50 PM
    20mg hydrocortisone -- is this a low dose? mesmerize Addison's Disease 3 09-24-2007 10:22 AM
    Switching from Cortef to generic hydrocortisone. MMK4 Addison's Disease 6 09-15-2007 07:04 PM
    Prednisone Vs. Hydrocortisone Justine1 Addison's Disease 6 10-17-2005 11:25 PM
    hair loss with dhea, hydrocortisone and armour thyroid? binks Hair Loss / Alopecia 16 01-04-2005 05:01 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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 08:42 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!