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  1. Missed dosage
    ... I missed my morning dosage of Cortef & Florinef today for the first time in a year and a half since ... dose or take it when you think of it? What about the Florinef ? I know the Cortef we will get our afternoon dosage ... but the Florinef we only take once. I did call my doctor and only...
    ... daily dose. It shouldnt matter with the Cortef but the Florinef just take once a day. A good idea is to keep some...

  2. Taking Cortef and Levothyroxine
    ... of day? I currently take my Cortef, Levothyroxine, Florinef and Clarinex at 5:45 AM. I am wondering if that affects...
    ... of day? I currently take my Cortef, Levothyroxine, Florinef and Clarinex at 5:45 AM. I am wondering if that affects...

  3. long term treatment for Addison's - medication
    ... other opinions besides the doctor's. i also take florinef . p.s. For anyone who is interested, the only side...
    ... mentioned this yet, so i will bring it up. do you take florinef in addition to all that salt? sometimes i still crave...
    ... Reemu, I don't take Florinef . I tried it for a few days, but it made me quite...
    ... medication but me eating too much. I am also taking Florinef and DHEA. With the combination of the three I am...

  4. AF, first day on cortef - help!
    ... I am now on thirty mg of cortef and .1 of florinef , along with the collection of my thyroid meds. I take ... just not from working out. I am hoping it is not my Florinef . I plan to give it until Monday, and then I suppose...

  5. Toprol
    ... headaches. She is on 25mg once a day and also takes florinef . Are these normal side effects? I called her cardiologist...

  6. Not Addisons.. My 19 yr. old has POTS
    ... I have Pots and I take Florinef , Proamatine and a beta blocker for it. I'm still very...

  7. Generic Cortef
    ... pill I had before and is not much bigger than the Florinef one. Also it is difficult cutting them in half so...

  8. Adrenal Fatigue??
    ... helps stem those cravings. I am also taking 0.2mg Florinef and that's taken my AM BP way up to a 108/78 average ... on 40mg cortef (25/10/5), 120mg pregnenolone, 0.2mg florinef and a 2 sprays of sublingual DHEA (we started out...
    ... had many, many "gray-outs" per day until my MD added florinef to my regular meds. Now they're pretty rare, about ... dizzy, usually not a spinning or vertigo dizzy.) The florinef only took me up about 10 points on my BP and put some...
    ... if your BP is high, do not do this. For me it took florinef (generic = fludrocortisone) to finally lick the blackouts...

  9. Anyone taking DHEA or know about it?
    ... Thanks for the info. I have been on Cortef and Florinef since Feb. I am not certain what I would achieve ... I feel fine now with the addition of Cortef and Florinef after my Addison's diagnosis. The Dr. did tell me...

  10. I have recently been diagnosed with Addisons
    ... remember that I forgot my broth. Some people take Florinef to help with the sodium absorbtion. Has your endo...
    ... remember that I forgot my broth. Some people take Florinef to help with the sodium absorbtion. Has your endo...
    ... with the endo to see if this is ok. She just uped my florinef to .1 daily due to some test results also. Crazy...
    ... testing done and that is why she had to increase my florinef . I am still learning about this disease, thank goodness...
    ... morning and 15 mg in the afternoon. I also take .1 of florinef daily. I am also on synthroid. I take evista because...
    ... ribs just rolling over in bed. I am on Cortef and florinef but still sterioids to worry about. I also take levothyrox ... What meds have you been on? Cortef or Prednisone? Florinef ? Florinef is very important if you have low BP and...

  11. Night sweats or hand tremors?
    ... Over time it has gone away. Are you taking cortef or florinef and at what dosage?...

  12. test for sodium and pottasium
    ... primary, you should perhaps also be on fludrocortisone ( Florinef ). Salt cravings, Na/K imbalance, low blood pressure ... 4 which point to primary AI and possible need for Florinef to support that issue. This sounds like what your...

  13. Feeling Really Sick-help!
    ... before my Addison's diagnosis. Maybe you need some Florinef (sp) to help you keep up your BP. Those feelings...

  14. tOO MANY YRS. OF PAIN MEDS?cause adrenal fatigue?
    ... need, so we crave the salt. Some endo's prescribe Florinef to help reabsorb the sodium. But it seems that they ... low side of normal, so my endo hasn't even mentioned Florinef . But I feel better if I start the day with a cup...

  15. anyone lost bowel control with addisons
    ... water' for long when on the dosages of prednisone and florinef that the docs first put me on........then I quit 4 ... finally have gone with ONE 5MG prednisone and ONE 0.1 florinef daily in the am.....nothing after that. I instantly...

  16. Blood Test Question
    ... with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia they put me on Florinef and I gained it all back and more. However I'm still ... more to it. I really think if it hadn't been for the Florinef though, I would've kept losing but I think it confuses...
    ... with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia they put me on Florinef and I gained it all back and more. However I'm still ... more to it. I really think if it hadn't been for the Florinef though, I would've kept losing but I think it confuses...

  17. Sick for 2 years...please help!
    ... POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia). He gave me Florinef , Proamatine, and a beta blocker. This has kept me ... the worst of it. Of course, without my Proamatine & Florinef & beta blocker, my blood pressure is extremely low...

  18. cortef dosing
    ... different brands. I am also going to ask my dr. about florinef , I have dhea at home but haven't taken it yet. Good...

  19. Anyone have any idea as to what is going on?
    ... off, sodium and potassium? Has the doctor mentioned Florinef to you? It is another medication which is often times...
    ... supplements either. I was actually going to mention florinef to my dr. on my next visit, I am so tired of feeling...

  20. Doctor says recent studies say 20-30mg of cortef is too much.
    ... take 17.5 mg of cortef a day. But I am also taking florinef .1 mg and .5 every other day. (fluodricortisone) Do...
    ... malabsorbing right now, so my 45mg/day (plus 0.2mg Florinef ) is barely getting me by. Not feeling good even there...

  21. why is endo. testing sodium & potassium??
    ... Most people with primary Addisons need to be on Florinef as well as the Prednisone/Cortisone for this very...

  22. cortef not helping...
    ... cortef and they slowly moved it up and I take the florinef with synthroid to boot. I don't know if anyone else...
    ... sonyamom "I take the florinef with synthroid to boot." I am in the same boat ... really sure how it works for me. Synthroid: 125 mg Florinef : 1. mg ktp812: I am just wondering ifyour endo...

  23. New to this board. Have ?'s
    ... Endocrinologist said it was cardiology related. Put me on Florinef & increased Synthyroid from 88 to 112. We then moved...

  24. Question for Hormone Man and Gettin Better or anyone else who takes cortef
    ... and 25 mg of Aldoctone, 20 mg of Cortef, and .1 of Florinef . To make a long story short, I could not get out of...

  25. Flu or another problem?
    ... best advice is to see if your dosage of cortef and florinef are right. I also learned on this board that sometimes...

  26. Missing Something?
    ... Thyroid forum. Are you taking salt water with the florinef ? If not, you need to do that, then you would need ... less of the florinef . Anyone I've seen taking more than 150 mcg was not...
    ... I'll visit. I'm not taking salt water with the Florinef , but my salt cravings have diminished. I still salt ... Question - just drink salty water? Before taking Florinef , I would mix a little lemon juice and stevia into...

  27. ACTH test results and treatment ?
    ... symptoms, then I think is not a good idea to treat with florinef , but salt wouldn't hurt if that is tried. I recommend...

  28. Heart Palpitations
    ... Disease and Hashimoto. I take Cortef, Synthroid and Florinef . I get heart palpitations from time to time. Sometimes...
    ... Are you taking sea salt with the florinef? Florinef is only half the potency of human aldosterone so you...

  29. AD / Pregnancy
    ... It took about 7 months. Prior to being on cortef, florinef & synthroid, I never even came close to having a regular...

  30. Adrenal Fatigue insomnia
    ... Cortef), prednisone or cortisone. Fludrocortisone ( Florinef ) replaces aldosterone, which controls your body's...

  31. Help for my daughter
    ... morning, 1 at lunch, and a 1/2 at supper) and 1 pill of florinef in the morning. I remember I had to drink barium...

  32. hc
    ... there people on here that are on hc without being on florinef ? Because that would be me. But I have been looking...
    ... People with secondary addisons usually don't need Florinef . There are some who do. I don't know which one you ... your sodium is low & potassium is high you would need Florinef to correct that. Salt cravings are a pretty sure...
    ... working. So I am gonna call Monday to see if I need Florinef ....

  33. Cortef
    ... the glands to recover function. You mention being on florinef , this is uncommon in secondary, but the need does...

  34. low cortisol
    ... taking the prednisone).125mg levothroid, and .1mg of florinef ...and now paxil for anxiety. I am gatting fat, tired...
    ... is your blood pressure? You may not need the whole Florinef tablet. Ask your doc. They had me taking a whole ... Florinef for a long time & changed it to 1/2 a tablet. ... you are gaining weight I would be suspicious of the Florinef . Is your appetite too good? Are you eating too many...
    ... is your blood pressure? You may not need the whole Florinef tablet. Ask your doc. They had me taking a whole ... Florinef for a long time & changed it to 1/2 a tablet. ... you are gaining weight I would be suspicious of the Florinef . Is your appetite too good? Are you eating too many ... know about? I have always taken a whole tablet of florinef and sometimes more in the summer....I quit on the...
    ... Since your BP is low you need the Florinef . Although it might be higher if you medicated correctly...

  35. Anyone here on Disability?
    ... splitting your dose into 3 times daily? Are you taking Florinef ? You might consider taking Hydrocortisone instead...
    ... splitting your dose into 3 times daily? Are you taking Florinef ? You might consider taking Hydrocortisone instead...
    ... splitting your dose into 3 times daily? Are you taking Florinef ? You might consider taking Hydrocortisone instead...

  36. LSeagraves....weight
    ... My endo started me on the max dose & a whole tab of Florinef . I gained about 40 pounds in no time. Sad thing...

  37. Is this what it's going to be like from now on??
    ... Knowing this would help to determine if you need Florinef . Has your renin been checked to see if you need it...

  38. Question
    ... in October and am taking 30 mg of Cortef and .1 of Florinef . My question is did the emotional and physical bad...
    ... more water. I have not been doing enough water. The florinef has regulated my blood pressure trememdously. I am...

  39. Condused about adsions and Cortef
    ... to 21.2 with cortisol. I take 30mg of cortef .1 of florinef along with a couple of thyroid medications. I am ... trusting that all will be ok. The Cortef and the Florinef really help me too. It is just very slow. I wish...
    ... pitituary as suspected. I take 30mg of cortef and .1 of florinef for these numbers and I am better just not today....

  40. Happy New Year Wanda!!
    ... if I could take one less cortef and maybe skip the florinef and see if that would take down the swelling. I was ... dizzy, so I went ahead and took the usual .1 dose of Florinef and left off the dose of cortef and took 20 today...
    ... parts of your meds. Except for "maybe" cutting the Florinef , but not skip it all together. I talk to so many ... to cut. If I were you I would take only 1/2 a Florinef & see how it goes. If you get dizzy you need the...
    ... body was not either. I take 30mg of Cortef and .1 of Florinef each day and I cut it by 10. I could really feel ... the no Florinef , I have not been dizzy in about 5 weeks, and it was ... it went away in about 1 hour. I thought of the 1/2 florinef and decided against it when I was so dizzy. I think...

  41. Desperate words of a desperate man
    ... means you need at least more Hydrocortisone or perhaps Florinef also. You get some of the benefits of Florinef from...
    ... means you need at least more Hydrocortisone or perhaps Florinef also. You get some of the benefits of Florinef from...
    ... With primary addisons I have to take 1/2 tab of Florinef to help me retain water, keep the salt level up &...
    ... With primary addisons I have to take 1/2 tab of Florinef to help me retain water, keep the salt level up &...

  42. switching from prednizone to hydrocortizone
    ... John, Are you primary or secondary? Do you take Florinef ? Low sodium is a sign of needing Florinef. You are...
    ... will let you know what he says about taking more florinef (i presently take .1mg)...
    ... would need bloodwork done to see if you need more Florinef . Your sodium would need to be low & your potassium ... food. How is your blood pressure? Adding more Florinef could also cause you to gain more weight. Since you...

  43. Guess What Wanda
    ... should have mentioned that you are probably on too much Florinef since you swelled so much with your increase. I was ... started on a full tablet & now take 1/2. The full tab of Florinef plus the max dose of replacement really caused weight...
    ... have to wait until she returns to tell her about the florinef , she will not be back until jan3. I am scared to mess ... it has taken a long time. Do you think lowering the florinef will hurt that??????????...
    ... Were you put on Florinef when first diagnosed? You are retaining water...so...
    ... I was put on the florinef about two weeks after the cortisol problem was found...
    ... levels? That will determine if you are on too much Florinef along with the swelling. I have heard eating often ... should go away unless you are on too much Cortef & Florinef ....
    ... If these levels were before you even started the Florinef you really need to have the sodium & potassium checked ... again now to see if you should reduce the amount. Florinef increases salt & decreases potassium. With your level ... the doc checked your renin level before starting the Florinef . Congrats on the weight loss!! :)...
    ... I went back and looked at the date. I started Florinef the day the labs were drawn on the 18th, which means ... been on 20mg of Cortef for about 2 weeks. They added Florinef the day those labs were given, and a week later symptoms...
    ... are stable you can take less of both the Cortef & Florinef . Real important for you to keep an eye on your lab...

  44. I don't feel well.
    ... prednisone in the pm. And if I should try upping my florinef . I'm concerned about weight gain though. Of course...
    ... was me last week. Be very cautious when upping your florinef . Talk to your doctor because it causes lots of swelling ... medication first, wait an hour, take the cortef and the florinef , don't take more than one thing at a time. I was doing...
    ... was me last week. Be very cautious when upping your florinef . Talk to your doctor because it causes lots of swelling ... medication first, wait an hour, take the cortef and the florinef , don't take more than one thing at a time. I hope ... rest I take in the morning. I am on 1/2mg of Florinef . I found something else interesting about that, however...

  45. Question about swelling in the hands
    ... If you take florinef with your cortef please check with your doctor and ... reported it to the doctor they adjusted the dose of florinef . They told me that was the way to determine the amount ... of florinef I needed....
    ... check your levels before making any changes. Too much Florinef can cause swelling, but the amount you need is determined ... by your sodium & potassium levels. Florinef increases sodium level & decreases potassium. I ... me taking too much cortisol replacement & too much Florinef ....

  46. new member
    ... hydrocorison, 1 morning and 1/2 at night, i am also taking florinef 0.1mg in the moring. since the surgery my magnesium...

  47. taking all prednisone in the morning
    ... you have primary or secondary addisons? Do you take Florinef ? Did your doc start you on prednisone instead of hydrocorti...
    ... hard for some one who is really busy. How much Florinef do you take?...

  48. Help Wanda Wisdom Needed!!!!!!!
    ... adrenal problems too. I am on 30mg of Cortef .1 of Florinef , and .75 of Synthroid, .5 of cytomel and .5 of dostinex...

  49. How do you know when to increase meds?
    ... Jen, Are you taking Florinef ? Being dizzy & having low BP is a sign of needing ... it. Florinef "cannot" be increased or decreased at will like some...
    ... more when I feel dizzy, is that bad to do? What is florinef ? I am going to try splitting the dose, I think...
    ... Are you seeing an endo? He/she has to know about Florinef . Controls BP, sodium & potassium. Check your renin...
    ... exact numbers, but I am thinking he doesn't have me on florinef because the numbers are ok? Everytime I have bloodwork...
    ... cracker to eat with it. You really need to get some Florinef & start with 1/2 a pill & see how you feel. If it...
    ... so good! I will definetely ask my dr. about the florinef . Thanks again for everything, I would be so lost...

  50. Hello I am new here!
    ... hypopituitarism for three years. I take Cortef, but not Florinef . I also take Synthroid and human growth hormone for...

  51. Adrenal Insufficiency and Meds Adjustment
    ... doses are: Predisone: .5 am Cortef: 7.5/5/2.5 Florinef : .5 am I usually take the first around 8am when...
    ... to make it easier on your stomach. I also take one florinef a day. Good luck!:)...

  52. Question for Wanda or anyone else with information on Autoimmune Antibody Test
    ... later? I am currently taking 30 mg of cortef, .1 of florinef along with 75 mcg or Synthorid and .5 mcg of Cytomel...
    ... feels she is taking care of that with the cortef and florinef which is now maintaining my blood pressure. Who do...
    ... that an additional 10mg needed to be added along with Florinef , and since then I have greatly improved. It took...

  53. Will this ever end??????
    ... medication. They have told me no more cortef and no more florinef . I am on 30 of cortef and .1 of florinef. The side...
    ... medication. They have told me no more cortef and no more florinef . I am on 30 of cortef and .1 of florinef. The side...

  54. QUESTION: Can someone explain the different types of Addison's Disease?
    ... cortisol replacement & primary is also treated with florinef . Some with secondary addisons eventually need florinef...

  55. I am a mess, and I am new here.
    ... cortisol levels came back deficient, they added .1 of florinef which really helped for 2 days and then it stopped...
    ... ten mg 3 times a day. I take Synthorid cortef and florinef .1 in the morning, another 10 of cortef at lunch,...
    ... well on Cortef. Ask your doc if you need more Florinef since you are dizzy when you stand. Keep after your...
    ... They refused to add more of the Florinef when I suggested that. They claim I am on the maximum ... dose and that I will swell if they add more of the Florinef . I saw the neurology guy today and he is going...

  56. Addisons and anxiety
    ... I take Florinef and synthroyd and prednisone, I was on another sterroid...

  57. How is ya'll's sleep?
    ... diagnosed in Jan 1998. I take 25mg Hydrocortisone & 1 Florinef daily. Will proabably take 22.5mg this winter. Also ... addisons. Eating tons of salt is a sign of needing Florinef . That much salt is probably hard on the stomach ... salt just makes us feel better. We have to take Florinef to keep our potassium level down & salt level up....

  58. Addison's and Pregnancy
    ... for 10 weeks. Even with the 30 mg of cortef, .2 of florinef and 8mg of Zofran (for nausa). I'm still not great...

  59. Addisons and frequent urination
    ... Vicki, Please tell us how much prednisone & florinef your son takes. It could be helpful to stop drinking...

  60. Looking for help
    ... Talk to your doctor about trying Florinef . Actually "INSIST" on it no matter what he says. ... secondary, dehydration is a big sign of needing the Florinef . Start with 1/4 a pill each day for a week, then ... guess you could taper your prednisone after being on Florinef for a bit. You could try splitting your 10mg prednisone ... I am pretty sure you would feel better on a bit of Florinef & less prednisone. Anyway worth a try. If you ... instead of prednisone you would get a bit of what Florinef has in it also. The 100mg solumedrol you got in ... every day to stay hydrated even though I take 1/2 a Florinef daily. Does your friend know you have a life long...
    ... that and the cloudy feelings...Also...I am taking florinef and 20 of prednisone daily along with thyroid meds...

  61. trying to get active again
    ... fernan1, Here's her reply. Do you take Florinef ? "yep, I do heat up fast and hot during exercise ... exceptionally hard for me to run in the heat. I upped my Florinef from .025 to .05 and that seems to be helping. I...

  62. I am 21 years old and have had POTS for about 3 years
    ... to IV therapy in 3 weeks! I am taking midodrine, florinef , and chlonidine. I just want to talk to people to...
    ... using Xanax and my primary care doctor is suggesting florinef and high salt and possibly zoloft. Any thoughts on ... this? Anyone using Florinef ? I'd like to find out more about this. Thanks....
    ... and heart rate are stable because of my Proamatine & Florinef , I still feel sick. I feel exhausted and out of it...
    ... just started seeing a Dr. who treats POTS. I am on florinef and Toporal. Now I have been haveing symptoms since...
    ... again upon standing. The electrocadiologists put me on Florinef to slow my heart rate and raise my blood pressure ... out asking my doctors I gradually stopped taking my florinef (not recomended)and a moth after my blood pressure...

  63. Looking for a Support Group On Long Island NY
    ... then reduce to lowest dose possible. Is she taking Florinef ? If so she should not restrict sodium, but add it...
    ... then reduce to lowest dose possible. Is she taking Florinef ? If so she should not restrict sodium, but add it ... on 2 meds Hydrocortisone as Cortef 10 mg PO BID and Florinef 0.1 mg a day. I got the kit already. They NADF ( National...
    ... find what works best. She may find later that 1 Florinef is too much. Watch for weight gain & high blood pressure...

  64. stress dosing
    ... Robin, Are you taking Florinef ? Wanda...

  65. early addisons? early pigmintation signs?
    ... second endo to try and agin, this time with 100 ug of florinef and everything went great. This lasted about seven ... BP would drop to 100s/60s (while taking 100 ug of florinef ) or even lower sometimes with waves of nause and lightheade ... went away within 15 minutes. Now I am on 100ug of florinef and about 1,5 mg of prednisone every day. I still...

  66. addison's and prostate cancer
    ... was diagnosed. I am on cortisone 25 mg a day and 1 florinef pill. You probably need to take more pills when your...

  67. Shakey
    ... right now for the last week or so anyway, meds Hydro Florinef etc all doing good, But i am Shakey as Heck any one...
    ... entity (to all my other health issues) in 97' - 98'. Florinef .2mg daily DHEA 25mg daily Hydrocotisone 10mg am...
    ... 5,5 by noon & last 5mg at 5pm. Are you taking 2 Florinef pills? Normal dose is 1/2 to 1 pill. Have your electrolytes ... Could your potassium be too low from taking so much Florinef ? Our salt & potassium levels are very important ...
    ... dehydration isnt usually too much of a concern. Florinef yeah i take 2 pills daily Kjos, Yes i as i am sure...
    ... you need more. You didn't mention why you take 2 Florinef . Have your electrolytes been checked lately? You...
    ... tested it is "dangerous" for you to just increase your Florinef on your own. Your potassium could be very "low"....

  68. changes due to meds?
    ... being on the medications. I am on hydrocortisone and florinef and have noticed that the color is a real deep yellow ... . I had not noticed it before, I started on florinef about 3-3 1/2 weeks ago and just started noticing...

  69. daughter has symptoms..couple of ?'s
    ... several causes. Her dizziness might be helped by Florinef medication (which is a steroid) or, as our doctor...

  70. adrenal crisis
    ... adrenbal like issue-specifically salt wasting. I went on florinef and have slowly weaned but have a lot of pain, tiredness ... term there :) ) I took two of the supplemtns 50 ug of florinef and sat in the ER waiting room for about three hours...
    ... adrenbal like issue-specifically salt wasting. I went on florinef and have slowly weaned but have a lot of pain, tiredness ... term there :) ) I took two of the supplemtns 50 ug of florinef and sat in the ER waiting room for about three hours...

  71. New to Addison's
    ... of hydrocortisone a day, and I just started on the florinef (half tablet a day) a week ago. So far no side effects...

  72. Addison's without some major symptoms?
    ... finally found an endo and convinced him to put me on florinef which kept me from kicking the bucket until I got...

  73. Addison's and Lyme disease?
    ... thyroid. Craving salt is another thing. We take Florinef for the salt craving. Not something you should take...

  74. Symptoms
    ... What were your last levels? Taking the amount of Florinef you are could lower the potassium too much. I assume...

  75. Endo appt
    ... had POTS, and could then get well with lots of salt, Florinef fluids and gradual exercise or other meds they sometimes...


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