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  1. Sonyamom
    ... potassium goes into it causing the Addisons Crisis. The florinef I take causes me to keep my potassium and sodium in...

  2. thyroid adrenal?
    ... somethng else. My problem is l was put on Cortef and Florinef and l got worse, all my symptoms got 10x worse. I...
    ... and I take 50mcg of synthroid, 30 mg of cortef, 1 florinef tab a day. This is just a friendly warning for all...

  3. help with diagnosis/blood tests
    ... glands). These two things indicated he needed to take Florinef to replace his almost nonexistent Aldosterone. You...

  4. Frequent urination?
    ... Are you taking Florinef ?...

  5. How do phase II and phase III differ in adrenal exhaustion?
    ... talking on the phone I am on 4-5 cortef a day and florinef yet this goes on and on. I have had chronic pelvic...

  6. question on symptoms
    ... potassium when you don't need it could be a problem. The Florinef we take is to keep the potassium "down" within the...
    ... your treatment. We all assume if you are taking Florinef and salt you don't need potassium. Without seeing ... I've heard of that needed potassium and salt with florinef . If your potssium was at the bottom of the range ... or below it after being on the florinef salt for a while then you might need potassium. If ... t tested your potssium a while after treatment on florinef and he is having you take potassium, I have to question ... stim test? How about ACTH serum? DHEA-S? How much Florinef are you taking? Have you had thyroid testing? The...

  7. Update on daughter
    ... taking them? One friend of mine explained to me that Florinef has Cortisol properties in it. So I would think that ... if she wanted to try to get off the Florinef at all, and could do so successfully, it would have ... was being supplied with the steroid properties the Florinef carries. I feel like I'm writing such LONG sentences ... hr.), fasting Cortisol reading (while ON or OFF the Florinef ) Postural Hypotension test (lie down for 20 min...

  8. Hi, im a teenager and new to this.
    ... doc put you on. Doses & time of day. Do you take Florinef ? Do you have an emergency kit with solu-cortef for...
    ... enough to replace the hormones. And yes, i did take florinef but only for 5 days because it was all that i needed...
    ... your salt & potassium levels are? That is what the Florinef regulates. It helps keep your salt up & the potassium ... down. Why did the doc decide you didn't need Florinef ? You need to know. You need to keep copies of all...
    ... enough to replace the hormones. And yes, i did take florinef but only for 5 days because it was all that i needed...

  9. Do people with AD get vestibular sensations in head
    ... it is needed for). The answer was for him to take Florinef . Thus far he is not diagnosed with anything but the...

  10. Hypoglysemia is it real?
    ... to do about it. I have tried Synthroid, Cortef and Florinef all made me worse very fast. I am currently not taking...

  11. How do I know how far along my adrenal insufficiency is?
    ... SK, Are you taking Florinef ? Wanda...
    ... have my turn at it! I get by on 20mg HC & 1/2 tab of Florinef . What I miss most is stamina & strength. Some...

  12. antidepressants?
    ... him to have low aldosterone. The endo prescribed Florinef instead of Zoloft, which I believe to be SOOOOO much ... CAUSE of his postural hypotension to give out the Florinef ! This is all we want is a correct diagnosis and a...

  13. i need support
    ... are on a the low end dose of cortef with allot of florinef . Taking 2 florinef tabs will cause weight gain. ... is happening to your potassium level at that dose. Florinef increases salt & decreases potassium so if decreased ... possibly increase your cortef by 5mg & decrease the florinef by 1 tab. Diet....I should be on one. I was...
    ... ALD, and AMN. The dose of Cortef is good and the Florinef is okay. Florinef is for regulating the sodium content...
    ... cortef, so now i'm taking 10 mg/ daily and as for florinef , she reduced it to .1.5. I will see here in another...

  14. abdominal pain
    ... been doing great on 10-30mg day of Cortef plus the Florinef . Recently been having SEVERE abdominal pain and...

  15. high doses of hydro
    ... autoimmune and therefore primary and you should be on florinef , which might make the thyroid med change more tolerable...
    ... water balance is also a mess so I do wonder about florinef . Recent testing, my sodium was 136 (136-145) Potassium ... potassium numbers...what do they mean. Is it risky to take florinef without knowing 100% if I need it. Getting the Rx...
    ... Looking at this info it appears to me that you could use Florinef . Salt is at the low end, potassium at the high end ... & Aldosterone is low. The Florinef helps the body retain salt, lowers potassium & replaces ... the hormone Aldosterone. You should not take Florinef without the doctor prescribing it. He should be looking...

  16. My Doctor thinks I have Addisons
    ... direction of Addisons disease now.He has put me on florinef to regulate my blood pressure which jumps all over...

  17. what causes addisons
    ... This is where the patient is given FLudrocortisone ( Florinef ). This regulates the salt, and potassium and water...

  18. Partial Adrenal Function
    ... bad. This lasted for about 3 weeks. He also tried florinef and the same thing happened. So my docotor is thinking...

  19. Always the same
    ... Why is it that you can do fine with your meds Florinef .75mg per day and Hydrocortisone 125 mg perday 75...

  20. Confused; Please Help
    ... low sodium levels? It could be that you also need florinef to help control issues associated with low aldosterone...

  21. Could this be Addison's?
    ... medications do you take for the Addison's? I used to take Florinef as well but I stopped taking it many years ago on...

  22. I Need Advice/Comments
    ... You didn't mention taking florinef. Are you on florinef besides the hydrocortisone?...

  23. Addison's problems, PLS HELP!
    ... potassium but most primary Addisonians have to take Florinef in addition to their cortef to control their fluid...

  24. Need Advice
    ... been checked for thyroid problems? Are you taking Florinef ? Description Fludrocortisone ( floo-droe-KOR-tis ... first taking steriods. I am "GUESSING" you need Florinef & maybe thyroid treatment?????????? Wanda :)...
    ... are different from my lupus symptoms, so I am not on Florinef . I used to be a nurse before I got sick and if these...

  25. TESTS: Is it adrenals? Dose hi, low or ok?
    ... on 20mg. Have you been checked for a need for Florinef ?. It helps your body control water & minerals. Could...

  26. New and need advice on meds
    ... although I'm still very tired. Last week we added Florinef and increased my cortef to 25. Problem is that it...
    ... although I'm still very tired. Last week we added Florinef and increased my cortef to 25. Problem is that it...

  27. I guess I have POTS AND ADDISON'S! So back on the prednisone....
    ... there? I really hope that steroid replacement and florinef (for low aldosterone) will help you feel much better...
    ... critical part of your diagnosis. What if you need florinef , too? I'm worried about you! I hope you find answers...

  28. Prednisone change to Cortef
    ... taking a low dose of 2.5mg Prednisone along with Florinef , Synthroid, Prempro. Anyway my new Endo comfirmed...

  29. It's not Addison's....It's Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
    ... electrolytes always normal on bloodwork? Are you on florinef as well as the beta blockers? Are you on full...
    ... over 40 yrs. He has started me on Midodrine and Florinef , Reglan and Protonix..didn't want betablockers because...
    ... They never consulted Endo and doubled my dose of florinef and midodrine and sent me home, got very ill at my...
    ... night, endo not sure if that is a side affect from the florinef or not. Dizzy spells are still out of control woke...
    ... your aldosterone levels checked? And..are you on florinef as well as the other medications? I know one person...
    ... Sadie - I am not on florinef ...those levels when checked were okay. I did talk...
    ... hope you are doing well Lisa you may want to try the florinef it does help also with your BP thats why the dr had...

  30. Hand & Foot Cramps?
    ... cramps? i tend to be low in sodium, but cant take Florinef because of the awful symptoms it causes in me. Now...
    ... cramps? i tend to be low in sodium, but cant take Florinef because of the awful symptoms it causes in me. Now...
    ... were supposed to be. Of course I also started the Florinef etc. Once my mineral levels were okay, the cramping...

  31. My dad has Addison's and is in the hospital...can someone help with my questions??
    ... what drugs your father was taking when he got sick? Florinef is the name of the drug that acts like aldosterone...

  32. what is addison's D?
    ... manage it with daily medication (dexamethasone and florinef ). I am 20 now. Do you think this is what you have...

  33. COuld this be something to do with my Addisons???
    ... I'm not even me anymore. I take dexamethasone and florinef twice daily and I am a good colour for addisons (i...

  34. Prednisone
    ... have low blood pressure (which I am currently taking florinef acetate for), I'm hypoglycemic, and I have chronic ... started fainting a while ago, but it was cured by the florinef acetate, but within the last month or so it started...

  35. Craftlady- Out There?
    ... it. Travis doesn't get much relief from taking the Florinef , and can't tell the difference if he has 1/2 pill...
    ... doing better. It sure sounds as if her need for the Florinef is dramatic. Makes you wonder what else could be ... doesn't it? Have they retested her BP's while on the Florinef or her potassium and sodium levels to make sure her ... potassium is still O.K. despite the Florinef . Trav's BP's went too far up on the .1 Flodrocort...

  36. Anyone else taking prednisone every other day?
    ... is so long on Prednisone and I was still taking the Florinef and Prempro every day. My doctor lets me take a little...

  37. how long to wait ..cortef
    ... has left me almost fully bed ridden. I was put on Florinef back in September...1mg. Been on it since than, no ... P.S is the fact taht i did not have weight gain on Florinef significant? meaning ineeded it? doc prescribed it...
    ... just moved me up to 10mg of cortef/day. With .1mg Florinef per day. I had ACTH serum and it was in normal ranges...

  38. WandaB and everyone
    ... m. 5mg around noon 5mg between 4 & 5p.m. 2.5 florinef tablets is allot at once. Have you considered splitting...
    ... How is your potassium level? Taking that much Florinef may cause a potassium loss & you could need replacement...

  39. Weight Gain? On Prednisone and gaining LOTS of weight
    ... Since then I have been on 30mg of Cortison a day, Florinef .75mg a day, and synthroid everyday for my hypothyroidism...
    ... diagnosed, my endo put my on 30mg Cortef and 0.1mg of Florinef . I ballooned and was 170 lbs by Christmas. After...
    ... weight. Of course, it all goes to the belly!! l tried Florinef for a month, but not only gained even more weight...

  40. Chocolate Cravings anyone?
    ... chocolate? I can't seem to get enough. Taking Prednisone, Florinef , Prempro, and Synthroid. Last magnesium test was...

  41. cortef side effects
    ... diagnosing me with it and prescribing cortef to go with my florinef . my ACTH stim test did not double and my morning cortisol...
    ... for bone loss I will take vitamin D. I'vebeen on Florinef for MONTHS now and my doc said this drug could also...

  42. chris
    ... adrenals get treatment (hydro or pred and maybe even florinef ), your adrenaline level should come down. My advice...

  43. Craftlady
    ... checking in. Trav is seeming a bit more perky on the Florinef , but HE doesn't notice any difference in the way he...
    ... high, though, and he wants to try to increase the Florinef . Since we have seen some improvement, we are anxious ... 00 p.m. some days. He's not slept as long with the Florinef , but still doesn't go to sleep easily in the first...
    ... the dark circles around his eyes and no diagnosis or florinef ) to get him to drink a particular amount of bottles...
    ... Oh, I thought he needed salt with the Florinef ! :) Maybe this 200 mg is just TOO much salt? ... he hasn't been asking for them lately. Maybe the Florinef has taken away some of a craving he was fulfilling ... did the ACTH stim test was the one who issued the Florinef . He won't do the antibodies test, because he's copping...

  44. Lots and Lots of Lab Results
    ... blood pressure was so low that he put me right on Florinef .1mg. THis has made a big difference with my balance ... drug has been welcome relief. (The doc who prescribed Florinef was a different doc than the one I see now. He also...

  45. My cortisol results and does anyone decline as day goes on??
    ... better in the evening. This is def. NOT ME. I'm on Florinef right now and am doing ACTH stimulation 11/8. I'm...
    ... than I do righ tnow. I had dizzyness but being onthe Florinef has helped out. THanks again for the help, california...

  46. Craftlady
    ... How has Carmen been feeling? Still improved on the Florinef ? I thought Trav had popped into an energetic state...
    ... appointment. I hope your doctor stops to wonder WHY the FLORINEF WORKS for Carmen, and therefore investigates WHAT ... MAKING HER ALDOSTERONE LOW? (I'm assuming that if the Florinef works, her aldosterone MUST have been low!) I was...
    ... explains her very low blood pressures, too. Maybe the Florinef will help those get better. Hope she is able to have...

  47. Test result
    ... like the blind leading the blind, anyway! Glad the Florinef is helping her so much. Wouldn't it be nice if that...

  48. Help with Interpreting Testing Results
    ... how is your HGH level? have you started the florinef yet? what are your symptoms? thanks Ramie...

  49. Chris and Keraly
    ... like what Trav is taking for salt and water -- the Florinef ). I remember someone else suggesting when a doctor...

  50. Janice, Are You There?
    ... touch. Dr. in LA confirmed that we should get some Florinef and try it for Travis. Maybe this would work for...

  51. Needs prescription for Florinef,pls read...
    ... philippines.The kids are really in need of this medicine Florinef .1mg but this is not available in the Philippines...
    ... within the country? Is there something similar to Florinef that is available in the Philippines?...

  52. Electrolytes
    ... test that the endo is only thinking of putting him on Florinef currently, so I cannot attest to his actually having...

  53. Addison's tests...helpp??
    ... my salt/potas. went off, so he prescibed 1/2 mg. florinef , but l also had a bad reaction to that, so he told...
    ... my salt/potas. went off, so he prescibed 1/2 mg. florinef , but l also had a bad reaction to that, so he told...

  54. Results of Travis' ACTH Stim Test!!!
    ... high, since the aldosterone was low. He recommends Florinef and wants to monitor him for less salt in his urine...
    ... going on in his system, and you'll know whether the florinef helps or not, but in case it doesn't, this was another...

  55. Steroids
    ... Hydrocortoisone and Florinef are the drugs for Addisons. I am been taking them...

  56. What is wrong with me?
    ... She took medications ... cortef, synthroid, and florinef ... she saw him on a regular basis and everything went...
    ... leery of this. Have you been tested for the need for Florinef ? Have you tried Hydrocortisone? I do do not do well...
    ... but corteff works better for me. Never got a FLORINEF test done, dont even know how its done. My doc said ... its too lhard to use florinef and he dont use it, told me to eat alot of sea salt...
    ... & aldosterone levels are checked for the need for Florinef . Hopefully someone will correct this if I am wrong ... fair amount of salt even though I take 1/2 tab of Florinef daily. Keep in mind large amounts of salt will harm ... stomach lining. There should be little side effect from Florinef & actually none after the correct dose is found. ...

  57. Help Please!
    ... she takes 5 mg of Cortef 3 times a day and .1 mg of florinef in the morning and .05 mg. of florinef at bedtime...
    ... doc will not usually advise medication this way. Florinef is usually taken first thing in the morning. If I ... of water all day long. Many say if they take their Florinef is is not necessary for them. Being very ill is still...

  58. Question - Emergency - Psychological Problems and Addisons
    ... included: Predisone (5mg) Dexamethasone (0.25mg) Florinef (0.1mg) Synthroid (0.01 micrograms) But he was...
    ... medications: Predisone (5mg) Dexamethasone (0.25mg) Florinef (0.1mg) Synthroid (0.05mg) But from January 2004...

  59. Tolerance For Exercise?
    ... son is sweating excessivly, it may be he needs more florinef . That also addresses electrolytes and dehydration...

  60. Question about meds
    ... I would greatly appreciate it. They prescribed me Florinef , .1mg, to take once each day, but it doesn't say what...

  61. I forgot to ask....
    ... regulate itself once I start on the prednisone and florinef ? Thanks!! :) Kara...

  62. I went back to the endo
    ... wonderful doctor is immediately calling in Prednisone and Florinef . I have to do another 24hr UFC, I'm also going in...

  63. New with test results (long, sorry)
    ... he said that he didn't think that treating me with Florinef , even experimentally, would do me any good, he thought...

  64. Couple questions.
    ... lessened some. I am on Prednisone 6mg once a day and Florinef .01 mg 3 times a day. But I am only 100#'s. Taking...

  65. Hah, lose weght by blocking cortisol? O_o
    ... said somthin like "I dont like the weight that my florinef put on me so I'm gonna take a anti-cortisol weight...

  66. Juss been diagnosed.
    ... remember craving to much salt or sour stuff. I was put on florinef (I think anyway :P ) last week. Kinda weird, having...

  67. being tested for addison's, questions
    ... craving & dizziness on standing is a symptom of needing Florinef . I take 20mg Hydrocortisone & a half tab of Florinef...

  68. Anyone taking cortisone shots at home?
    ... and I am in my 30's. I currently take Prednisone and Florinef . Although today I feel pretty crappy I usually feel...

  69. Need some help with my 15 year old daughter
    ... her back on her betta blocker and also put her on Florinef twice a day he just raised her dosaged today to .02...

  70. Looking for recipes
    ... pickles and olives...although I love them. I am taking florinef , but still must need more salt because I still crave...
    ... Have you talked to your endo about increasing your florinef ? I just salt my food well, eat green apples with...

  71. Alcohol with Medications
    ... medications. I take 30 mg Cortef in the AM, 0.1 mg Florinef in the AM and 10 mg Cortef before going to bed. ...
    ... medications. I take 30 mg Cortef in the AM, 0.1 mg Florinef in the AM and 10 mg Cortef before going to bed. ...

  72. New to the board
    ... is treating her with hydro-cortone(10mg. 2xday) and Florinef Acetate (.1mg. 2x day)which has turned her around...

  73. sunken looking eyes
    ... Hi Gertie, You may need to be put on Florinef if you haven't been already. It is the replacement ... the potassium balance in their bodies. Aldosterone ( florinef ) balances the potassium level in your body and the...

  74. I did not respond to cortef
    ... disease than just being handed the cortisol and possibly florinef . There is a mental process (no I am not saying your...

  75. weight gain/loss
    ... gain weight. I was prescribed 30mg cortef and 0.1mg florinef daily. The cortef to be taken 15-10-5 throughout the...


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