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  1. bad tempered
    ... wife are always fiting now :( My medication:- Hydrocortisone 10mg x 2 daily, Fludrocortisone 0.1mg x 1 daily ...

  2. Can someone help me with brown pigmentation on my face
    ... and it came back "high". I have been on 20 mg. of hydrocortisone for 2 weeks now and am feeling so much better. I...
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  3. New to board. Recently Dx with Adrenal Fatigue- need advice
    ... off and i needed more until i got bad enough to need hydrocortisone (cortef). I haven't been on it long and am on a bit ... prandial <3 Depressed. I've been prescribed 5 mg Hydrocortisone to take once at 7 am, noon, and 4 pm as well as 5 ... side effects. Has anyone had any side effects from Hydrocortisone and DHEA? Weight gain, hair growth, etc? Anyone...
    ... shutting down completely. Today was the first day taking hydrocortisone and DHEA so I'm anxious to see how I feel and whether...

  4. Any Natural supplements to Aid in Addison's??
    ... adrenals. Not sure how much it may help now that im on hydrocortisone , but may aswell try keep the glands alive. ~Chris...

  5. what causes elevated calcium and tsh ?
    ... does lowered hydrocortisone dosage cause elevated levels of blood calcium and...

  6. Finally found out what I have
    ... loads of supplements and drugs. Since starting hydrocortisone recently, it hasn't fixed it all as i hoped it would...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  7. precious pregnancy, help pl
    ... wife has addisons for the past 10yrs and has been on hydrocortisone tabs for the same. Now after our 10 years of marriage ... pl... Is there need for increasing the dose of hydrocortisone ? any other precautions....

  8. cortisol saliva results
    ... I just started the Hydrocortisone Saturday so it's a little too soon to tell. Yes i...
    ... on) that i had AF/AI and should have just stayed on Hydrocortisone . Another example of live n learn....
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  9. Help analyze my 24 hour Urine test please.
    ... 135 (31-209) Cortical (F) 144 (30-170) Tetra hydrocortisone (THE) 5010 (2100-7400) Allo-Tetra hydrocortisol...

  10. Went to MD Anderson and I'm still confused
    ... wait patiently while he thinks. I am on 20 mg of hydrocortisone a day and I still can't live a normal life. I am...
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  11. Low aldostrone, High ACTH again
    ... aldostrone was low. The dr. said to increase my hydrocortisone my 5mg (15 mg a.m. and 5 mg at lunch) for a few days...
    ... normal, except for the ACTH. After increasing my hydrocortisone , I started feeling better about the 4th day....
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  12. Hello
    ... It has been over a year and I am now on 20 mg of hydrocortisone and 25 lbs. fatter. I still feel bad and haven't...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Advair

  13. feeling worse on Cortef
    ... why. A replacement dose is usually around 20mg of hydrocortisone . Hydrocortisone lasts around 6-8 hours. Medrol, on ... will last. Short will go into effect quickly and are hydrocortisone and medrol, medium are like prednisone. The body...
    ... disagrees the other poster. A replacement dose or hydrocortisone (short acting) is at least 25 mg and Medrol (long ... acting) lasts a lot longer than hydrocortisone . Do the research and you'll see the other poster...
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  14. In w/chair 5 yrs with undxed addisons
    ... the low blood pressure and dizziness...I want some hydrocortisone so I can function again...he's dragging his feet while...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  15. Hi, I'm new to this board and new to Addison's
    ... close to zero around midnight. Usually doctors give hydrocortisone or cortef (brand) so that you can mimic the normal...
    ... prednisone and florinef but after 6 months i switched to hydrocortisone by itself and i feel MUCH better on the hydrocortisone...
    ... I undergo symptoms of Addisons every day. I am on Hydrocortisone , Fluidrocortisone, and Synthroid. I am also mentaly...
    ... up untill now (year 11). i have recently gone off hydrocortisone and am now on prodicylone 2x and fluronef 1x and...
    ... my life is pretty normal. I am currently on 30 mg hydrocortisone and 1 mg florinef. Through trial and error I found...
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  16. Please Help - Feeling Hopeless -Adrenal +Thyroid Issues
    ... adrenal fatigue" category and have been started on hydrocortisone without dynamic testing (ACTH stim), sometimes decided...

  17. I need help
    ... to having no fat on my stomach, but since starting hydrocortisone , my stomach is not so small anymore. Some days it...
    ... it would still take a long time to get off of the hydrocortisone , then get off of my other meds like Cymbalta and Bystolic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cymbalta

  18. painful joints?
    ... would get better. Some days if I was a late taking my hydrocortisone , my whole body would ache as if I had the flu....

  19. what are symptoms of taking too much cortef?
    ... What are the symptoms of taking too much hydrocortisone ? i can feel immediately if i'm not getting enough...
    ... If you take too much hydrocortisone you will have difficulty getting to sleep as your ... my correct size for my height. Taking too much hydrocortisone also gives you more of an appetite too....
    ... There are also hidden symptoms from taking too much hydrocortisone (or any steroid) as it will break down your muscles...

  20. I fainted today
    ... then. I changed my steriods from Dexamethasone to Hydrocortisone about 2 months ago and since then my crazy hunger...
    ... yourself from a full blown crisis by taking extra hydrocortisone - even though it took a while to kick in. an injection...
    ... contains several 12.5 HC capsules as well as a 250 Hydrocortisone Hemisuccinate 250mg (sublingual), in case of mid-to...
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  21. relationship between TSH and cortisol
    ... to know if i'm actually getting enough replacement hydrocortisone to keep my tsh level balanced? My doctor doesn't have ... is it possible that i feel good on a lower dose of hydrocortisone than i actually need? i had been taking 17.5 at 8...

  22. Adrenal Suppression
    ... said it will take a year of slowly tapering off of hydrocortisone to "jump start" my adrenal glands. I have to travel...
    ... said it will take a year of slowly tapering off of hydrocortisone to "jump start" my adrenal glands. I have to travel...
    ... pituitary glands didn't have a tumor. I just lowered my hydrocortisone to 20 mg (10 mg in the morning, 5mg @ 12 noon, & 5 ... not, then we will have to wait a while to lower my hydrocortisone . My other doctor said he doesn't need to test because...
    ... I have tried 3 times to lower my hydrocortisone and the last time was HORRIBLE - I will never do it...
    ... One and a half weeks ago I had to lower my dose of hydrocortisone to 20 mg. I am still having a hard time adjusting...
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  23. how to get your levels tested...
    ... uses the 24 hour urine test to see if my dosage of hydrocortisone is appropriate and the other tests to see how I am...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium

  24. 16 With Addison's Disease.
    ... even by doctors! The reason that you have to take hydrocortisone three times a day is to imitate the normal body....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Potassium

  25. Cortef and weight gain
    ... If you have addison's, you must take hydrocortisone or cortef or you can or will die - or at least some...

  26. Weight gain?
    ... heavier than i've ever been. Is this normal when your on hydrocortisone ? i've just started going to the gym im not sure wether...
    ... a new Endocrinologist and he increased my dose of hydrocortisone as he said that I was on too low a dose despite the ... he said that in his opinion I was on far too much hydrocortisone as I am only petite in height 5 ft 2inches and he ... hoospital for 9hrs. I had to initially not take any hydrocortisone or any of my tables first thing, they then took a ... blood test and then gave me my morning dose of hydrocortisone . They then took more blood 30mins later (or there...
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  27. diagnostic tests advice
    ... his license. 10 mg of dex is equal to 1600 mg of hydrocortisone and 400 mg of prednisone so she had the equivalences...
    ... recognized by mainstream drs and endos. I am on a trial of hydrocortisone , which I started last week. We will see how it goes...
    ... double. I hope you get well on with your trial of hydrocortisone . Could you let us know how you get on with this?...
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  28. High dosage steroid treatment
    ... have Addison's Disease you just probably need more hydrocortisone and do not require the IV injection which you would...

  29. Odd Adrenal Insufficient Medication Question
    ... experiencing monthly flows require an increase in Hydrocortisone medication during their periods. My period is on...
    ... drained feeling however I don't take any additional hydrocortisone . It would not do any harm to take a little extra...

  30. Is Adrenal Insufficiency severe enough to warrant Short-Term Disability leave @ work?
    ... had it done last year as I was on too high a dose of hydrocortisone . I basically went into hospital for the day, they ... they reaised it was my Adrenal gland and so gave me hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone and I was so much better. Hydrocorison...
    ... cortisol levels throughout the day and as a result cut my hydrocortisone down from 30mg a day to just 15mg per day and I have...

  31. Dexamethazone?
    ... amounts of minercortosteroids but it is very tiny. Hydrocortisone is the steroid most like what the body makes. ...
    ... and talked with her nurse. I asked them to change my Hydrocortisone to 10 mg tablets so I can spread them out. I believe...
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  32. Rumpled
    ... your endo, you may need a slight to moderate boost of hydrocortisone to help healing. I am so sorry you broke your foot...

  33. Newly diagnosed
    ... tooth extracted and she said just to take an extra hydrocortisone pill before the procedure. I read that I should have...

  34. Does a morning ACTH of 69 (7-50) and an AM Cortisol of 8.8 (4-22) look like Primary?
    ... of the adrenals is at fault. As to what is needed hydrocortisone in the morning.. before 3 pm I would guess. Morning ... cortisol reading was at 8 am at a whopping 17%. The hydrocortisone will make a big difference. Just watch for the swelling...
    ... in hand? Maybe they will give you a token dose of hydrocortisone . They should not have an issue giving you a note...

  35. Just Diagnosed with Addison's
    ... for very long. Your doc should have started you on hydrocortisone which works for 80% of people with AI. The rest need...
    ... my cortisol was not. I am doing well on 20 mg of hydrocortisone spread out in 4 - 5 mg doses. I take them in about...
    ... Perhaps your doctor meant to give you hydrocortisone instead as the acetate form is used, well, hardly...
    ... testosterone, cortisone, cortisol and aldosterone. Hydrocortisone : Basic anatomy and function of cortisol: Cortisol ... nthetically and goes by the names of cortisone, prednisone, hydrocortisone , or dexasmethasone. Hydrocortisone is 1/4 to 1/5...
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  36. Any input is greatly appreciated!
    ... fix it? I really don't want to increase my level of hydrocortisone , I don't want to be on more steroids than I have too...

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

  38. 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...

  39. 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...
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  40. 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...
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  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. 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....

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

  45. 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...

  46. 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!...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  47. 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....

  48. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  49. 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...

  50. 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...

  51. cushingoid or cushings syndrome
    ... 10mg of dexamethasone is equavalent to 266.67mg of hydrocortisone . I have no adrenals at all, and my daily replacement...
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  52. 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...
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  53. Help...Help...Please
    ... is the best doctor to do the stimulation test. Hydrocortisone will support the adrenals in time of stress. This...

  54. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prednisone

  55. 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...

  56. 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...
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  57. Advice needed please
    ... discussed this fact. She prescribed a maintenance dose of Hydrocortisone and Fludrocortisone for a month and said if that made...

  58. 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 ([email protected],[email protected]) 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...

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

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

  61. 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...
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  62. 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...

  63. 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...
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  64. 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...

  65. 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...
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  66. 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...

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

  68. 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...
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  69. 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. ...
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  70. 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...

  71. 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...

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

  73. 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...
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  74. 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...

  75. 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...


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