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  1. I am a mess, and I am new here.
    ... like Cortef. Mine doesn't so I take it's generic Hydrocortisone . Did they check your electrolytes? See explanation...
    ... earlier if it interfers with your sleep. You could try Hydrocortisone instead of Cortef in case you are a person who does...

  2. Addisons and anxiety
    ... each day? Do you split your dose? Have you tried hydrocortisone split into 3 or 4 doses each day?...
    ... for late afternoon or evenings. I could over dose on hydrocortisone or prednisone & feel wired every day. This would ... equals 5mg prednisone), & takes an additional 2.5mg hydrocortisone each hour of a marathon. This same gal has days when ... Even 3mg in the a.m. is plenty. That equals 15mg hydrocortisone . We are all very different & need to find what ... person feel lousy as does too little. How much hydrocortisone did you take, times of day & how much each dose? ...

  3. Addisons/Hypothyroidism/Menopause
    ... Hi, I take thyroid hormone replacement and hydrocortisone . It's much better to have the nodule removed and take...

  4. How is ya'll's sleep?
    ... well soon) uhm... bad idea. There is a reason why Hydrocortisone is available by prescription only. By self medicating...
    ... uhm... bad idea. There is a reason why Hydrocortisone is available by prescription only. By self medicating...
    ... immediately recognized my condition (I was put on hydrocortisone immediatly and only later had a stimulation test to...
    ... medication for addisons diagnosed in Jan 1998. I take 25mg Hydrocortisone & 1 Florinef daily. Will proabably take 22.5mg this...

  5. Addisons and frequent urination
    ... endo has him taking prednisone instead of Cortef or Hydrocortisone ? How old is your son? How tall & how much does...
    ... Actually if you take replacement doses of prednisone or hydrocortisone then your body doesn't produce ATCH and can't make...

  6. Looking for help
    ... prednisone. Anyway worth a try. If you took Hydrocortisone instead of prednisone you would get a bit of what ... 40mg prednisone for 3 days & then back to my normal Hydrocortisone dose. If on a normal dose of replacement we are not...

  7. trying to get active again
    ... steriod. Unless you mean Cortef or it's generic, hydrocortisone . I use hydrocortisone which is like what a normal...
    ... most important. It would be good for you to try hydrocortisone . Just use the same dose. No problem switching from...

  8. If you're pale skinned what does hyperpigmentation look like?
    ... is a sign of being low on replacement med. I use Hydrocortisone . How is your thyroid? Dry skin can be a sign...

  9. Looking for a Support Group On Long Island NY
    ... Oregon) :) [COLOR="Blue"]Hi wonda Cyndi is on 2 meds Hydrocortisone as Cortef 10 mg PO BID and Florinef 0.1 mg a day....
    ... Very sad. Give us the "time" of day she takes the Hydrocortisone & amount for each dose. I don't do well on Cortef ... so use Hydrocortisone which is generic for Cortef. We are all so different...
    ... what did her in. other wize We wouldn't have known. Hydrocortisone which is generic for Cortef is what cyndi is taking...

  10. Living with addisons
    ... It might be a good idea to try Hydrocortisone , generic for Cortef, to see if it works better for...

  11. Shakey
    ... For me it means I need more cortisol. I take 5mg hydrocortisone when it happens & it stops. There is internal shaking...
    ... should "not" be happening to you. Are you taking Hydrocortisone or Cortef? Hope you see your doc & get things...
    ... i have chnaged my Hydrocotisone intake and it is ( hydrocortisone ) to 10 - 5 - 10 i take 2 fludrocotisone tabs as...

  12. changes due to meds?
    ... your urine after being on the medications. I am on hydrocortisone and florinef and have noticed that the color is a...

  13. Please help with what Dr.s office told me...
    ... but if she has Addison's, nothing much helps except hydrocortisone . Has she had the cortrosyn stimulation test? Does...

  14. New to Addison's
    ... s within the last month. I'm on 25 milligrams of hydrocortisone a day, and I just started on the florinef (half tablet...
    ... cortisol aroung 3am. Some of us feel getting a bit of hydrocortisone earlier makes a difference in how we feel all day...
    ... it most mornings about 5am (still in bed) & first hydrocortisone about 6am. If I don't wake until 6:30 or so I take...

  15. Addison's and Muscle Cramps
    ... years ago. Since then, I have been taking 30 mg of Hydrocortisone (20 morning and 10 night) and 1 mg of Fludrocortisone...

  16. Addison's and Lyme disease?
    ... still in my body. Now whenever I don't take enough hydrocortisone , my old Lyme symptoms come back. I'm searching...
    ... literate doctor for 2 years. As long as I take enough hydrocortisone , my Lyme symptoms don't come back (other than brain...

  17. taking cortef, and scheduled for ACTH test
    ... for way "too many" hours. I take a total of 20mg hydrocortisone daily. 5 mg about 6am, 5mg about 8am, 5mg at noon...

  18. Symptoms
    ... DHEA 25mg 1xdaily, Fludrocortisone .1mg 2xdaily, Hydrocortisone 15mg Morning-10mg Evening. and Chronic sinusitus...
    ... times do you take your morning & evening doses of hydrocortisone (HC)? You could try splitting the 10mg evening...

  19. Do you take your morning cortef between 6-8 am?
    ... I take my first 5mg of hydrocortisone about 6 a.m. while still in bed with no food, but...

  20. Need advice on labs for adrenal & hormones
    ... adrenal fatigue to you? Should I ask the doctor for hydrocortisone ? Because of symptoms a couple of months ago, I tried...

  21. Frequent urination?
    ... mask the results of a diabetes test. True, but hydrocortisone makes blood sugar worse. DHEA can actually improve...

  22. How do phase II and phase III differ in adrenal exhaustion?
    ... removed 23 years ago. I lead a perfectly normal life on Hydrocortisone and Fludrocortison. I also went on to have 3 more...

  23. How do low adrenals mimic hyperthyroidism symptoms?
    ... adrenal fatigue is being addressed with 10mg oral hydrocortisone 3xs daily. I also am taking 2 grains Armour in split ... I think that I am pretty well at my max dosage of hydrocortisone and really don't want to take any more than I am due...
    ... she said to. I guess I was hoping that with the hydrocortisone I would suffer less fatigue even with the thyroid...

  24. question on symptoms
    ... out fine, including the pituitary tests. I was given hydrocortisone but have been real stubborn about taking it. I was ... hoping it was just a temporary and I heard hydrocortisone is dangerous. I get really tired when I take the pils...
    ... I still get them. I might have to up my dosage of hydrocortisone . I usually onlt take 5mg at a time(half a pill) 3 ... eating beef stew(1200mg sodium) and taking 5mg of hydrocortisone . so I ate some candy to try to raise my blood sugar...
    ... doctor should consider you need a higher dose of the hydrocortisone . When I got to my worst before treatment, when...

  25. Need Help
    ... usually come in 5, 10 and 20mgs? Anyone taking hydrocortisone has trouble losing weight because unlike your body ... Fourthly, because you are taking replacement levels of hydrocortisone , your DHEA levels will be near zero. DHEA is the...
    ... immediate. I'm not saying you will gain weight on hydrocortisone , only that many people report they have trouble losing ... sugar intake, increase your exercise, and reduce your hydrocortisone dose to the lowest possible level to just keep you...
    ... Are you implying gluccocorticoids such as cortef or hydrocortisone may inhibit conversion of T4 to T3?? I would appreciate...
    ... Are you implying gluccocorticoids such as cortef or hydrocortisone may inhibit conversion of T4 to T3?? I would appreciate...

  26. clarification please?
    ... clinic for tests. An AS crisis is resolved by giving hydrocortisone . You could recover on your own if your adrenal glands...

  27. Endro. says I have low reserves
    ... feeling when taking 20mg all at once? I take 20mg hydrocortisone daily, but split it. 5mg about 6am (still in bed...

  28. high doses of hydro
    ... What time of day? Do you separate it from your hydrocortisone by at least 1 hour? Are you increasing your thyroid ... correct dose? Normally a person can double or triple hydrocortisone for 3 days & go right back to normal dose. We are...

  29. Adrenal Exhaustion and Thyroid Enlargement
    ... thyroid hormone replacement unless you are also taking hydrocortisone replacement. The increased thyroid function means...

  30. what are these tests my endo is sending me for?
    ... of 4 which is very low, so I'm going to ask about hydrocortisone or possibley testosterone in low doses. Anyway...
    ... regarding my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and that hydrocortisone may help my libido! Good luck zoe and keep us...

  31. Labs, Please Help?
    ... doctors that you are adrenal insufficient and extra hydrocortisone may be necessary. For more information I suggest...

  32. addison's and mental confusion
    ... How much hydrocortisone is he taking? High dosages can cause mental confusion...

  33. what causes addisons
    ... most widely used for replacement in primary AD is hydrocortisone . In the case of secondary many times the longer acting...

  34. Ask your Cushing's (cortisol) questions here
    ... cortisol in the form of, most commonly, prednisone or hydrocortisone . After six months to a year the adrenal or pituitary...

  35. Stress & Hydrocortisone Dose
    ... with my body and can tell when I need a little more hydrocortisone . Normally I only take 10mg of Cortef per day, but...

  36. Increase Cortef for PMS?
    ... steroid meds completely, however, estrogen will make hydrocortisone , in your case Cortef, last longer in the body due...

  37. Always the same
    ... do fine with your meds Florinef .75mg per day and Hydrocortisone 125 mg perday 75 Morning 50 evening, 50mg DHEA afternoon...

  38. Please Help; Info Needed!
    ... then. Some people don't do well on cortef & find hydrocortisone a better choice. I am one who does better on hydrocortison...
    ... thyroid first in am rather than the cortef? I did take hydrocortisone for several years, however, having now tried cortef ... per Dr. Mc Jefferies book: "Safe Uses Of Cortisone". Hydrocortisone and Cortef are supposed to much milder than prednisone...
    ... Hi Binks, You mentioned being on hydrocortisone for several years. Who has told you your adrenals ... cortef. I take prednisone during the summer months & hydrocortisone in the winter. Actually on a combo now taking 5mg ... HC ( hydrocortisone ) about 6am while still in bed. Decided it makes more...

  39. Friend Diagnosed with addisons...blood pressure is sky rocketing!!
    ... switch her from the prednisone to cortef (natural hydrocortisone ). It has a much shorter half life and is easier to...

  40. I Need Advice/Comments
    ... said i had addision's disease so i am now just taking hydrocortisone pills. They started me off on it on taking 40 mg in ... recorded on how much a younger persons body makes of hydrocortisone , they said i was making enough for an adult, but i...
    ... Mark, I am concerned about the HIGH dose of hydrocortisone you are taking. Did you have a ACTH stim test to ... you will shut your adrenals down with the amount of hydrocortisone (HC) you are taking. It will also cause side effects...
    ... taper. You need to see your doctor. When I take hydrocortisone I get by on 20mg daily. Are you sleeping at night...
    ... taking florinef. Are you on florinef besides the hydrocortisone ?...

  41. TESTS: Is it adrenals? Dose hi, low or ok?
    ... treating you with it. A better replacement would be Hydrocortisone . Dose between 20mg & 30mg. I do OK on 20mg. ...

  42. New and need advice on meds
    ... experienced it. Have you had your blood sugar tested? Hydrocortisone causes blood sugar to rise and being sleepy in the...

  43. Prednisone change to Cortef
    ... on 20mg & increase if necessary. When taking hydrocortisone (like cortef only different fillers) I take 5mg at...
    ... prednisone for adrenal insufficiency instead of Cortef ( hydrocortisone ) anyway. The risks (side effects) are so much greater...

  44. My dad has Addison's and is in the hospital...can someone help with my questions??
    ... name of the drug that acts like aldosterone. Cortef, hydrocortisone , prednisone and dexamethasone are all names of different...

  45. Need help fast...Medication Question for test...
    ... function is. Prednisone has a much longer half life than hydrocortisone and will cross react in the cortisol measures-making ... he could first slowly and carefully switch you to hydrocortisone (cortef) therapy for several weeks (at least) prior...

  46. Help! A mini-crisis??
    ... interfere with testing in the future. That would include hydrocortisone (cortef)-which is very short acting or dexamethasone...

  47. Adrenal insufficiency due to prednisone use?
    ... addisons forums & have been on 5mg prednisone or 20mg hydrocortisone for a long time. Wanda :)...

  48. hi chris
    ... steroids, such as prednisone or decadron. Low dose hydrocortisone also does not suppress normal adrenal function . ...

  49. Prednisone Vs. Hydrocortisone
    ... when first diagnosed I was put on the max amount of hydrocortisone . About 40 lbs. My endo should have taken note of...
    ... stabilized. I have switched from cortef to prednisone to hydrocortisone ...back & forth with no problem. Cortef doesn't work...

  50. Need Info On Hydrocortisone and Adrenal Fatigue
    ... one determine what is the "right level"? Can taking hydrocortisone cause weight gain? It did in my case. What would you...
    ... fatigue, wouldn't he have to worry that taking the hydrocortisone might shut his adrenal glands down completely, so...
    ... one determine what is the "right level"? Can taking hydrocortisone cause weight gain? It did in my case. What would you...

  51. WandaB and everyone
    ... prev post "All my Life" Hi WandaB I am now on hydrocortisone twice aday, dwn from 3 times i take 10 mgs in the...

  52. All my life
    ... Please tell us how many mgs hydrocortisone you take and what times of day. The way you split ... your hydrocortisone makes a big difference in how you will cope with addisons...
    ... Hi WandaB I am now on hydrocortisone twice aday, dwn from 3 times i take 10 mgs in the...

  53. Addisons/Acne
    ... serious and nearly fatal. Like most addisonions, I'm on Hydrocortisone and Fludrocortisone. Anyway, over the last year...
    ... ufficiency in August. About two months after I started the hydrocortisone , I started getting mild acne, too. It's the first ... Since my new endocrinologist has lowered my dose of hydrocortisone , however, it's cleared up quite a bit. She said I...

  54. Question for anyone??
    ... not alone! Unfortunately, the weight gain on the hydrocortisone seems to be common, although not universal. It is...

  55. Chris and Keraly
    ... the OTHER Addison's med, which is called Cortef or hydrocortisone , I believe. We'll see if it helps either of the kids...

  56. Symptoms of Adrenal Crisis?
    ... injury, surgery, trauma, stress, undertreatment of hydrocortisone and various other reasons even to those who are receiving...

  57. Causes of Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease?
    ... notes and clarify that for ya later. Yes I take Hydrocortisone , also Armour for Hypothyroidism....
    ... Thanks Siucra, Did the Hydrocortisone help with tiredness and fatigue? And did you start...
    ... urine test for cortisol testing. I was started on the hydrocortisone straight away and immediately felt 'normal', but as...
    ... your adrenals were blocked by heavy metals. Did the hydrocortisone help to unblock some of those metals from your adrenals ... ? Cause I wasn't sure how the hydrocortisone could get through to your adrenals if they were blocked...
    ... No the hydrocortisone didn't help with the mercury, it actually blocks it...
    ... No the hydrocortisone didn't help with the mercury, it actually blocks it ... have Addison's and not Adrenal Insufficiency? Did the hydrocortisone that was able to get past the Mercury help at all...
    ... Hi, Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes the hydrocortisone did help with some of the symptoms but the dosage ... But I shudder when I look back to how I was before hydrocortisone and armour. Mebbe it's just a steep hill and I'm at...

  58. I went through something called Severe Adrenal Suppression
    ... have to admit, though, that the side effects of the hydrocortisone are not to my liking. :(...

  59. DHEA replacement - helpful or not?
    ... DHEA replacement, particularly in conjunction with hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone replacement. I have Schmidt ... normal". I am on 125 mgc of thyroxine, 30 mgc of hydrocortisone and .1 mgc of fludrocortisone daily. Unfortunately...

  60. morning cortisel test results; please help
    ... it should be highest in the morning. I was put on hydrocortisone and am now being weaned off over a few weeks. Then...

  61. Strange symptoms/allergic reaction to hormones
    ... crucial for me- proved that I was producing virtually no hydrocortisone ! Life changing replacement therapy followed. Thirza...

  62. Steroid low/Panic disorder Chicken or Egg? Emotional stigma
    ... years to get a doctor to say somethinfg like that! Hydrocortisone is stress hormone yes? People with Addisons only have ... the hydrocortisone they take? Big stress - inadequate physical response ... Anxiety is a normal response to stress, having no hydrocortisone to cushion the extra adrenaline isn't! Any how thanks...

  63. What is wrong with me?
    ... tested for the need for Florinef? Have you tried Hydrocortisone ? I do do not do well on Cortef. I am currently ... spread it a bit more. I will soon go back to 20mg Hydrocortisone . Prednisone seems best for me in the summer when...

  64. Help Please!
    ... to advise. Mine started me on the max dose of 30mg hydrocortisone which was way too much for me. I gained over 40 pounds...

  65. Question - Emergency - Psychological Problems and Addisons

  66. New to this, help!
    ... You need to get on hydrocortisone before you adrenals give out. You need to get a 24...

  67. What is going on?
    ... 00 PM 3 : 12:00 AM 1. My doctors put me on 20mg of Hydrocortisone . I take 10mg in the morning, 5mg at noon, and 5 in ... salvia tests and pass a ACTH test. I was taken off the hydrocortisone 24 hours before the tests. I know that ACTH only...

  68. Need Help On Therapy
    ... 00 PM 3 : 12:00 AM 1. My doctors put me on 20mg of Hydrocortisone . I take 10mg in the morning, 5mg at noon, and 5 in...

  69. Addison's and Pain Management
    ... Hepatitis C in 1996). For the Addison’s I takes Hydrocortisone 20mg in the A.M. and 10mg in the P.M., and 0.005mg...

  70. Shock the adrenal gland
    ... the evening. If really bad I take an extra 2.5mg hydrocortisone . Is it possible she was misdiagnosed with addisons...

  71. being tested for addison's, questions
    ... better. You certainly have enough of the symptoms. Hydrocortisone is the drug of choice for addisons. Your salt craving ... standing is a symptom of needing Florinef. I take 20mg Hydrocortisone & a half tab of Florinef. I used to have flank pain ... middle of summer. I have to take 2.5 to 5mg extra Hydrocortisone & then warm up eventually. Drink allot of water before...

  72. Do steroids cause swelling?
    ... addisons. I was started too high in 1998, at 30mg hydrocortisone & it did cause weight gain. I have tapered myself...
    ... making? Hi I have bounced between Prednisone and Hydrocortisone for years. Once I start retaining water and swelling...

  73. Stress
    ... steroids there are three I believe that people take hydrocortisone , cortisone or prednisone. My doctor put me on prednisone ... put me on a much lower dose than if he put me on the hydrocortisone or cortisone....thus lowering my risk slightly for...

  74. Digestion
    ... three years of being told I'm a nutcase, I take 20mg hydrocortisone am 10mg pm (well I do now, as my GP told me to take...

  75. old symptoms reoccuring
    ... simply experiencing a normal change and that a bit more hydrocortisone would help restore the balance. Perhaps try increasing...


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