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Addison's Disease board

  1. I did not respond to cortef
    ... me get over the chest cold faster. Since hydrocortisone suppresses the immune system, it's a bit odd that ... the hopes of helping a chest cold. Usually 60mg of hydrocortisone would be given to reduce inflammation or deal with...
    ... afternoon - when I remember :) I was originally on Hydrocortisone for about 1 year - with 20 mg in the morning, and ... I found taking a "pinch" (probably about 0.5 mg of Hydrocortisone ) would relieve the muscle cramps. Unfortunately ... , taking that "pinch" on Hydrocortisone at 4am had side effect - it woke me up and I could...

  2. low cortisol test
    ... adrenals are doing. Are you taking prednisone or hydrocortisone ? A replacement dose of prednisone is 5mg/day and...

  3. Weight and Addison's
    ... Addison's) this past May. I was started on daily Hydrocortisone (20 mg in the morning and 10 mg at night) at that...

  4. new, please help
    ... pursuaded by my arguments and gave me prescription for hydrocortisone . Since then I tried to start several times my steroid ... more than I week, having even on a small dose of 12.5 hydrocortisone pain in my gallbladder/liver, shakiness, headackes...

  5. I feel very smug
    ... are flat. So they've initially started me on 20mg hydrocortisone am and 10mg pm. So here are some questions.. 1....

  6. Medical bracelets?
    ... regularly wear medical bracelets? I just went up to 40mg hydrocortisone from 16mg, and will probably go back to and settle...

  7. dexamethasone then test?
    ... amphetamines corticotropin cortisone estrogen hydrocortisone interferon mepacrine methoxamine metoclopramide...

  8. Long term effects of Addisons
    ... on her heart showing nothing wrong and has been on hydrocortisone and fluordrocortisone since she was diagnosed. Can...
    ... 100bpm) began after I was diagnosed and started taking hydrocortisone as well as other hormones. I had several EKGs and ... become permanent. In addition to that, I also upped my hydrocortisone from 15mg to 25mg/day. That also helped keep my heart...

  9. Very low cortisol -- should I look for Addison's?
    ... its likely you'll need to supplement them too with hydrocortisone or isocot. Dr Lowe's work is really quite brilliant...
    ... The treatment is the same for both problems: take hydrocortisone daily, usually 25-30 mg, although some of us need ... higher doses (55 mg). Alternates to hydrocortisone (Cortef) are Decadron or Prednisone. The literature ... I've read claims that hydrocortisone is the drug of choice. For either problem you need ... right: you are crazy. But given proper medication ( hydrocortisone ) then you will be normal again....

  10. ulcer from cortisol pills??
    ... You are suppose to take hydrocortisone with food and you should swallow them whole. You ... out over time. It's possible to get an ulcer from hydrocortisone but I think it's unlikely. You probably had that...

  11. Cortisol test come back normal
    ... get by on, on other days I suffer if I don't take hydrocortisone to help. ...

  12. Has anyone had any experience with taking Medrol over long periods of time?
    ... sufferer who has been taking a custom compounded type of hydrocortisone for the last year and noticed a rise in blood pressure...

  13. Did Prednisone make my Addison's worse??
    ... for a little more than a month. I replaced it with Hydrocortisone which I stopped about two weeks later. Since then...
    ... If you have Addisons, you can never stop taking hydrocortisone and/or prednisone or you will die. So yeah, stopping...
    ... felt my body responding negatively to the Pred and hydrocortisone . So she has me on adrenal glandulars, siberian ginseng...
    ... issue. I had a really hard time taking Prednisone and hydrocortisone . Oh well, we'll see!! Thank you for you help! nate...
    ... actually in the clear. Pred and other drugs like it ( Hydrocortisone , cortef, dexamethesone, medrol, and Pred) must be...

  14. how can I tell if I am getting too much, or not enough, hydrocortisone?
    ... years to balance my hormones. I now take 25mg/day of hydrocortisone and 0.175mg of synthroid. My original starting dose...
    ... ); I have been on thyroid almost 15 years, but on hydrocortisone only a few weeks do you feel well, or close to it...

  15. Anxiety, anyone?
    ... up after I started synthroid and before I was given hydrocortisone . What is the cause of your adrenal insufficiency...
    ... licorice extract, adrenal glandular (and more recently, hydrocortisone ). I also took Holy Basil herb for about a month. Convention...
    ... symptom is improving some since I recently started hydrocortisone , but I was/am really hoping it will one day disappear...

  16. Cushing's Disease/Addison's Syndrome
    ... removed. Now I have Addison's Syndrome and have to take Hydrocortisone and Florinef for the rest of my life. At the time...

  17. Flourinef alternatives
    ... this to many of his adrenal patients. I am also on hydrocortisone (Cortef) prescribed by my endocrinologist. I tried ... extends the life of ones own cortisol, or supplemental hydrocortisone , in the body (you will need less HC if you take it...
    ... How long does it take to get an effect? How much hydrocortisone are you taking with it? ...
    ... it was easier this way. I am taking 5mg to 7.5mg hydrocortisone and my son is taking 2.5mg hydrocortisone(HC) per...
    ... adrenal shut down they prescribed about 15-20mg of hydrocortisone ...
    ... adrenal insufficiency, and I was prescribed 20mg/day of hydrocortisone , but as I mentioned, the active component of licorice ... active life of your natural cortisol or supplemental hydrocortisone is extended, and you will need LESS supplementation...
    ... adrenal insufficiency, and I was prescribed 20mg/day of hydrocortisone , but as I mentioned, the active component of licorice ... active life of your natural cortisol or supplemental hydrocortisone is extended, and you will need LESS supplementation...
    ... recently been seen by a new endocrinologist who put me on hydrocortisone when she saw my 1989 test results (she is not sure...

  18. Hate Prednisone!! Got any alternatives??
    ... available. I started with just plain ole generic hydrocortisone and seem to have far less symptoms than people who...
    ... I agree with PVS... I have been taking 30mgs of Hydrocortisone for 23 years. (was diagnosed with Addison's when ... some swelling might still happen when starting on Hydrocortisone ... but I think its a temporary thing. Nate... ...
    ... for your advice! I just started taking 10 mgs of Hydrocortisone a couple of days ago. My face is still a bit bloated ... will drop off because I am not on Prednisone, but Hydrocortisone will do it to you too, at lease temporarily? Oh well...

  19. Anyone get the spaciness and brain fog??
    ... it's my most debilitating symptom. I have been on hydrocortisone only a short time; does anyone know whether it's possible ... that increasing or decreasing hydrocortisone might improve this? thanks- Katie...
    ... GhostH and others- are you on hydrocortisone , or prednisone, and/or florinef? I wonder if the drug ... have gotten a degree of improvement from low-dose hydrocortisone , but it's only been a few short weeks I have been...

  20. Newly Diagnosed and Scared. Please Help!!
    ... Addison's and Schmidt's Syndrome. I HATE being on the hydrocortisone . I constantly feel so nervous. My handwriting has...

  21. wondering
    ... [ Sounds like you are not taking enough hydrocortisone during times of stress. One of the symptoms of adrenal ... back pain that goes away within an hour of taking hydrocortisone . ...

  22. another ?...about asthma & Addisons
    ... connection between low DHEA and asthma. If you are taking hydrocortisone or prednisone then your body doesn't make any DHEA...

  23. Confused - 2 doctors, 2 opinions - plesae help.
    ... To replace the function of my Adrenal Glands I take Hydrocortisone . I works better for me with less side-effects. Ask...

  24. Mouth Burning/Soreness
    ... antibiotics but can also be caused by taking too much hydrocortisone . You need to see the doctor for a mouth swab (probably...

  25. heart palpitations anyone???????
    ... experienced skipped/rapid heart beats. When I began taking hydrocortisone the effect mainly went away but often reappeared....

  26. Addisons testing
    ... the day. To answer your other question, Cortef or hydrocortisone is not as strong as prednisone, and it is a natural...

  27. Do adrenal granulars work?
    ... is also great. My dr tried me on a small dose of hydrocortisone at one time, but I couldn't tolerate it. My adrenals...
    ... Adregen. Took for almost a year, but still had to add in hydrocortisone after a while as apparent hypothalamic dysfunction...

  28. weight
    ... Hopkins who informed me that I was on entirely too much hydrocortisone . The standard for treating Addison's is 20/10 mgs...
    ... Hopkins who informed me that I was on entirely too much hydrocortisone . The standard for treating Addison's is 20/10 mgs...
    ... Hopkins who informed me that I was on entirely too much hydrocortisone . The standard for treating Addison's is 20/10 mgs...

  29. Pregnancy and adrenal insufficiency
    ... medications I should avoid which interfere with the hydrocortisone etc.? I am so glad to hear that you suceeded as I...

  30. addisons vs adrenal dysfunction
    ... addison's. What is the reason for predisone instead of hydrocortisone for taking daily? ------------------ mjm...

  31. Low Cortizol Levels
    ... Is she taking Cortisol (aka Hydrocortisone or Cortef), which would actually show up on the test...

  32. Looking for someone my own age
    ... tell you that I am on very low dosage (very low) of hydrocortisone with the result that it helps but does not "cure"...

  33. symptoms
    ... difference. My experience is that getting on some Cortef ( Hydrocortisone ) taken 10mg in the morning and 5 mg at lunch and dinner...

  34. pigmentation
    ... now. I've also been on either Cortisone Acetate or Hydrocortisone that whole time. I was very dark (evenly) when I ... skin tone seems fine. I take 20mg am and 10mg pm of Hydrocortisone currently. I also used to take Florinef for most...
    ... Endo doc is "Why aren't I on Cortisone Acetate or Hydrocortisone ?". Also, Sweethart31, I mostly wanted to reply to...
    ... all. I've had Addison's since 1984. I have been on hydrocortisone , prednisone and cortisone acetate. My ACTH levels...
    ... about bone demineralization side effects from the hydrocortisone ? Causing spontaneous bone fractures.....also, do ... stomach problems which is a common side effect of taking hydrocortisone ? CAZZ...

  35. Cortisone Acetate vs Hydrocortisone?
    ... idiot! If you have Addisons then you need both. Hydrocortisone won't do it. I am a recent Addisons patient, I ... your life has gone. By the way, the standard dose of hydrocortisone is 10/5/5mg/day morning, noon and night. 20/10mg...
    ... what's the difference between Cortisone Acetate and Hydrocortisone ? What's the role of Florinef? It might be important...
    ... minerocorticoid which acts similar to aldosterone. Hydrocortisone and cortisone acetate both act similar to cortisol...
    ... did some research and found out that cortisone and hydrocortisone are pretty much the same thing. They actually have...
    ... Now since he switched me from Cortisone Acetate to Hydrocortisone I have been off the Florinef. (per his orders) It...
    ... I only take hydrocortisone . My endo says that Florinef is salt, so all you need...
    ... on both of the same regimes you have. The straight hydrocortisone and florinef work wonders for me. If I dont take...

  36. How much cortisone?
    ... would now be considered excessive. Anyone taking hydrocortisone for more than five years should have a bone density...
    ... Perhaps decreasing it 2.5mg/biweekly. Anyone taking hydrocortisone for more than five years should have a bone density...
    ... Disease one month ago. My doctor has me on 20 mg of Hydrocortisone in the morning and 10 mg at lunchtime. That seems...
    ... interested in this topic as I have taken 30 mg of Hydrocortisone or 37.5 mg of Cortisone Acetate for 22 years now....

  37. sleepless in Ontario - recently diagnosed reply
    ... Count them - three! I found that when I decreased my hydrocortisone to 5mg-7.5mg in the afternoon, and I take it earlier...
    ... I've had Addison's for 9 years. I take hydrocortisone , 20 mg. in the morning and 10 mg. with dinner. My...

  38. Hydrocortisone and Bone weekness
    ... had Addison's for 9 years. I have always been on hydrocortisone . I have read where hydrocortisone is the best drug ... Predisone for it. Also, all steriods, Predisone, Hydrocortisone , etc. cause your bones to be weak. I just had a bone...

  39. Is Addison's Disease heraditary
    ... the Dr. knew so little he couldn't tell me if the HydroCortisone would hurt my child as I was nursing at the time,so...

Celiac Disease board

  1. Addison's disease and celiac disease
    ... level. They retested me after a few months on the hydrocortisone replacement, and found some improvement in my malabsorption...

Chronic Fatigue board

  1. Why does topical cortisone give me CF?
    ... (like Alclometasone dipropionate or off-the-shelf hydrocortisone ). These work like a miracle, temporarily curing the...
    ... if it could be an allergic reaction of some sort to hydrocortisone , since you seem to have a predisposition to allergies...

  2. Licorice Root Powder?
    ... using the standard medications like prednisone or hydrocortisone over licorice anyday as they are proven clinically...

  3. Hydrocortisone for chronic Fatigue???
    ... Is anyone on a low dose Hydrocortisone for CFS (5-10mg daily)?? I heard this can help with...

  4. anyone with CFS tried antivirals or thyroxine?
    ... and the CORTEF). The cortisol is CORTEF, a natural hydrocortisone . My saliva cortisol levels were below normal at 8AM...

  5. Pain in lymph nodes in neck
    ... I am using the books recommendations. I also use hydrocortisone cream, instead of cortef (for adrenal diseases) And...

  6. 24 Year Old Male Needs Your Help!
    ... you can get from most health stores 10. 20 mg of hydrocortisone - by prescription only. Finding a doctor that under...

  7. Being tired ISN'T normal!
    ... with fatigue. Convince your doctor to try low dose hydrocortisone therapy (5-10 mg/day), it can't hurt. If it works...

Diabetes board

  1. Possibly new to diabetes..?? (i hope not)
    ... medications. I've been in hospital recently with that, on hydrocortisone , potassium, heparin to prevent blood clots and lots ... of medication in a nebuliser. I got switched from hydrocortisone to prednisolone (oral steroid) on Friday morning ... much higher doses doses of steroids in the past more hydrocortisone or a higher dose of prednisolone and it barely affects ... my BSLs. I think last year I had 3 doses of hydrocortisone for asthma related probs + oral steroids (50mg) and...
    ... probs with elevated blood sugar levels on steroids (IV hydrocortisone and pred) I'm still hoping that this is something...

  2. diabetes and hypothyroidism
    ... someone with un Dx diabetes? What happens if you give hydrocortisone to someone with unDX diabetes? Robin...

  3. Diabetes and Yeast Infections in Men
    ... thought skin needed help healing. He gave Rx of 2.5% hydrocortisone cream to put on Bid. Everything looked good after...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. need advice please
    ... are some treatments out there involving low doses of hydrocortisone . Also putting people on T3 thyroid hormones. Nutritional...

  2. Does anyone have similar symptoms?
    ... insufficiency due to steroids. They started me on hydrocortisone , but never got better. I had two more crashes when ... they would lower my hydrocortisone . Well, I still feel horrible, when I do any little...

  3. Mad at the world!!!
    ... it so much more common than is known. Taking the hydrocortisone for me has made the difference between being constantly...

  4. Fibro + Sex - What's going on?
    ... lichen planus, an autoimmunie disease treated with hydrocortisone or a steroid cream. Most people respond to one short...

  5. In a quandry...golden, blue, anyone with suggestions.
    ... doc who will supervise you on a short-term bump of hydrocortisone or pred., with speedy weaning down. A number of studies...

  6. What does this mean???
    ... sufferers age 18 to 60 to study the effects of low-dose hydrocortisone on pain & other symptoms. Wish I could send you the...

  7. Others keep suggesting it's stress... I don't think so.
    ... itching and rash-like (comes and goes). Told me to use hydrocortisone cream (doesn't help). Since my surgery, I've also...

  8. Others keep suggesting it's stress... I don't think so.
    ... itching and rash-like (comes and goes). Told me to use hydrocortisone cream (doesn't help). Since my surgery, I've also...

  9. Health anxiety and fibro......
    ... Do not try this if you are on any steroid meds like hydrocortisone , or any other med that causes sodium retention. If...

  10. T3 (Cytomel)... my experience!
    ... nature thyroid and cytomel, along with cortef and hydrocortisone , dhea. I just raised my DHEA a few mgs, and my body...

Immune Disorders board

  1. Taking a shot here
    ... years I've been treating the DIV with a very strong hydrocortisone that is specially mixed by a local apothecary, along ... treatment remained the same, topical steroid and special hydrocortisone . I'm just not getting much better after all this...

Lupus board

  1. New Rash, Not Sure if it could be Lupus Related
    ... tried all sorts of lotions and creams on them like hydrocortisone , triple antibiotic, Sarna, Zims Crack Creme, Zinc...

  2. adrenal insufficiency old memeber
    ... am technically anorexic. i have been pumped full of hydrocortisone sevral times this year but that was done to drug reactions...
    ... am technically anorexic. i have been pumped full of hydrocortisone sevral times this year but that was done to drug reactions...

  3. Questions re: Lupus
    ... allergy or break out of some sorts. I have tried hydrocortisone creams, changing lotions and laundry deter but the...

  4. lupus & itching
    ... use of steriods in one form or another. The weak hydrocortisone they sell over-the-counter is useless as far as I...

  5. Lupus or not?
    ... tablets but it's not solving the problem. As regards hydrocortisone and steroid creams - I gave up on those. They don ... agonisingly itchy rash on my inner thigh and I rubbed a hydrocortisone cream into it, it just burned like mad. The pain...

  6. Does your rash itch???
    ... know what it feels like to be an animal with fleas. Hydrocortisone cream not doing a thing for the itching. Band-Aid...

Colds & Flu board

  1. Flu Shot Or Not?????
    ... patches, so it's more of an inconvenience. I do use hydrocortisone cream when necessary. My cold is on the decline...

Herpes board

  1. Do I have oral herpes?
    ... a desperate attempt at treating it but applying my hydrocortisone ointment I was prescribed by my doctor for the rashes ... legs, since I have eczema. But I just remembered that hydrocortisone is not to be applied to the skin on the face because...

  2. Test positive for herpes and then negative for type 1 and 2?
    ... those areas it gets really dry. My doctor gave me hydrocortisone for the dermatitis and reccomended that I get a dandroft...

  3. sound like herpes to you? need some advice!
    ... figured it was a yeast infection so I rubbed some hydrocortisone on it and figured I'd go pick up some cream for it...

  4. post herpes problems
    ... only gets about 1/2 way back. He has been given some hydrocortisone cream by our doctor but it doesnt seem to be having...

  5. yet another questions about h
    ... side. Could this be h? I have been trying to put hydrocortisone on it to see if it relieves the itching but I do sit...

  6. calling buildlynx - strange anal symptoms
    ... helpful. Oh by the way, my itching was cured by a hydrocortisone ointment that I was prescribed. Within a week it...

  7. Hello; just looking for some feedback
    ... mouth out. I went to the doctor and he told me to put hydrocortisone on the bumps. I have an appointment with a dermatologist...


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