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  1. Adrenal Antibodies Test ?
    ... 25 mg a day. This translates to between 3-6 mg of prednisone a day. This is a SMALL dosage of steriods. It is...

  2. New to board and newly diagnosed AI - need help!
    ... people I think. May have a problem with things like Prednisone though.. i had a trial of it about 5 years ago to...
    ... Sypher7;3770020] May have a problem with things like Prednisone though.. i had a trial of it about 5 years ago to...

  3. Adrenal Insufficiency and methylprednisolone
    ... where your coming from i have addisons and being on prednisone for 5yrs have just switched to hc and am having...
    ... what I am. Here is what I can tell you about the HC, prednisone and what I take - methylprednisolone after doing a ... glucocorticoids. I noticed a difference when I took prednisone v. methylprednisolone and couldn't figure out why...
    ... What are these doctors thinking with the methy...and prednisone . They suck. My opinon and kills your kidneys. Cortisone...
    ... i have been on prednisone for 5yrs and suffer from bad panic attacks and ... not any doctor linked it to prednisone also swelling and weight i am so cross as it was ... hc but i have got a lot of withdrawel now from the prednisone and having to cope the best i can as my doctor is...
    ... [QUOTE=josephine7;3729786]i have been on prednisone for 5yrs and suffer from bad panic attacks and ... not any doctor linked it to prednisone also swelling and weight i am so cross as it was ... hc but i have got a lot of withdrawel now from the prednisone and having to cope the best i can as my doctor is...
    ... is it dont last as long as pre bad withdrawel from prednisone joint pain bad fatigue but i am going to try and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: methylprednisolone Florinef

  4. feeling worse on Cortef
    ... and are hydrocortisone and medrol, medium are like prednisone . The body has a diurnal cycle - so just taking...
    ... individual. Medrol's half life is roughly the same as prednisone , but Medrol is much better on the liver so is recommended...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone Medrol

  5. Hi, I'm new to this board and new to Addison's
    ... stubborn to go to the doctor! I have been prescribed Prednisone and Fludrocortisone. Also Protonix for stomach acid...
    ... Prednisone ... hmm well soon you will gain the weight back and ... the body but you only have to take it once a day. Prednisone lasts 18-36 hours. A normal body has a rise in cortisol...
    ... i started out on prednisone and florinef but after 6 months i switched to hydrocortison...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Protonix Cymbalta Florinef Hydrocortisone

  6. relationship between TSH and cortisol
    ... nil) ? it rapidly decreased when i started taking prednisone then began to go back up when i switched to cortef...

  7. 16 With Addison's Disease.
    ... scary) but hang in there, I know if I didn't take my prednisone at night, and sometimes I just plain out forgot, but...

  8. Cortef and weight gain
    ... tell the truth, cortef is a heck of a lot better than prednisone in terms of water weight. I had to accept that...

  9. diagnostic tests advice
    ... is equal to 1600 mg of hydrocortisone and 400 mg of prednisone so she had the equivalences of 11,200 mg of HC and ... 2800 mg of prednisone over 7 days. That goes way beyond an insane amount...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone Potassium

  10. confused
    ... other medications are you taking? How much Cortef or prednisone ? If you are getting enough, you should start to feel...

  11. Son With Addisons- Very Nauseous
    ... cardiologist 4 weeks ago. In the past when he's taken prednisone his BP always goes way high also. I appreciate...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  12. Dexamethazone?
    ... acting steroid. While a long acting steroid such as prednisone , which is the next step usually, allows for once a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  13. Just Diagnosed with Addison's
    ... synthetically and goes by the names of cortisone, prednisone , hydrocortisone, or dexasmethasone. Hydrocortisone ... is 1/4 to 1/5 the strength of prednisone .. and it is closest to what our body would make if...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  14. florinef dosages
    ... the same symptoms that I had before starting on the prednisone and florinef, so I would REALLY like to get the dosages...
    ... that may be part of the problem. :) I was put on prednisone (used to replace the cortisol) and florinef a year ... Addison's disease. I had some side effects so my prednisone dosage was adjusted about 6 months ago. I am hoping...
    ... the same symptoms that I had before starting on the prednisone and florinef, so I would REALLY like to get the dosages...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  15. Dexamethasone question
    ... very normal dose'. Are other types of steroids like prednisone or hydrocortisone any better or worse? I did finally...
    ... is why is it not good to take HC after 4pm. Now, prednisone and dexamethasone are long acting steroids. Pred lasts...
    ... real equivlent is 1/32 mg dex = 5 mg HC = 1 1/4 mg prednisone = 1 mg medrol, thus 1 mg dex = 160 mg HC = 40 mg ... prednisone = 32 mg Medrol. So 6/32 mg which also equals 3/16...
    ... heard of many people taking medrol, which is methyl prednisone and is also an intermediate acting steroid like prednisone...
    ... my friends are on 20mg. Those I know that take prednisone seem to have the most side effects (even if not cush...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone dexamethasone Medrol

  16. Does anyone have secondary adrenal insufficiency?
    ... from 200/170 to 50/40 in a matter of seconds. i take prednisone , synthroid, metformin, and i haven't had a period...
    ... from 200/170 to 50/40 in a matter of seconds. i take prednisone , synthroid, metformin, and i haven't had a period...
    ... secondary adrenal insufficiency and can't get off prednisone . Who is your doc at UPenn? Do you like?...
    ... thanks for the info, if i go one day without my prednisone , my bp goes way down it has been as low as 40/30,...
    ... a fairly normal life as long as I don't go off my prednisone ! Once I go off the prednisone it is all over that ... is the problem. I really feel good on the prednisone but two things: is it good to be on the prednisone...
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  17. Addisonian Crisis when Pregnant...anyone else?
    ... 7mg - are you functional on 7mg? Is that HC and not prednisone ?...

  18. Generic Cortef
    ... I've always taken generic since switching from prednisone and i haven't had any problems at all with it. Of...

  19. My son's labs...13 years old
    ... doctor's preference, it is usually hydrocortosone or prednisone . Hydocortisone is preferable, in my opinion, as it ... more closely mimic a natural diurnal rhythm. Often, prednisone is given for once a day dosing but it is a long acting...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium

  20. cushingoid or cushings syndrome
    ... neuro at first try to just give me large doses of prednisone ! I about ripped his head off (early 'roid rage LOL...

  21. Concerned about long term steroid usage
    ... expensive!) Has anyone else had this problem? I am on Prednisone 5 mg. once a day and Florinef 0.1 mg once a day. ...
    ... Ah prednisone . While your 5mg is about 25mg of hydrocortosone, it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  22. Concerned about long term steroid usage
    ... expensive!) Has anyone else had this problem? I am on Prednisone 5 mg. once a day and Florinef 0.1 mg once a day. ...
    ... You have every reason to be concerned. Prednisone has a lot of side effects. While it has the ease of ... also why time of day is so important for testing. Prednisone lasts for 18-36 hours, therefore, does not follow...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Zoloft Hydrocortisone

  23. Concerned about long term steroid usage
    ... expensive!) Has anyone else had this problem? I am on Prednisone 5 mg. once a day and Florinef 0.1 mg once a day. ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  24. Switching from prednisone+florinef to only cortef
    ... I was taking 5 mg of prednisone and .1 of florinef. the doctor asked me to try 25...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  25. adrenal? should this happen after exercise?
    ... who is doing the least well has a really bad case of prednisone induced-Cushing's sadly which gave her bone necrosis...
    ... subtotal hystorectomy to deal with. I take 2.5 mg of prednisone in the morning and 2 mgs in the afternoon.I also take...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Crestor Lantus

  26. Should AM Cortisol Level be a lot higher than PM level?
    ... make cortisol. That is what I have. I take 5 mg of prednisone ( I didn't do well on cortef it caused me to hold...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  27. Daughter back to testing for Addisons, any advice?
    ... cortisol was still normal) so my dr. started me on prednisone and Florinef. So, don't give up-- sometimes the symptoms...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Potassium

  28. skin changes with addisons?
    ... of people developing acne when they start to take prednisone or cortef, but what about other skin changes? i developed...
    ... invisible, i just don't like it :) i have been taking prednisone and florinef since july. so the "rash" developed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  29. Extremely Very Cold & Dizzy W/ Headache ?? Help!!
    ... Hi I had that extreme coldness before I was put on prednisone and florinef. I would lie on the couch with piles...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  30. Severe, Chronic Abdominal Pain...Anyone else experience this?
    ... abdominal pain. The docs were confident that the prednisone would cure the abdominal pain, but that has not been ... proceeded to get worse even after trying stress doses of prednisone , and going through every test imaginable. My...

  31. weaning off of Cortef...??
    ... doctor gives cortisol in the form of steroids such as prednisone , dexamethasone, hydrcortisone (there are many types...
    Medications also discussed in this post: dexamethasone

  32. Sick and desperate
    ... unusual coloring went away as soon as i started taking prednisone . A lot of your symptoms sound like the same ones...

  33. does anyone know of addisons specialist in michigan??
    ... taking too many replacement corticosteroids, e.g., prednisone , cortisone, cortef, etc. Psychologists have long...

  34. think I am going crazy
    ... It sounds like you are having side effects from prednisone or some other steroid. Maybe the dr will cut the...

  35. Cortef Side Effects
    ... also started walking daily. Another alternative is prednisone , but that also causes weight gain, and I think it...

  36. Weight GAIN
    ... in my case, that's a good thing). I'm still taking prednisone ( 5 mg), about to switch to cortisol so we'll see...

  37. I am new to addisons and know nothing about it when do meds help?
    ... need cortisol replacement in the form of Cortef or Prednisone . Once you get on this medication, your symptoms should...
    ... hydrocortisone, and the next day i started taking prednisone and florinef orally. 3 days later i felt almost 100...
    ... of about 5-10mg. However, some people do better on prednisone . It is longer acting so people feel that they are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Hydrocortisone Potassium

  38. does taking cortisol lead to cushings
    ... than some of the other longer acting steroids such as prednisone and deximethisone. Keep that in mind. Lots of people...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  39. Primary misdiagnosed as Secondary?
    ... symtoms of Primary. I'm currently taking 5mg of prednisone a day. I also have Type I Diabetes and Hypothyroidism...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  40. long term treatment for Addison's - medication
    ... I have been taking prednisone for a month and a half now (down to 5 mg) to treat ... looking for a longer term plan. I feel great on the prednisone but have heard it can have ill effects in the long ... is interested, the only side effects i've had with prednisone are slight weight gain ( a good thing in my case,...
    ... supplement your body with Vitamin D and Calcium, as the Prednisone causes a depletion of the absorbtion of calcium, thus ... weakening bones and eventually causing osteoporosis. Prednisone also decreases the immune system, so Vitamin C daily...
    ... hearing about people who have taken both (cortef / prednisone ) and have a preference - although it sounds more...
    ... hearing about people who have taken both (cortef / prednisone ) and have a preference - although it sounds more ... of the three I am feeling so good again. I took prednisone years ago but don't recall exactly what for. I do...
    ... calcium supplments and vitamin d! I prefer cortef to prednisone - less immediately acting side effects....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  41. Feeling scared and alone
    ... resutls and says she will probably be starting me on prednisone . I am very scared. The doctor believes I ended up...

  42. is this possible???
    ... estrogen?? (my insuf. was supposedly caused by using prednisone for a few years...)..Could there be another reason...

  43. I have recently been diagnosed with Addisons
    ... how long before it would affect them. My dad was on Prednisone for a few years due to emphazema and he broke his ... without it. What meds have you been on? Cortef or Prednisone ? Florinef? Florinef is very important if you have...
    ... years. Then because of production problems I took prednisone and several other steriods. I went to a new endo...
    ... on aldosterone. I had symptoms of having too much prednisone once I started taking it, so I am on a low dose but...
    ... Yes they put me on Fludrocortisone 0.1mg and on Prednisone 5mg. I've had to stop them, now my blood pressure...
    ... Yes they put me on Fludrocortisone 0.1mg and on Prednisone 5mg. I've had to stop them, now my blood pressure...
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  44. test for sodium and pottasium
    ... replies...I have secondary insuffiency.. caused by prednisone ....nasty stuff... Dr. had tried to wean me last...

  45. tOO MANY YRS. OF PAIN MEDS?cause adrenal fatigue?
    ... surgeries did you have? It's usually steroids like Prednisone long term which can cause adrenal failure. It's hard...
    ... mg. a day for about 1 1/2 yrs.....wow.. I was on prednisone for a few years several yrs. ago...but the pain meds...
    ... too much...so have to give it a bit longer. I had prednisone for FMS several years ago...and that is what caused...

  46. anyone lost bowel control with addisons
    ... holding my water' for long when on the dosages of prednisone and florinef that the docs first put me on....... ... PDR dosages.......I finally have gone with ONE 5MG prednisone and ONE 0.1 florinef daily in the am.....nothing after...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef

  47. Is low cortisol the cause of muslce and fatigue issues?
    ... levels were low. I am doing better now that I am on Prednisone . I need to have my potasium levels checked. I drink...

  48. secondary adrenal insufficency
    ... adrenal insufficiency in late January due to long term prednisone use for Crohn's disease. We got the diagnosis from ... the process of weaning him down. He now takes 5 mg. Prednisone in the morning and 5 mg. Cortef at night. Apparently ... prednisone has a longer life than the Cortef. My son's initial...

  49. Newbie here
    ... have Addison's, you will not be able to go off the prednisone for the rest of your life, as your body needs the...

  50. ACTH test results and treatment ?
    ... and error with meds, he is on 5mg Cortef and 5 mg Prednisone in the morning and 10mg Cortef in the evening. Does...
    ... it goes... Dx. with Crohn's Oct. '05 put on 40 mg prednisone and eventually weaned off by the end of January '06 ... 9 mg of Entocort and a fast wean (4 weeks) of his prednisone . The doctors felt that the Entocort which is more ... crohn's inflammation. Then about 3 weeks after the Prednisone , he was still on Entocort and had a few days of IV...
    ... terrible, nasty itchy rash (started about 6 months before prednisone was introduced) that the doc was treating with 60 ... mg of prednisone for about 6 months. She showed me acth stim test ... talking to your doc about. Actually, I never recommend prednisone since it is hard on the liver. The liver converts ... the prednisone to prednisolone, a process that is tough on the liver...
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  51. Adrenal Fatigue insomnia
    ... Cortisol is replaced using hydrocortisone (Cortef), prednisone or cortisone. Fludrocortisone (Florinef) replaces...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Hydrocortisone Potassium

  52. Cortef
    ... every day for mineral corticoids and I take 7 mg. of prednisone every other day. My endo is trying to get the adrenal ... glands to come back by having no prednisone every other day. It is supposed to help the adrenal ... endo wants me to try to reduce the mg. dosage of the prednisone , If poosible. Each time I dropped a mg. it was so...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Hydrocortisone

  53. low cortisol
    ... blood work and saliva test. The reason for his other prednisone injections was for sinus/allergy like symtpoms. He...
    ... blood work and saliva test. The reason for his other prednisone injections was for sinus/allergy like symtpoms. He...
    ... Was the prednisone in addition to the Cortef? How are you splitting...
    ... [QUOTE=WandaB;2746598]Was the prednisone in addition to the Cortef? How are you splitting ... and sometimes more in the summer....I quit on the prednisone , to take the cortef again, I hate the prednisone,...
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  54. Feeling "low", getting puffy.
    ... I was using the hydrocortisone cream with the prednisone last week and I really did feel better. After about ... off the hydro cream for three days (only taking the prednisone ) and I crashed badly today. I felt just like I ... d never taken the prednisone . Weak as a kitten, shaky, uncoordinated, heart slamming ... today. It only lasted about an hour. I hate the prednisone . I’ve never tolerated it well. I swell like a ... some input if someone has the time. 1) No more prednisone . The hydrocortisone cream has 10mg of hydrocortisone ... effects for up to 6 months. Before I started the prednisone , I was starting to go downhill, but wasn’t even...
    ... I could get to the new doctor.) I'm back on the prednisone and starting to feel better. I guess I'll just have ... help with salt loss. I'm wondering if that's why the prednisone alone doesn't make me feel great. (I'm craving salt...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  55. Anyone here on Disability?
    ... cough? To get rid of it you may need high doses of prednisone which is more anti-inflammatory. If you get a bad...
    ... cough? To get rid of it you may need high doses of prednisone which is more anti-inflammatory. If you get a bad...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  56. Someone please advise
    ... I was on long term prednisone to treat another existing condition. After surgery ... adrenal gland was asleep because it was relying on prednisone to do it's job. He wasn't sure if it was permanently ... asleep or just temporarily. He put me back on prednisone ..10 mg..then slowly weaned me down to 7 1/2 mg, then ... ask for another ACTH test, will taking the 5 mg of prednisone daily affect the results of this test and show it...
    ... I believe taking prednisone would interfer with the ACTH stimulation test. ... How many years did you take prednisone & how much daily? Have you had a CT scan of your ... doctor had you try to taper. Are you taking all 5mg prednisone at once in the morning?...
    ... I've been on prednisone for aprox 20 + years. During flares of an existing ... further tapering.. My Family doctor prescribed 1 mg prednisone tabs, so I took ....5 mg one day, and 4.5 mgs the...

  57. Is this what it's going to be like from now on??
    ... Today was day 2 on the prednisone . (I know, I know, I have to give it a chance) I ... of 1.75. Again, it took an hour and a half for the prednisone to kick in, but when it did I was rolling right along ... make it from one dose to the next. How long does the prednisone do it's job anyway? Is it supposed to go for 12 hours...
    ... you need it? I am wondering why your doc put you on prednisone as it does take longer to work. It lasts longer in ... mentioned you need 1mg tablets if you plan to stay on prednisone . Most people are started on a higher dose when first...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone Florinef

  58. Condused about adsions and Cortef
    ... take the CORTEF and gain a ton of weight, I heard prednisone can make you gain a TON of weight....PLEASE HELP ME...
    ... more. I have some friends with Addison's who are on prednisone , and they gained more weight -- by far -- than I did...
    ... take the CORTEF and gain a ton of weight, I heard prednisone can make you gain a TON of weight....PLEASE HELP ME...

  59. Prednisone Vs. Cortef (Hydrocortisone)
    ... Prednisone has a long half life (lasts longer) than Cortef or ... Hydrocortisone (generic for Cortef). Many take Prednisone as a replacement. It has to be converted in the liver ... the other. I don't do well on Cortef. How much Prednisone did you take for poison ivy?...
    ... days. The fatigue was still there however. Does prednisone help raise cortisol levels?...
    ... 5mg prednisone would be a min replacement dose for addisons/adrenal ... tell your adrenals they don't have to work. Was the prednisone tapered at the end of the treatment? Yes, prednisone ... hydrocortisone as it is like what a normal body produces. Prednisone has more anti-inflammatory benefits & is used for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  60. When do I start feeling better?
    ... diagnosis of Addison's. The dr put me on 2.5mg of prednisone two times a day and I'll start taking it on Wednesday ... felt great for the first time in decades. Will the prednisone kick in that fast?...
    ... You should have more of the prednisone in the morning than in the second dose. When using ... prednisone I took 4mgs a.m. & 1mg about 5pm. We should have ... minutes after getting up in the morning. It takes prednisone longer to convert in the liver. Don't know where ... docs get their info?!?!?! You apparently have 5mg prednisone so they tell you to just split it. What you need...
    ... I broke one of the tablets in half and took 3.75mg prednisone in the morning. It took about an hour and a half...

  61. Desperate words of a desperate man
    ... Linda. I was diagnosed in 1998 & took a low dose of prednisone for a year hoping my adrenals would wake up. No luck ... I believe was whooping cough, then given high dose prednisone a couple times for the cough that wouldn't go away...
    ... forum was why I thought it was her.. and as for the prednisone .. you were on a high dose of it but still had a crisis...
    ... you need to know for sure. I was tapered off the prednisone twice. After the second taper it was several days ... later that I got sick. I did blame the prednisone for a long time until the endo finally mentioned he...
    ... you need to know for sure. I was tapered off the prednisone twice. After the second taper it was several days ... later that I got sick. I did blame the prednisone for a long time until the endo finally mentioned he...
    ... I also requested scripts for both hydrocortisone & prednisone . I was questioned, but got it. I told him it was ... permission. If I get a bad cold I stress dose with the prednisone which has more anti-inflammatory benefits. Has been...
    ... I also requested scripts for both hydrocortisone & prednisone . I was questioned, but got it. I told him it was ... permission. If I get a bad cold I stress dose with the prednisone which has more anti-inflammatory benefits. Has been...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  62. switching from prednizone to hydrocortizone
    ... back & forth several times from Hydrocortisone to prednisone . Since you were taking the max dose of prednisone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Hydrocortisone

  63. I don't feel well.
    ... pm. I'm wondering if I should try another .5mg prednisone in the pm. And if I should try upping my florinef...
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  64. taking all prednisone in the morning
    ... addisons? Do you take Florinef? Did your doc start you on prednisone instead of hydrocortisone for a good reason? Sorry...
    ... fludorcortisone. the doctor told me he had me take prednisone because i would have to take it less often but he ... i do not know enough about the difference between prednisone and hydrocortisone to make a good choice. would appreciate...
    ... normal body. The max dose would be 30mg, equal to the prednisone you are taking. 15mg a.m, 10mg at noon & 5mg about ... 5pm would be a common way to take it. Prednisone has to be converted in the liver so takes longer to ... longer half life. Lasts longer. If you stay on the prednisone it would be good to have some hydrocortisone on hand ... for stress dosing as it works faster. I keep 1mg prednisone on hand to use for stress dosing a bad cold with inflamatio ... n involved. Prednisone has more anti-inflammatory benefits. At the moment...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Hydrocortisone

  65. Question about hydrocortisone/cortef
    ... get out of bed. Now, she suggests the same for my Prednisone , I assume for the same reason, but I said I had trouble ... But I do know of other people who take a dose of Prednisone at night and it works fine for them. I can only assume...
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  66. Adrenal Insufficiency and Meds Adjustment
    ... and usually have to switch to brand. I am on generic prednisone , and I will be seeing my doc this week for the first...
    ... Caat, What mg is your prednisone tablet that you are taking half of...5,10 or 20mg...
    ... What mg is your prednisone tablet that you are taking half of...5,10 or 20mg ... up it on Thursday. I started out without taking Prednisone at all. I just started on it a couple of months ago...
    ... asthma is giving me trouble so I have switched to all Prednisone for a few days. Trying to stay at the same dose as...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Synthroid Hydrocortisone

  67. Adrenal Fatigue (Success stories w/ Cortef)
    ... you do better on. I do best on Hydrocortisone or Prednisone , but know of many who take Cortef & do fine. We are ... When I have to increase for a cold or broncitis I use Prednisone . Sometimes use total Prednisone for it's anti-inflammatory...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone

  68. Question for Wanda or anyone else with information on Autoimmune Antibody Test
    ... case with the people who have to take high doses of prednisone for asthma or arthritis. Some end up on cortisol replacemen...
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  69. Addisons and anxiety
    ... I take Florinef and synthroyd and prednisone , I was on another sterroid, but it just was not lasting...
    ... Some people have anxiety from prednisone . How much are you taking each day? Do you split...
    ... or evenings. I could over dose on hydrocortisone or prednisone & feel wired every day. This would cause eventual ... women normally takes 25mg hydocortisone (equals 5mg prednisone ), & takes an additional 2.5mg hydrocortisone each ... This same gal has days when she must rest. 10mg prednisone all at once every day would certainly give me anxiety ... there is a good reason you are on twice the amount of prednisone most of us would take. You are getting a BIG hit ... at once. When first diagnosed I was put on 7.5mg prednisone . The max dose. When I learned better I tapered to ... with the help of a doctor. Small amount would be 1mg prednisone . You would need 1mg tablets to do this. Take care...
    ... and I just wanted to tell you thanks. I am on Prednisone now and I am gaining weight, my hands are swollen ... but corisol was low, so I had to go up to 20 mg of prednisone ......yuck......any ideas.....ps. I am now on paxil...
    ... very" dangerous. Normal replacement is 5 to 7.5mg prednisone . You really must do something to help yourself...
    ... stay? See the doc. Normal replacement is 5 to 7.5mg prednisone . Could your eye swelling be a sign of being allergic...
    ... I am on Prednisone now and I am gaining weight, my hands are swollen ... but corisol was low, so I had to go up to 20 mg of prednisone ...... There is no blood test for prednisone that ... I am aware of. Prednisone will depress natural cortisol levels but it acts in ... place of that hormone. Blood tests can't detect prednisone (one reason most doctors don't use predisone for replacemen ... t purposes) so no matter how high you raise your prednisone intake, you won't find an increase in blood cortisol...
    ... And that was prednisone NOT progesterone. I'm starting to loose it....
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  70. 2nd ACHT blood test..
    ... before that....caused by the insuffiency. Had been on prednisone for several years (5 mg. a day)...but had been off ... the Cortef can't be any worse than coming off of the prednisone , can it?? I already have back pain, leg...pain &...

  71. How is ya'll's sleep?
    ... cough that just wouldn't go away so the doc prescribed prednisone a couple different times for a week. After that I...

  72. Addisons and frequent urination
    ... disease and other autoimmune diseases which he takes prednisone , fludrocortisone, synthyroid, oscal, rocaltrol for...
    ... Vicki, Please tell us how much prednisone & florinef your son takes. It could be helpful to...
    ... Hi Wanda, My son takes 5mg of prednisone in the AM, and 2.5mg at night. His dosage of fludrocortison...
    ... Vicki, What is the reason his endo has him taking prednisone instead of Cortef or Hydrocortisone? How old is...
    ... and thin, and is always hungry. His endo believes prednisone is the best medication for addisons, and also has...
    ... and thin, and is always hungry. His endo believes prednisone is the best medication for addisons, and also has...
    ... don't. Actually if you take replacement doses of prednisone or hydrocortisone then your body doesn't produce ATCH...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Florinef Hydrocortisone

  73. Looking for help
    ... I even was septic and had peritonitis. I do take prednisone every day. Currently I have been experiencing extreme...
    ... Sorry you are feeling so bad. Please tell us how much Prednisone you take & what time of day. What other supplements...
    ... I take 10mg of prednisone a day. I take it in the morning. I was spliting it...
    ... the reason your doc has you taking a high dose of prednisone ? The normal dose is 5mg to 7.5mg daily. Many...
    ... a bone scan. Since you are on such a high dose of prednisone it would be good to see the condition of your bones ... mention why you are on a higher than normal dose of Prednisone . This could make you feel lousy. You are most...
    ... body needs it. When I am sick I take up to 30mg of prednisone orally. In the hospital they give me 100mg of solumedrol ... about puffing up. We have tried to cut down on the prednisone however, my body goes into an adrenal crisis. When ... I do not take prednisone my cortisol levels do not even show and when I take...
    ... with your doctor. I would guess you could taper your prednisone after being on Florinef for a bit. You could try ... splitting your 10mg prednisone . Take 7.5mg in the morning & 2.5mg about 3pm. That ... you would feel better on a bit of Florinef & less prednisone . Anyway worth a try. If you took Hydrocortisone ... instead of prednisone you would get a bit of what Florinef has in it also ... system. When I have had broncitis I take 30 or 40mg prednisone for 3 days & then back to my normal Hydrocortisone...
    ... cloudy feelings...Also...I am taking florinef and 20 of prednisone daily along with thyroid meds, I was not aware that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium Medrol Florinef Hydrocortisone

  74. Adrenal insufficient - now Addison's? Need lab help!
    ... causing my trouble... I've been also taking 5mg prednisone and 25mg DHEA daily for adrenal insufficiency and ... my doc tonight and he's going to change over my 5mg prednisone to 30mg Cortef, double the DHEA to 50mg, and double...
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  75. trying to get active again
    ... wonder how he does it. i am presently taking 5mg of prednisone in the am and pm. would going to a natural steroid...
    ... Cortef, but many do. You are on a "high" dose of prednisone . Unless there is a real need, this could be having...
    ... to help. have you heard of this tablet? my dosage ( prednisone ) is high i think due to my weight (250 lbs). if you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocortisone