How long til the cortisone helps?

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How long til the cortisone helps?

Postby stolar » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:31 pm

I've been on 20 mg of Hydrocortisone for a week and half now.

I'm still getting dizzy when standing and have a wide body temperature range (96 to 99).

Does anyone have advice on how long these Addison's effects take to subside?
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Re: How long til the cortisone helps?

Postby gkardel » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:44 pm

Did your doc say whether you have primary or secondary Addisons? How's your blood pressure, sodium, potassium and renin levels been. The dizziness you have could be a result of low blood pressure. If you have primary Addisons and have these symptoms, you probably need to take florinef.

I started to feel better very quickly after starting cortef.


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