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Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?

Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?

Discuss with your MD: It mah be helpful.We do not know the details of your case.Often Fludrcorisone is used to help body retain salt and fluids Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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Will the cortisone steroid injections that i've been getting have a negative effect on my height growth?

Will the cortisone steroid injections that i've been getting have a negative effect on my height growth?

Maybe,maybe not: Anti inflamatory steroids can have a negative effect on hight if given in therapuetic levels for a significant period.That effect is avoided in many conditions by spreading out treatments and limiting the dost to minimum level required for desired effect.I would discuss your concerns with the treating physician who has more info about your specific case. ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Hydrocortisone acetate is a steroid?

Corticosteroids: Hydrocortisone acetate belongs to the family of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are made by the body in the adrenal gland as a stress response to help raise your blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Hydrocortisone acetate is a synthetic form of a corticosteroid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the side affects of cortisone steroid injection?

Can you tell me which are the side affects of cortisone steroid injection?

Like Any Other Inj: The worse part of an epidural injection is typically the local anesthetic administered to numb the skin. After that the needle typically feels like pressure. However as the needle enters the spinal canal or around the nerve root there can be some pain that is transient. Complications can be bleeding, infection, nerve damage and paralysis, but these are extremely rare. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people lose weight if on hydro-cortisone steroid tablets?

Yes: Unless you are on much higher than physiologic dose of Hydrocortisone (which appears to be unlikely in your case), don't blame your weight on hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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Do steroid injections(cortisone, esi)post or are they recorded on medical records?

Do steroid injections(cortisone, esi)post or are they recorded on medical records?

Should: All medications which are given to the patient should be recorded: preop, intraop, postoperative. ...Read more

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Does dexibuprofen have cortisone in it? Been prescribed 4 days of 3 x a day 300mg seractil. I am a singer and want nothing with steroids or cortisone.

Does dexibuprofen have cortisone in it? Been prescribed 4 days of 3 x a day 300mg seractil. I am a singer and want nothing with steroids or cortisone.

Nope: You're fine to take it. It's a very bland analgesic, in the same class as aspirin. Interestingly, Seractil (dexibuprofen) is the S-isomer of ibuprofen; ibuprofen is a mixture of the R- and S-isomers. While the S-isomer is more active, it's pretty much the same as if you take plain ibuprofen over the counter. Might be cheaper for you also. ...Read more

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Is a cortisone injections the same as epidural steroid injection?

Is a cortisone injections the  same as epidural steroid injection?

Well: Technically no difference, they are probably the same. However, if the cortisone injection is not done under an x-ray machine (fluoroscopic c-arm) then it could be that the cortisone injection may be just that an injection into the muscle like a trigger point injection. Speak with your doctor to get clarity about what you will be getting. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Cortizone (Definition)

Cortizone is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more