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Solu Cortef Dosage
I am to begin taking cortef at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?
I'd recommend: U follow up with your dr and endocrinologist who should closely monitor your pituitary and adrenal status. It's a sensitive issue to maintain and taper off someone on chronic steroid use. Best wishes! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/an01624 http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=484. ...Read more
Will be on daily cortef at moderate dose, am curious if in addition to helping the problem i'm using it for if it'll also help hives, alrgc reactions?
Does low dose cortef heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.
No: Taking any dose of steroid causes the adrenal glands to work less, as the pituitary gland regulates your adrenal hormone level. If your adrenal glands truly do not work, you need lifelong adrenal hormone replacement. However, i see people who have been diagnosed with "adrenal fatigue". This is not a true medical diagnosis. Most of these people have no adrenal problem at all. ...Read more
Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef 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
Solu cortef: It doesn't treat it in any way. It may be used with other medications used to treat this condition, but in and of itself it doesn't. ...Read more
What to do if I'm allergic to solu-cortef and penicillin. need dental treatment but am worried about anaesthetic?
Allergy tsting: Hi, the advise I can give you is to see your dentist first and get an idea what kind of a treatment plan will be recommended. After it your dentist will give you samples of the anesthetics that will be used during the procedure and you can get tested with your MD for allergies to these anesthetics. Good luck to you! ...Read more
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