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Condition: Addison's Disease
1/9/2015 12:22:02 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It took a year for the doctors to figure out what I had...after diagnosing Addison's, I was started on 5 mg hydrocortisone once a day. within 3 days I was up and feeling fine. I almost died before they figured it out! In 6 months I have gained 25 pounds. I had lost almost 100 lbs, so 25 is not too bad although I don't want to gain much more! I find that I'm thirsty all of the time, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Addison's Disease
3/26/2014 8:40:58 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have taken Hydrocortisone for over 30 years. My dosage is 20mg daily first thing in the morning, with or without food. I augment it with a .1 mg Flurocortisone. I feel great, am 72.

Condition: Addison's Disease
6/14/2013 6:48:05 PM

Reviewer: bamy122, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
To all of you with similar problems, how can we get in touch with e-mail? I've been taking 40 mg for 11 years. The first year I felt wonderful, but gradually i am feeling very tired lethargic, weak, and have achiness and pain. So I tried cutting my dose over the last couple of years to see if I was getting too much. I've been feeling worse so I just started back on my 40 mg, and feel be ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Addison's Disease
6/24/2012 4:03:49 PM

Reviewer: grandpa05, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have had increased sweating, waking up more during the night, and a little more urination.

Condition: Addison's Disease
5/20/2012 11:19:53 PM

Reviewer: vikky, Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed 5 years ago with addison's disease by Dr. Punim J. He saved my life. However, I have been gaining 5 to 10 pounds a year approx. I get tired so fast. I felt weak adn sometimes moody. if you have the same symptoms. I would love to talk to you. thank you. vikkytu@gmail.com

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