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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of hydrocortisone oral.

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35 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Addison's Disease
1/20/2016 11:17:14 PM

Reviewer: eelman, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After being extremely fatigued for years (not being able to get out bed in the morning), the doctors finally figured out the adrenal glands issue, was causing my problems. Since started taking hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone, have had a high increase in energy and stamina. no weight gain, but have noticed an increase in hair growth.

Condition: Addison's Disease
1/4/2016 4:47:04 AM

Reviewer: Rosie, 45-54 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I feel fantastic when l first started taking it 3 years ago. I felt so tired, l did not believe how good l felt after a few weeks on medication. As time has gone by l do not always feel bright as l feel l should be. My blood tests are apparently acceptable. I do not find weight gain a problem.

Condition: Addison's Disease
12/22/2015 10:00:04 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Addison's after spending 11 days in the ICU. I have been on hydrocortisone/Cortef for a little over year and a half. I have been having a lot of fatigue. At first I just wanted to eat everything,now I don't really have a appetite just crave salt,get extremely fatigued quite often and feel weak.

Condition: Addison's Disease
12/3/2015 5:47:15 PM

Reviewer: frustrated, 35-44 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency about a year a go after I had a bleed in my adrenal glands. I have to hydrocortisone 10 in the morning 5 in the afternoon and 5 at night as well as fludrocort. I have set every alarm in the house and still at times forget. I am afraid to gain weight and am simply miserable. Tired, vomiting in the morning and going to bed at 730 its crazy

Condition: Addison's Disease
5/16/2015 3:06:02 PM

Reviewer: maryf, 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:
My satisfaction was reduced one star because of the horrible aftertaste the pills leave in my mouth!

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