Adrenal Insufficiency Community
Chest Pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Adrenal Insufficiency.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Chest Pain

I have Hashimotos and just been diagnosed with addisons disease after having an addisons crisis, im on 100mg fludrocortisone and 10mg hydrocortisone am 5mg noon and 5mg in the evening, im still getting chest pain is this normal
Related Discussions
657231_tn?1390151580
100mg of fludrocortisone? Can you please check that? A normal dose for that medication is .1mg and that can make you swell up unless you work up to the dose carefully. 100mg would be a horrible overdose. That can cause you to retain too much sodium - I would go to the ER.

I don't know why your doc is having you take cortef (hyrdrocortisone) at night - is there a particular reason why he does not want you to sleep?

A normal person has a peak of cortisol in the morning and then it tapers off all day to next to nothing by midnight. The way your doctor has dosed you will keep you not normal. Most take the bulk in the morning, another dose mid afternoon and that is it. Are you being treated for your thyroid as well?

Perhaps you need to get another opinion?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
deddleman is ... Comment
23 hrs ago
746512_tn?1388811180
Blank
Tammy2009 adopted a new kitty for chr... Comment
Dec 22
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled wishes everyone a Merry Chr... Comment
Dec 22
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Guppy70
Fort Collins, CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
helyanna
Finland
Adrenal Insufficiency Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Guppy70
Fort Collins, CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
helyanna
Finland