Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
when to stress dose
i got reeally nauseated two nights ago---and then got kind of nervous about wether or not i could have a problem.  the next day i was still nauseated and didn't feel good the whole day.  i wasn't sure if i should be stress dosing or not.  since i was a little nervous about it and figured it wouldn't hurt me----i went ahead and took a couple of extra doses of hydrocortisone.  i'm not sure yet how i feel today---right now i'm a little dizzy, but my blood sugar feels like it is dropping---so that could be it.  i had to take a little more pain killer than normal this morning to feel alright, but we are having barometric changes right and left.

how do i know when i am supposed to stress dose?  i'm so mad that my endo didn't tell me, and when i asked i didn't get much of an answer---and then a couple of months later a nurse called and asked if i had ever been given the info on stress dosing!!!  she told me to double my medication---i asked "for 3 days?" and was told yes---but i wasn't told what type of illnesses need stress dosing.  the nurse also told me that the doc had called in the wrong amount of medication for my emergency injection vial--i had already figured that out------and she told me that the doc had called in the right amount.  this was months ago---and the pharmacy recently told me that it was never called in.  this is the first time i have gotten sick, so i haven't worried too much about it.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
657231 tn?1453836403
I put information on stress dosing in the health pages - but always take the advice of your doctor first.

I don't double unless a fever is over 100. At 99, I add 5-10mg HC, fluids, and salt and see if I need more but this is ME - you may need more... this is my years of knowing my body. 3 days is ... strange - you may need more of less if it is the flu, or just a 24 hour thing. Make sure to have fluids if you have the runs or anything. Even sweating can effect us.

I also got anti-emitics such as zofran or phenergan so I could keep the oral meds down to work so I would not have to resort to the shot.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
Avatar f tn
Blank
5665 commented on Think LYRICA was culp...
Jul 21
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie commented on I had no idea there w...
Jul 18
Avatar f tn
Blank
Bourbondude69 commented on I had no idea there w...
Jul 18
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
657231 tn?1453836403
Blank
Northern, NJ
Adrenal Insufficiency Community Resources