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Addison's Disease

Posted by @vicki, Oct 15, 2011

My husband’s general practitioner suspect’s he may have Addison’s Disease. She is prescribing 5 mg of Prednisone. He was on a higher dosage for about a decade due to ulcerative colitis. He has since had his colon removed. His symptoms appear to line up with this diagnosis, however, he tapered off prednisone in the past six months. Withdrawal from this drug seems to have similar symptoms. I am wondering if 5mg is going to help him feel better or if he needs to go on a higher dosage. Any experience with this disease? I would love to learn from your experience if you are willing to share it here. Thanks.



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Posted by @bgklaw, Jun 15, 2012

Your husband should see an endocrinologist ASAP. He may need 20 mg of hydrocortisone in the morning and 10 mg in the afternoon. He may have a tumor which could cause Addison’s disease. You should look into this ASAP.

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