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lojobarn Message
3 Nov 2008, 05:42 AM

I am currently taking hydrocort, but my brothers dr. prescribed him prednisone. is anybody else taking prednisone?
kris Message
3 Nov 2008, 11:48 AM

Hi there. I used to take predn. But my doctor switched me to hydrocort because my cortisol level is low so i dont know which will be best for you.
Arod Message
25 Nov 2012, 03:15 PM

Hi my brother, I've just joined this forum and I've have addison since age 18 now I'm 44, and up to a couple of years ago was diagnosed with Adrenomyeloneuropathy while dealing with the symptoms since age 28. Since being diagnosed with Addison's I have always being taking Prednisone along with Florinef. Because I've being on Prednisone so long I was diagnosed with severe Ostoporosis,especially in the hips. My direct email is should anyone be interested in communicating about our struggles
Takecover Message
26 Nov 2012, 12:48 AM

I just joined this forum also. I was diagnosed with Addison's at age 41 and my Endocrinologist put me on Cortef and Florinef. Later, after I was diagnosed with AMN (at age 57), I found out that Prednisone and Fludrocortisone Acetate were much cheaper on my prescription program -- my Doctor let me switch and I have had good blood tests since changing. I don't think there is any difference between the drugs, just name brand versus generic.
cindil Message
1 Dec 2012, 04:29 AM

Hydrocort or cortef or hydrocortisone all have more of the minerals and glucocorticoids normally excreted by the adrenal gland