How many have been taking Cortisol/Cortef over six months?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by laura81655, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. laura81655

    laura81655 New Member

    Hi , I was just wondering how many of you are staying on the Compounding Cortisol or Cortef for a significant amount of time and do you feel as though you need to continue with this? Also, what dose are you on? I have been on Compounding Cortisol for the last eight months and it has helped with my FM pain somewhat and fatigue. I am on 10 mg. I had a bone density test last month and it was normal, so I am wondering if it is okay to remain on this indefinately?? Thanks...

    Laura
  2. onedaymagpie

    onedaymagpie New Member

  3. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    I'm on hydrocortisone, the cheap old generic version of Cortef.

    My PCP wants me to go off it, though. I posted today about this, if you want to see what I wrote.

    I think I am going to wean off. I take 20 mg/day and plan to go down to 15 mg/day and see how I do. If that goes well, I'll keep going down by 5 mg at a time.
  4. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    I think you are on a very low dose. Our doc said you could take the 20 mg. dose for a year with no ill effects.