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Itch (Latin: pruritus) is a Wikt:sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch has resisted many attempts to class...
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Hydrocortisone
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Other name: Cortef Cortef
Other name: Deltasone Deltasone
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Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is a corticosteroid hormone, or glucocorticoid, produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress (medicine) and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through g...
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Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ...
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Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is a corticosteroid hormone, or glucocorticoid, produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress (medicine) and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through g...
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a glucosteroid, not hydro. i did experience some mood swings...
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" ...steroids with pred, got switched to hydrocortisone, and now back to ...less side effects than pred because pred is a glucosteroid, not hydro. i did experience some mood swings when... "

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but to go back on the Prednisone for some pain relief. Sh...
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" ...stopped the Prednisone and switched over to hydrocortisone 10 mg spaced throughout ...the day. At first, I felt more immediate pain relief from the hydrocortisone but then I ended ...no choice but to go back... "

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was having severe insomnia, flushed face, mood swings,...
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" ...free. I now take hydrocortisone with no noticeable side-effects and it is helping .... To be honest, Prednisone caused more harm than good to my bones, immune system, etc.. I was having severe... "

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for 3 months, had trouble tapering due to symptoms...
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" I was on prednisone for 3 months, had trouble tapering due to symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. So ...I was switched to hydrocortisone and haven't been able to taper. I am on 30 mg (20mg AM/10 mg in... "

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took prednisone every other day were not good for me. My c...
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" ...times that I took prednisone every other day were not good for me. My current doc told me that she doesn't like the every other day plan, because it can be too much of a shock on a person's body.... "

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am doing so much better on the prednisone! I noticed a...
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" Hi Tanya, My Endo switched me from Hydrocortisone to prednisone. I was taking 35 mg ...i take 5 mg of prednisone (2.5 first thing n the ...2.5 around noon. I am doing so much better on the... "

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You can switch from pred straight to HYDROCORTISONE......
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" ...to you. You can switch from pred straight to HYDROCORTISONE... No ...all. Ask your doctor! Hydrocortisone is a more natural steroid that the body produces anyway, so why not try it! I have had no side... "

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I think finding the right timing of the meds helps...
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" ...prednisone at bedtime). The Hydrocortisone only works for about 4 hours for me. I can't walk when ...without the longer lasting prednisone. I think finding the right timing of the meds helps manage... "

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me on prednisone which caused tons of side effects along...
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" ...since 2001. They first put me on prednisone which caused tons of side effects along with me being ...it. Then I was switched to hydrocortisone generic with much improvement in side effects but finding... "

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I also have better circulation after taking prednisone (but...
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" I took hydrocortisone suppositories and it helped my circulation- right after ...I could breathe better? I also have better circulation after taking... "

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