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Fludrocortisone

hello, i was just wondering if many people with AMN take fludrocortisone? if so have you suffered any side effects? my consultant would like me to start taking this medicine.

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I have been taking it for 20 years. No know side effects. It is necessary to replace aldosterone to balance sodium if you have the adrenal insufficiency form of adrenomyeloneuropathy.

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ok thank you for your reply.

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I have Addison's secondary to AMN, and take 0.1 mg of fludrocortisone once a day. I don't think I've ever experienced side effects.

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ok thanks for your reply.

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I'm 60 and have Addison's since I was 13. I take 0.1mg daily. It is needed to increase my blood pressure. I used to have 1 very flat day at least once a month. Fludrocortisone has made me feel normal. I have shown signs of AMN for the last 25 years.

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interesting, thank you for your reply

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I have AMN and Addison's and have been taking Fludrocortisone for the past 6 years with no side effects and no nasty after taste.

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thank you for your reply.

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Fludrocortisone is standard fare with Addison's. I also take 0.1 daily with prednisone. We are "salt (NA) wasters" due to our deficiency of aldosterone. When we waste too much NA by sweating (or by urine), a lower blood volume may result and cause fatigue. You will also see added electrolytes in sports drinks to replenish lost fluids.

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interesting, thanks for your reply

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