Anyone on here type 1 and been put on Florinef or fludrocortisone for autonomic neuropathy? What are/were your experiences? For years I've been suffering from dizzy spells. Finally went to the ER…Continue
Hi everyone. I'm faced with a very difficult problem right now- the possibility of losing my health insurance. As of now I have health insurance through my job, but it has come to a point where I…Continue
I don't want to speak too soon, but since my appointment with my doctor, things have been going well, and not well at the same time. I fancy myself an optimistic person, so good news first: I seem to be adjusting to the Florinef pretty well. The awful side effects I was having seem to have tapered off. I still haven't found my happy place with my dosage, but I'll get there. .5 seems to do the trick, but then some days I still wake up so dizzy it's as if I never took the medication at all.…Continue
I'm back from my Endo visit, and things went shockingly well! Before going on an alternative to the florinef, she put me on an alternative dose, where I take .5 for two days, then .1. We'll see how that works. The down side of this is that she also said that this could be something that I have to suffer with for the rest of my life. I'm going to choose to stay focused on the positive here for the time being and not think about that. In other good news, my A1C is down a bit, and we talked…Continue
I'm about to go see my Endo in about 20 minutes. I'm nervous, anxious, and a little queasy. Last night I typed up a list of everything I need to talk about with her about her. I think I need to calm the heck down so I don't go in, guns all ablaze, like "I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU." I also have the supreme beginnings of a migraine today, so that's just grand. I felt it coming on yesterday but thought I had it nipped in the bud. Thank god I've been making a list of what I need to discuss…Continue
Well, my doctor apt is tomorrow, and I'll be asking for the Florinef alternative. Keeping my fingers crossed. Last night I had a migraine and went to bed early, thus forgetting both my migraine meds and my Florinef. When I got up today I definitely felt the repercussions of being late for it just those oh....6 hours? I woke up with not only a splitting headache but awfully dizzy.
I also found out last night that this drug makes you angry. I don't know if I'm even on enough of it to…