Do you ever use dosing beyond 20mg of Cortef?

Published: October 7, 2013

I have your book but can't find info on the following: Do you ever have patients go beyond 20mg of Cortef? Do you have patients slowly ramp up with hydrocortisol, or do you prescribe a full dosage right from the start?


I rarely go over 20 mg , though there are times I will. I most often start low and work up, but the adjustments to the dosing are often made quickly--but it is on a case by case basis.

Dr T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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