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Is Hydrocortisone advisable for a woman in menopause stage?

I m going through menopause. Can I take hydrocortisone at this time? I ve had adrenal problems for years. In the past, I took them to help me sleep when I had insomnia. I m having trouble sleeping and again and am considering take a low dose to see what happens.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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Hello,

No, you should not take this drug, Hydrocortisone, on your own. It is corticosteroid and it can cause a lot of side effects which are very dangerous.

So better to consult a psychiatrist for your sleep disturbances and start appropriate treatment after consulting psychiatrist. Better not to take Hydrocortisone.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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