Endocrinology Expected Values and . Unit Conversion Tables: show the range of many hormones relating to adrenal insufficiency and could be of help in understanding the test results. How is Adrenal Insufficiency Treated? Just as some people with diabetes take insulin to live, people with adrenal insufficiency must take cortisol replacements (steroids) to live. Oral steroids such as prednisone, prednisolone, hydrocortisone , fludrocortisone , and dexamethasone are taken throughout the day. Dosing depends on weight and type of medication used. Many patients have found success using the Circadian Rhythm . There are also some cases in which a patient is better served by use daily injections of hydrocortisone or a subcutaneous pump . More on the pump.
Chills or cold flashes with goose bumps (" cold turkey ") alternating with flushing (hot flashes), kicking movements of the legs ("kicking the habit"  ) and excessive sweating are also characteristic symptoms.  Severe pains in the bones and muscles of the back and extremities occur, as do muscle spasms. At any point during this process, a suitable narcotic can be administered that will dramatically reverse the withdrawal symptoms. Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 h and 96 h after the last dose and subside after about 8 to 12 days. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is very rarely fatal. Morphine withdrawal is considered less dangerous than alcohol, barbiturate, or benzodiazepine withdrawal.  
mg/m2 PO/IM daily for 4 to 6 weeks or until remission occurs; followed by twice weekly maintenance therapy with a total weekly dose of 30 mg/m2 PO/IM. Children receiving doses of 20 to 30 mg/m2/week ( to 1 mg/kg/week) may have better absorption and fewer GI side effects if methotrexate is administered either IM or subcutaneous. Several different combination chemotherapy regimens have been used for both induction and maintenance therapy in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The prescriber should be familiar with new advances in antileukemic therapy.