Time will tell, but if I don't get a prescription
Sounds like a stressful comment to me!!!
Ok so 8mg Pred. gives you good results using your 4 times figure that would equal 32 mg Hydrocortisone which just happens to fall within the calculations of suppressing the adrenals ranges are FEMALE 20-25 Mg. Male 30-35 Mg. This should be spread out over the day to duplicate the adrenals production which is always higher between 8am-10am. Low production is just prior to your normal bed time. This gives a clue to how to adminster your dosing.
Now your stressing about a script?? Why just go to your local Wally and pick up some Naturplex Hydrocortisone Cream for 88CENTS <(YES$.88). 1Gram=1000Mg. 1% of 1000mg. is 10Mg. So for every GRAM of creme your getting 10mg Hydro. Don't have a scale?? Place the tube on your hand and squeeze out 1 Inch without streching it or bunching it just a nice smooth strip and you got it.
Now rub it in somewhere on your body but not in the same place. Chose a different spot each time because excess in one spot can and will cause your skin to thin at that spot. With 30mg dose. Something like this. 1St thing AM 1 inch NOON 1 inch 4-5pm 1/2 inch Before Bed 1/2 inch.
Try this for 3 weeks then start to titrate down when symptoms return stay on that dose for 3 weeks then titrate to syptoms and on till things are looking pretty good. General protocal is anywhere from twelve to sixteen weeks. ANY LONGER Then this and you'll start messing up other glands that are involved here.
Do a WIKI on HPA axis and you'll start understanding how it all functions. HPA is Hypothylmus.pituitary,adrenal-axis. But also remember it also plays a role in your thyroid function which is another can of worms not to mess with and when you can explain what calcitonin does your pretty much an expert.
GOOD LUCK and careful.