I just started cortef a few days ago and I swear it is making me feel worse. I only took 5mg on Saturday...5mg on Sunday and then today. It is not helping through this crash and I have decided to stop taking it. I am going to taper though with 2.5 tomorrow and then the following couple of days. I was on it long term (3years) from 2006 to 2009 and tapering off was a nightmare. It took me almost a year to go from 15mg down to 0. I can't ever say I really felt any better on it. I am not really sure I actually even needed to take it. I have a huge problem with any kind of medication other than aspirin etc....anything prescription can become a fast nightmare. @toy...I wouldn't take anything right now...just let everything calm down and see how you feel. I have gone from one thing to another in the past and it just made everything so much worse.