Since diagnosis of secondary adrenal insufficiency in 2001, I have tried several dosing schedules and doses trying to find what will help me feel “normal”. Five days ago I changed my dosing times, starting at 6am with 10 mg HC, then 10mg at 9am, 5mg at noon, and 2.5 at 3pm. So far…. so good! I am waking up earleir with less drowsiness during the day,and having an easier time with sleep at night. There has been much discussion online about the generic HC manufactured by Lineage,which is what I have been taking for months now, Some people are reporting that they feel much better with the brand name CORTEF, so I contacted my doctor, and she ordered me some. I should get that within a week, and hoping that helps me also. Of course, I know that you can try something different, change things up and it doesn’t always work, you don’t improve much or for long. But I am willing to try this, pay the extra money for the brand name medication and take a chance. I have an exciting summer coming, my son is getting married in June, in Colorado, in the mountains! High altitude, happy stress, traveling, different climate……all of which are not the greatest scenarios for us sickies. Keeping my fingers crossed that a change will be a good thing for me for now.