A woman asked me about adjusting her adrenal medication.
The thing to remember is you are trying to get your cortisone level to be at a point where you can function fairly well. You need to keep your blood sugar, respiration, blood pressure and other things at a good level. Your body does this automatically if it is working well. If it is not working well, then you have to supply the necessary cortisone in a pill (or even a shot).
Stresses compound. If you have stress of dental work, then you will need a certain amount of cortisone to handle it. If you also have an infection, you need a certain amount of cortisone. This will be more cortisone. Taking a small increase in your cortisone medication does not enable you to handle any amount of stress. You can only handle the amount of stress you have medication to cover. If you have more stress, you need to increase your cortisone medication.
Since you want to keep your cortisone medication as low as possible, it is best not to do schedule several things at the same time. If you get an infection, then wait for the dental work.
If you are in an accident or some other major stress, then you may need to take larger doses of cortisone for a short time, usually in shot form. This should only be done under your doctor's supervision.