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What time of day was your cortisol taken?
Was your ACTH taken in a lavender tube and promptly either put on ice or put in a centrifuge immediately, or was in put in a bin? Asking as ACTH pretty much does not survive well in a tube so if not handled well, results will come out even lower than they are and yours are low. Dark scars are usually an indication of high ACTH so it could be that your sample was mishandled...

What you have does point to Addison's from a layman's point of view. You need an ACTH stimulation test to know that for sure.

How is your blood pressure...
Yeah, heat is hard to take...especially since if you do have addison's, salt is one thing you do not hold on to and need. Do you crave salt?
rumpled, thanks for your reply :) Cortisol was taken early in the morning 7am. Not sure about how the ACTH was handled, i guess they put in a bin, no idea really. My blood pressure is low, 80/60 usually doctors, nurses and even my dentist get puzzled about it. I see it's written hypotension in my journal and pressure changes when I stand up too. Also about salt, I forgot to mention that, but I crave salt like crazy, it feels like nothing ever tastes salty enough, I have a lot of nausea and dizziness and sometimes if I have diarrhea or vomiting it's a spiral downward, it feels worse. I'm going to ask for the acth stimulation test to the endocrinologist then. I will go next week. thanks again!

[QUOTE=rumpled;3243180]What time of day was your cortisol taken?
Was your ACTH taken in a lavender tube and promptly either put on ice or put in a centrifuge immediately, or was in put in a bin? Asking as ACTH pretty much does not survive well in a tube so if not handled well, results will come out even lower than they are and yours are low. Dark scars are usually an indication of high ACTH so it could be that your sample was mishandled...

What you have does point to Addison's from a layman's point of view. You need an ACTH stimulation test to know that for sure.

How is your blood pressure...
Yeah, heat is hard to take...especially since if you do have addison's, salt is one thing you do not hold on to and need. Do you crave salt?[/QUOTE]





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