... for a long time. The doctors ignored it till I became extremely weAk and fatigued. I got my tests done and my cortisol levels were suppressed, so I have primary adrenal insufficiency. I started taking cortef, twice a day. I am also a Hashimotos thyroiditis patient for about 6 years now. ... (6 replies)
... Have you seen an endocrinologist knowledgable about Addison's disease? If you have adrenal insufficiency (which you appear to have) you need to take something (e.g.cortef) to replace the cortisol you lack. (6 replies)
... a copy of your thyroid panel and if it is just a TSH.. you need more done. A TSH, FT3, FT4 minimum. I bet you have a thyroid issue. They go hand in hand with adrenal insufficiency. Many MDs and labs ore out of the thyroid savvy loop and thus will let you suffer hypoT til you are really hypoT. ... (6 replies)
... een wearing a heart monitor for 21 days and my results show that my heart rate goes up and down. The highest being in the 140s. He thinks it is unrelated to my adrenal problem. I am very tired, depressed, and want to know what is going on with my body. ... (6 replies)
... Hi I just have a question, what is the difference between an adrenal insufficiency and Addisons disease? ... (4 replies)
... symptoms are almost exactly like mine. The brain fog was because I was given all kinds of medicine to treat my symptoms, but when they found out I had secondary adrenal insufficiency caused by Advair and Nasonex, my doctor took me off of a lot of the meds. ... (3 replies)
... How much are you taking?
Too much and you risk damaging your body with Cushing's disease...
Too little and your body, well, dies. Taking steroids and your adrenals simply shut down - adrenals are lazy little things and when outside meds are introduced, they simply go on vacation and then have to be woken up gradually.
Some steroids last too long and the body never gets a... (6 replies)
... My doctor says my thyroids are fine, but I don't know the details of the test. I am on hydrocortisone, etc. for my adrenal problem. ... (6 replies)
... From what I have researched, adrenal insufficiency may be the early stages of Addison's Disease. ... (15 replies)
... They did alot of blood work her cortisol level was 1.5 which they said normal was 5, her white blood count is high, hgb is high, hct is high, plt is high, mpv is low, magnesium is high, pottasium is low, glucose is somewhat high, free t4 is high.... ... (6 replies)
... Lastly, if I do have some sort of adrenal insufficiency, what might it be? ... (0 replies)
... I am a 32 year old who was diagnosed with addisons disease about 8 years ago when I was hospitalized for low blood pressure that left me going in and out of consciousness. ... (3 replies)
... No, I do not have achy legs. My adrenal insufficiency caused mainly lower back pain. ... (10 replies)
... Your stimulation test shows you have secondary adrenal insufficiency. Secondaries will double or more from a low base cortisol which your is very low. ... (2 replies)
... When I feel "adrenal", I can't stand up, sit up, or turn my head without getting dizzy, etc. One of my doctors told me not to consume extra salt because of the high blood pressure. "Did they test your aldosterone and renin, and at different times? ... (8 replies)
... Hi, I went to MD Anderson, and they found a tumor in my left adrenal gland. Since it was small, they said it wasn't cancerous. My urine and blood tests showed I had elevated norepinephrine, but it wasn't high enough to be a pheo. ... (55 replies)
... I got secondary adrenal insufficiency, just like you, due to too much steroids from nasal spray, advair, and 2 injections in my neck. ... (2 replies)
... How do I learn how to handle my cortisol so that I don't get a fast heartbeat or cushing? (6 replies)
... Cortisol changes will influence how your body handle fluids so your heart rate will go up when your cortisol will go down. I have issues all the time. When I had cyclical cushing's and I would go up and down, my heart rate would also go up and down. (6 replies)
... You need salt. LOTS AND LOTS of salt and please buy a blood pressure monitor and take your temps several times a day. See if your BP and temp has gotten lower. ... (90 replies)