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Low cortisol
Jan 15, 2007
... and I'm on 15mg of cortef and I was an exercise freak and had all the energy in the world before I got sick. That was 2 years ago and I'm still trying to get back in the gym. ... (12 replies)
... Did you have a Cortisol Saliva test done to confirm that you had low cortisol? ... (19 replies)
... Thought I would reply because I am from England too and have a lot of experiences with doctors here! It sounds like you have a very good GP. ... (4 replies)

... I read somewhere that: Any truth to this? My DHEA-S is up, but it's only about at 135% of range, and since my ACTH is about at 144% of range it might just be an appropriate response to the high ACTH. If the statements is true, I could see things happening like this... - Adrenals have a problem producing Cortisol (still need to figure this one out) - Hypothalamus/Pit... (31 replies)
... ut most doctors are not trained to seek out answers that way, but to treat symptoms with drugs. Take your son to an osteopath as they are very good at find out causes and treating the the causes instead of symptoms. Osteopaths are real doctors. ... (2 replies)
... Did the hydrocortisone that was able to get past the Mercury help at all with any of your other symptoms? ... (19 replies)
... I have a lot of aches and pains, I'm not too sure if they are down to addisons or hypothyroidism. I know most people on the thyroid board seem to suffer from them. ... (19 replies)
... You had mentioned that your Doctor said that your adrenals were blocked by heavy metals. Did the hydrocortisone help to unblock some of those metals from your adrenals? ... (19 replies)
... they say its some labs trying to make money you do not need it. I am both diabetic and a heart patient. Since the beginning of this year I get stressed easily and suffer spasms in my throat! ... (1 replies)
... carb, low insulin diet. He's only taking the 24 hr. insulin, that is pretty steady. No big roller coasters for him right now. ... (3 replies)
... They listed shaking as a possible symptoms, but didn't tell what it came from, when it would generally occur, etc. My son has experienced this clenching of his teeth and shaking for a few minutes some mornings when he feels he has arisen too early for his own good. He seems to be a bit "spacey" at these times, too. ... (3 replies)
... You do have some of the classic signs and symptoms of Addison's, plus a few others. The fatigue, low sodium, low BP, dizziness, nausea, GI problems, thirst and salt cravings are all consistent with it. ... (5 replies)
... if you have 'primary' Addisons Disease, you may be subject to the discoloration of the skin. 'Primary' Addisons is the failure of the actual Adrenal Organ itself. ... (6 replies)
... many of them being hormone related. I've read that it's often due to a rush of adrenaline, or your body's "alarm bells" going off when there's some sort of danger. The danger here I would imagine to be low cortisol, or low blood sugar. I've read that when adrenaline is high, cortisol is low. ... (3 replies)
... Addison's is only diagnosed when cortisol is so low that it will no longer respond to other treatments. ... (5 replies)
... and you clearly are in need of some cortisol replacement. In fact, looking at your levels, I don't know how get out of bed in the morning and get through a day. Low cortisol causes all of the symptoms you mentioned.. especially fatigue, inflammation throughout the body, digestive difficulty, depression, no libido,etc. ... (10 replies)
... It is important to remember that you are in charge of your health. Your doctor is simply a high paid consultant. It doesn't matter if he doesn't like your attempt at diagnosis. ... (4 replies)
... and has no immediate source of carbs this causes the adrenals to put out cortisol which stimulates the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose and release it into the blood stream to keep he level normal. ... (7 replies)
... In medicine, there are no absolutes. You don't always have every symptom of a disease, or you may have other symptoms unrelated to or not usually associated with a disease. ... (3 replies)
Feb 28, 2009
... It isn't a specific blood pressure because lots of things affect that. ... (4 replies)

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