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... Today I had an ACTH stim test (standard 250mcg dose) to investigate low cortisol (and lower normal acth = 11) - for possible secondary AI. I did not feel anything from the injection initally, but now some five hours later, I have palpitations and some "flip flop" feelings in my chest. I also feel heavy-headed (could be elevated bp?)and have a bit of a headache. Still dizzy as... (1 replies)
... what are some of the side effects? ... (4 replies)
... I had an ACTH injection test done yesterday to test my adrenals. ... (2 replies)

... I'm scheduled to have my second stim test next week to see if my adrenal glands have decided to start working on their own again yet. I had an AM cortisol drawn two weeks ago that was MUCH higher than last summer. ... (7 replies)
... things that have been bothering me as possibilities and then will likely try thyroid meds and DHEA to start. Then I will have to see how I feel and decide about cortisol or flourinef. ... (7 replies)
... is a medical test performed to assess the functioning of the adrenal glands. ... (7 replies)
... I am assuming the doctor will want to treat the cortisol and testosterone issue. ... (10 replies)
... and my cortisol levels came back VERY low, and I'm wondering if I should look at Addison's disease. ... (9 replies)
... Stimulation tests are mostly boring with few side effects. ... (6 replies)
... are one thing that cause a release of cortisol. If your catecholamines are elevated so will be your cortisol, at some points, and then you might have lowered cortisol at other times. ... (10 replies)
... I have addisons disease and today, due to my recent tests I have started to increase my hydrocortisone from 20 mg in the am since I was about 16. Now 31 and started taking 20 mg in the am and 10 mg in the afternoon for about a week. After talking to her about severe stress I am under she has now instructed me to take 60 mg a day(3 times a day) for 3 days and then to call her... (3 replies)
... usually has no side effects, for me I left feeling better due to the increased cortisol. ... (1 replies)
... that gave more help than side effects. Of course, YMMV. ... (5 replies)
... then be given injection of the stimulating hormone then 30 mins later blood taken then another 30 mins later blood taken again. She assured me that there are no side effects from the injection is its something your body produces naturally. She also said its the definitive test for your adrenal glands not working. ... (6 replies)
... There can be side effects from any tests. Everyone is different. ... (5 replies)
... I did this saliva test on my own as my nurse pract. doesn't acknowledge my adrenal problem and won't refer me to anyone anymore. ... (15 replies)
... What does the ACTH Stim test feel like, are there any side effects from it? ... (5 replies)
... my doc usually does a 24 hour urine test to tell where I am at rather than the spot serum. The time it was taken is not accurate anyway... so it is not very valid... ... (3 replies)
... Update: Strangely, I actually feel half normal this evening. After a rough day, I suddenly became somewhat energized and wanted to do things. I notice that my vision is more in focus and things seem sharper and clearer. After being in a constant fog, where I seem to see and perceive only those things directly in front of me, it is a relief. I can't believe I feel half normal.... (1 replies)
... k of cortisol is a faulty Pituitary Gland, there is nothing actually physically wrong with the Adrenal Organ, it simply is not receiving the 'signal' to make the cortisol from the Pituitary. ... (6 replies)


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