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... exhaustion. The best method for this is the 4 collection saliva test, taken over the course of one day, at morning, noon, evening and midnight. This will show how your cortisol output compares to what is normal for that time of the day. The blood or urine test above, will only average the day out. ... (7 replies)
... le, so i don't know if this will work for you, but I have found that Sulbutiamine increases both my sex drive and my recovery time. Some Addisonians have said it helps them a lot with their fatigue in general... but I don't know how it affects women. i would be so curious to know how you respond to it if you try it. ... (2 replies)
... live with. It is what it is, and you must do the very best you can to manage it. Trust me, I totally understand your fear and frustration. I don't really know how to respond to your questions as I am not a doc, but I do not believe that the prednisone is the cause of your physical pain. ... (5 replies)

... I take .05 fludrocortisone and 15 mg hyrdrocortisone in the morning only. Strangely enough, that gets me through the day. I'm about 5'3", 126 lbs. and 48 yrs. old. I get alot of exercise each day taking care of my horses, and I think that helps. (7 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 your levels were off, how did you feel in the mornings when you woke up? ... (29 replies)
... Unfortunately, all the factors and more that Cloud2 mentioned make a specific number impossible to calculate. Cortisol levels fluctuate hourly, daily, weekly and monthly in a "normal" person, so all we can do is approximate what our bodies need...taking more during stress times. ... (9 replies)
... It can happen. It depends on how much you take. You need to take enough that you replace what your body needs but not so much that you give yourself "exogenous Cushing's" syndrome. ... (3 replies)
... I am new here and don't know your history, so sorry if this question seems redundant but, how were you diagnosed with AI, and why is your endo trying to wean you off of the Cortef? ... (2 replies)
... I've noticed a lot of talk about Cushing's and cortisol levels. ... (5 replies)
... a few others. The fatigue, low sodium, low BP, dizziness, nausea, GI problems, thirst and salt cravings are all consistent with it. Since you had borderline low cortisol levels in March, I would get them repeated at both 8 AM and 4 PM if you can. ... (5 replies)
... mg daily. It all depends on my stress level, how I eat, if I'm sick. I also have been in much better shape with a high daily dose of Vitamin D. My Dr. ... (5 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)
... I read a few conflicting reports that it raises Cortisol. Then I found other studies saying it lowers Cortisol along with Serotonin. It causes me severe rage and anxiety. My Endo has check plasma ACTH and my cortisol is fine. I am not taking too much hydrocortisone. ... (0 replies)
... Also, along those same lines should I be getting scanned to check on how far gone my adrenals are and to rule out the possibility of a tumor? ... (2 replies)
... I hope it is okay to post here as I have no idea what I have regarding my adrenals..I have my thyroid test results and cortisol results to give you a little idea of my condition... ... (0 replies)
Adrenal crisis...
Jan 21, 2011
... adrenal gland will cause problems in your other endocrine organs and in other areas of your body. Adrenal Failure is very deadly and emergency rooms do not know how to treat it. If this is what is going on than your life is in danger and you need to get help immediately especially if you are getting into car accidents! ... (1 replies)
... I was told by my GP to schedule the cortisol ACTH test on Friday. I called the hospital to schedule it and they had no record that he ordered it. ... (9 replies)
... pm. They told me I had a serious adrenal fatigue and it might be able to be helped with 10 mg of cortisol each day. The Dr. doing the prescribing was a holistic MD. He could prescribe cortisone, and he did. ... (1 replies)
... I'm interested to know how you found out about growth hormone. ... (20 replies)

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