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... daily of cortisol replacement.. and sometimes a bit more if I have overt symptoms of being low. ... (13 replies)
... In my opinion, a blood test is not sufficient to diagnose low cortisol. ... (2 replies)
... exhausted, and perhaps not producing any cortisol on their own. ... (7 replies)

Low cortisol
Jan 15, 2007
... I don't want to sound like a downer.. but I'm currently on 15mg of cortef and I've yet to feel good enough to exercise, although my problem that causes my adrenal insufficiency may be something more like heavy metal poisoning(we are soon going to test), but I don't know. All I know is I have low testosterone, low cortisol(among a couple other things), and I'm on 15mg of... (12 replies)
... When low cortisol gets serious you find blood sugar abnormalities including dangerously low blood sugar, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. ... (2 replies)
... mber what tests they were exactly, but a few months after being diagnosed, I went into hospital for a day of adrenal testing to check if they could stimulate any cortisol response and the results were that I definitely had primary addisons. ... (13 replies)
... Your post says you think that you might need increased steroids because of low sex hormones. I haven't read that. My doctors haven't said that. Please, be really careful with that idea. ... (13 replies)
... Your post says you think that you might need increased steroids because of low sex hormones. I haven't read that. My doctors haven't said that. Please, be really careful with that idea. ... (13 replies)
... Elena, Thanks so much for all of your suggestions. I used to take DHEA & stopped because I was taking so many meds and supplements, and just felt like I needed to cut some things out. However, I've been reading about DHEA, and this clearly is one that I should not have cut out, so I'm back on it. However, being that DHEA counteracts cortisol, I'm wondering if this means... (13 replies)
... I'm only 20 so can't relate on the menopause sorry. Have you researched DHEA at all? Im just about to start on it at my endo's advice - it has some control over hormones esp. estrogen etc and is normally produced by the adrenal gland so we dont produce it. Its not exactly known how it works but lots of people claim it increases their energy and general wellbeing by a lot.... (13 replies)
... body is pooping out and is giving you subtle clues. It's tired and is wanting you to rest more. That is why you're tired in the morning. Both hypoglycemia and low blood pressure are symptoms of weak adrenal function, and the way to restore adrenal function before it's too late is through rest, rest, and rest. ... (2 replies)
... In your opinions, are my cortisol and acth numbers normal, or should I pursue additional testing to rule out secondary AI? ... (3 replies)
... I wonder do you have very low blood pressure? ... (2 replies)
... Thanks again! As to the UTI and prednisone causing problems...well, she's currently on 10mg/day prednisone because the ER doctor saw how non-responsive she was until they put her on a 60mg drip of hydrocortisone (when she had the UTI)! Prednisone taken for long periods of time is said to suppress the production of cortisol, thus leading to Addison's, I believe. The UTI... (7 replies)
... e. It would make sense that they could cause Kidney failure which I suppose could lead to adrenal failure or fatigue but it could be she is producing the needed cortisol but her kidney's are not filtering it correctly thus wasting needed hormones and steroids. ... (7 replies)
... ds I know the longer you're on them they start to depress the adrenal glands If it continues too long then the adrenal glands shut down and will not produce any cortisol again. I developed chronic pancreatitis from lithotrypsey for a kidney stone. This has added a nother stress to my body. ... (6 replies)
... Glad to hear back from u. It's very frustrating dealing with doctors over our issues. It's been awful for me. For ex: When I go to ER here I have to explain to the doctors what Addison's is and tell them how to treat me. What a crock! Like me, I think u need a new dr. Wish I could offer some advice but u have secondary, I have primary. My adrenals completely failed. They are... (6 replies)
... But a lot of time it's idiopathic. Do a google search. There is a lot of good information. Good luck! ... (1 replies)
... Cortisol tests should never be performed after doing any kind of physical activity. What you probably did was to falsely elevate your cortisol levels during the test by exercising like that. A cortisol test, especially if it's a one time blood test, should be done with as little stress as possible. ... (5 replies)
... t I understand, Addison's is not generally progressive once it is treated properly. It could be that you are feeling worse because of a different problem, it is good to hear that your doctor is looking into other problems. I hope you feel better soon. ... (4 replies)


Associated Tags: addison's disease, auto immune disease, cortisol, florinef, hydrocortisone, hypothyroidism, levothroid, paxil, pcos, prednisone, weight loss

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