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... What time of day was your cortisol taken? ... (2 replies)
... Hey everyone, I hope someone can help me out here. I suffer from an autoimmune disease called celiac sprue and my doctor asked for some detailed bloodwork because I've recently struggled with anemia and had to go through an intravenous iron treatment. It worked out fine, but I've been told to go to an endocrinologist because of my results. My blood tests showed high IgE,... (2 replies)
... on me which lead to testing for ACTH the hormone that tells the adrenals to produce cortisol. ... (7 replies)

... In healthy individuals, the cortisol level should double from a value in the 20s within 60 minutes. ... (7 replies)
... My ACTH was 14 (range 10-60). The only information I have found seems to indicate that the top 30% of the range is optimal. I have read in 2 places now (unfortunately not sources that the endo will take seriously) that when you go from below 10 and more than triple in the stim test it indicates strongly secondary AI. She refuses to consider anything that the thyroid. ... (3 replies)
... Addison's.... But your test look normal to me did they do an actual ACTH level. that sometimes is how you can distinguish primary vs secondary. THE ACTH stim tests are more for primary and sometimes really don't tell us much if its not primary. ... (3 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 believe I had the low dose ACTH stim. Baseline was checked and then checked again at 60 minutes....11. ... (3 replies)
... bless your heart. For some reason a lot of ENDOs want to ignore Adrenal issues unless its just right there staring them in the face and they cant ignore it. I don't know if they had a one day lesson on the adrenals and how VITAL they are in daily life or what but i have had two endos now since being diagnosed with addisons and i truly think i know more about the disease than... (3 replies)
... Symptoms are Low blood pressure at times, causing Synope. ... (0 replies)
... impaired dirunal cortisol rythm and low end ACTH. I also have low female and male hormones, again not below range, but right on the cusp of bottom range. ... (31 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)
... Cortisol was taken early in the morning 7am. Not sure about how the ACTH was handled, i guess they put in a bin, no idea really. ... (2 replies)
... I have secondary addisons caused by too many steroids over a long peroid of time it put my sdrenal glands to sleep. You need to see a endocrinologist and havr a acth test done get on some hydrovortisone. ... (1 replies)
... Historically I presented with low Cortisol and High ACTH. ... (1 replies)
Low acth?
Sep 19, 2013
... oulder Colorado and due to the recent flooding he is going to be out for several weeks and I would like to get a basic idea of what I'm looking at. I had a base cortisol taken and then an acth stimulation test. ... (0 replies)
... Then perhaps then I'll get a second opinion from one of my former endos about the ACTH Stim test. I didn't fill the cortisol scrip from my primary MD .. he said I would feel better but that he wouldn't allow me on it for more than the 10 days .. ... (5 replies)
... I think the 10 day cortisol is a test to see if you feel better on it. I would try it and jot notes each day about your overall energy and stamina. ... (5 replies)
... For more info .. I was fasting for the baseline cortisol and ACTH. I ate food after the ACTH injection, so was not fasting for the 30m and 60m cortisol tests. I may have also been on .5 mg Ativan, which could have lowered the adrenal response? ... (5 replies)
... Your serum cortisol on ACTH should double or more at 60 minutes. Usually, in primary adrenal insufficiency the ACTH is high, in attempt to stimulate the adrenals, similar to a high TSH in hypothyroidism. ... (5 replies)


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