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Adrenal Fatigue??
Jun 12, 2007
... Well I saw my endo, and she said my base Cortisol was at 11. This to me seems to be in the low normal range. Then after the ACTH test it went to 21. She stated that means your Adrenals are fine. The problem I have with that is the last two cortisol blood draws were at 2.3 and 2.9. ... (88 replies)
Adrenal Fatigue??
Jun 11, 2007
... have addisons disease, it came back normal. " now all we need to do is focus on the tesosterone she says." I dont see how this can be, considering my Corisol was low on two test. Also, my DHCA sulfate is low as well. I have been on a Diabetic diet, but it does little to relieve my symptoms. ... (88 replies)
Adrenal Fatigue??
Jun 11, 2007
... Renin levels tested immediately. I have low aldosterone and cortisol and have the symptoms that you do. I am guessing you are going into shock when your episodes occur. ... (88 replies)

May 11, 2007
... If you have low cortisol, you could go into an Addison's crisis and die. Even if you do have the adrenal problem because of asthma medication, you still need the extra cortisol. ... (8 replies)
... I would imagine that the low crashes might have something to do with the adrenal problem. But, what about the highs? ... (29 replies)
... I have been researching these and the more I learn the more I keep mixing them up and getting confused. I am trying to figure out dosage for each of them for low cortisol.... I fit ALLLLLL of the symptoms, but when I had the acth test done it was normal. Plus I eat a ton of salt, which I told them that. ... (1 replies)
... ACTH is produced by the anterior pituitary gland. ACTH stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete a wide variety of hormones including aldosterone as well as cortisol. ... (2 replies)
Celiac Question
Feb 28, 2007
... I'm sure I at the very least I have adrenal fatigue. I also have low thyroid levels and I went into premature ovarian failure at 28....I'm now 40 and I'm just now starting to put the pieces together.... ... (8 replies)
... and doubled which shows your adrenals can work if they were getting enough of the ACTH signal. I like to see serum acth in the 40's at least. By the way, I edited my other post to explain that the stim examples I gave are extremes, most secondaries start at least 10. ... (4 replies)
... As aldosterone goes down, so does sodium and water retention. This can cause low or high blood pressure depending on high messed up the mechanism is. ... (12 replies)
... My son does have a low body temp, usually 96. ... (12 replies)
... of cases. Low thyroid, kidney disease and low insulin are a few. Growth hormone is not the only 'growth hormone' by the way. ... (12 replies)
... octors could not figure it out and his pediatric GI ruled out crohn's involvement in these symptoms. After numerous tests, including MRI, our pediatrician did a cortisol and thyroid test. The Cortisol was as reported 1. ... (12 replies)
... Your son is the first secondary AI I've heard of with a stim that base cortisol could not be detected. Was this test done after he was weaned of the steroid? ... (12 replies)
... My 13 year old son was recently diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency due to steroid use for Crohn's disease. His test results are as follows: 8:00 am Cortisol = 1.1 (4 - ? is average) ACTH Stim: Baseline was undetectable (too low for test to detect) then rose to 7.5 during test. Doctor said normal would be a baseline of 4 or above and it should raise to 18 or... (12 replies)
Feb 13, 2007
... I have read the ACTH test should be done at 8am. Or somewhere around the time you normally wake up. I am sure of this. ... (3 replies)
Feb 11, 2007
... I have had two cortisol levels come back low, one of them was done by an endo 2 yrs ago and he did the ACTH stim which came back okay. ... (3 replies)
... To me, this would explain why my doctors have been unsuccessful in diagnosing me with anything because they were testing the wrong hormone. Does the ACTH test look at both hormones, or just cortisol? ... (5 replies)
... Before I was pregnant, my AM cortisol was 8. ... (29 replies)
... that my baseline cortisol was 22 and it increased dramatically from the ACTH injection. My baseline normal ACTH is still on the low side. ... (29 replies)

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