... I also had a 24hr cortisol urine and the dr sent me an email that it was normal as well. He wants me to come in for a cortisol stim and suppression. ... (2 replies)
... I found a new dr that ran morning ACTh and cortisol levels that lead to and Endocrine appointment. ... (0 replies)
... Can someone give me the normal cortisol and ACTh values for the day? ... (5 replies)
... Since I have a high DHEA, would you recommend a ACTH Stim test? ... (0 replies)
... Hello everyone, I am here today to ask for any insight or advice you have. I recently went to an Endo to just get a view inside my body. I had all my levels checked one thing that stuck out at me was my high ACTH levels. The range on the sheet says 0. ... (2 replies)
... Hello Mrssippy,
According to this article, http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/83/7/2350.full , its possible to pass the High Dose Stim Test and still have a HPA disfunction. You might want to bring this article to his Attention.
1) the baseline morning serum cortisol concentration has very limited predictive power in differentiating between normal and impaired HPA... (1 replies)
... norm later in the day. So I guess it's not a ACTH producing tumor because it has this rythm? ... (2 replies)
... Even at my worst my blood tests showed low normal cortisol levels, and high normal ACTH. I would add that weight gain and no skin darkening happened to me. ... (2 replies)
... There could also be something the doctor has overlooked - with your cortisol being low all day - you have *lost* your diurnal rhythm, and that is significant. He should keep testing.
The test was botched but you probably did stim (it went up a little)... but you could either be borderline addison's (not quite there yet in which still the doc is an idiot) or you could be... (3 replies)
... dark areas and all over tan. I have been reading that this is caused by excess ACTH. The one ACTH test that I had showed normal levels. ... (3 replies)
... normal DHEA levels. The doctor's, however, didn't test my cortisol levels at the time. ... (1 replies)
... I hope you get your thyroid meds sorted. Do you know if thyroid levels go up in pregnancy? ... (29 replies)
... PLEASE""" do not let them do this test wrong for you. The ACTH stimulation test takes about an hour. ... (19 replies)
... Does anyone know anything about ACTH levels? ... (0 replies)
... To determine if the patient's adrenal glands can respond to the ACTH message from the pituitary to increase cortisol production in the adrenal cortex. ... (3 replies)
... Here are the tests you need. The ACTH stim test must be done correctly. You need to get off the Cortef. It is "VERY VERY careless" of your doctor to prescribe this to you with out being diagnosed. ... (4 replies)
... I recommend the book Safe Uses of Cortisol to understand what normal cortisol levels are. ... (5 replies)
... My Endo told me this test was normal, but if you look at my AM level it is below Normal range.. ... (5 replies)
... As somebody working in medical research I have to disagree. The normal ranges are based on cortisol test results from healthy people! ... (5 replies)
... Random cortisol levels are NOT diagnostic, since it varies from moment to moment -- unless they're wildly high, in which case it indicates Cushings.
You need an ACTH stim test --which should be done in the AM. (5 replies)