... 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)
... Thanks for your reply. I keep hesitating taking cortisol because I already have osteoporosis. I can see you don't have a choice since you've had surgery. ... (3 replies)
... day with out it. I dragged about and would be forced to nap in the afternoons with my son. I also would pass out early in the evenings. I had NO energy before taking cortisol. My DHEA levels were high due to PCOS. My cortisol was in the pits. ... (17 replies)
... Cortisol directly controls blood sugar by stimulating the liver to release sugar into the blood. Many people find it becomes a problem and there is a web site from Britain devoted to just this topic. (2 replies)
... Has anyone gotten diabetes after taking cortisol? ... (2 replies)
... If you take just what you need, and you take care of what you are probably already hopefully doing to take care of your bones, then you should not effect your bones.
If, on the other hand, you take large amounts, then chances are, you could effect your bones.
Also, cortef and hydrocortisone effect your bones less than some of the other longer acting steroids such as... (3 replies)
... ake enough that you replace what your body needs but not so much that you give yourself "exogenous Cushing's" syndrome. You can get every symptom of Cushing's by taking too much. ... (3 replies)
... I have read that if we take cortisol we will get a round face as in Cushings. Is this true? ... (3 replies)
... How soon can u get back to working out on weights once u start taking cortisol replacement? ... (12 replies)
... I had a salivary cortisol test done that showed normal results however my morning cortisol was a LITTLE on the high side. My dr recommended taking an adaptogen which I do once at night. Is it okay to take DHEA over the counter even if my cortisol tests were normal. ... (0 replies)
... Well, Addison's can be a symptom of Celiac Disease and I would imagine would get a lot better on a gluten free diet if this is the cause... Before you start taking any steroids, get a blood test done for celiac disease. It is a very simple test. ... (14 replies)
... Maybe I can help, I have been taking hydrocortisone for 40 years and I'm 40 years old.I have other meds I take but one step at a time. I really hope you can feel better and get the proper help. ... (9 replies)
... What do you take cortisol for? ... (9 replies)
... t enough water. So going to the bathroom in the middle of the night is a pain. This is something I have been able to adjust over the years. I am 40 and have been taking for all of my life. Any questions please ask we can learn from each other. ... (9 replies)
... son's disease, but everything came back in the normal range. Then I found a new doctor who a year ago did a 24 hour urine test and found that I had slightly low cortisol and aldosterone. He started me on a small dose of Hydrocortisone which seemed to help somewhat. ... (0 replies)
... hour urine collection more than a month ago, and that test showed low or borderline low levels in cortisol and my other stress hormones. I had an MRI done a couple of months ago that discovered a 5 mm tumor on my pituitary gland. ... (0 replies)
... These are some suggestions that are alternatives to taking more Hydrocortisone. ... (2 replies)
... Hello all,
I have Hashimotos thyroid disease (autoimmune) and recently had my cortisol tested via 4 saliva collections in one day (results included below).
I have been very sick the past year, and horrible this past month. Absolutely no energy, bad gastro problems, diarrhea, confusion and disorientation, cannot handle any kind of stress whatsoever (have had to stay home... (1 replies)
... I'm currently taking HC, 20mg per day in 4 doses, and am also up to 2 grains of natural dessicated thyroid. Can you please tell me what your opinion is of those cortisol levels? ... (2 replies)
... I am one of those dreaded patients who complains of chronic fatigue and low energy, but all my lab results are borderline or normal. However, in the last 6 months, my health has started going downhill. I am borderline hypoglycemic, borderline anemic, & have changed to a high protein, low carb & sugar diet (which has helped). I started taking CoQ10 (my 3 kids have tested... (0 replies)