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Again, I agree with Wanda. I don't think you are getting enough cortisol. I was able to go down to 15 mg. of Cortef for awhile, but I soon found that I needed to bump up to 20, which is what I take now. (The endo had me on 60 mg when I was first diagnosed.)

I am stumped at your IGF-1 results. My last one was 176 with a normal range of 92-190 (I am currently taking growth hormone, so those results are perfect). You really need an arginine stim test -- I would ask for it. If your pituitary gland is bad, your growth hormone level could easily be extremely low, and that could explain a lot of your problems.

Go looking for a good doctor who has dealt with pituitary issues.
[QUOTE=gettin' better]Again, I agree with Wanda. I don't think you are getting enough cortisol. I was able to go down to 15 mg. of Cortef for awhile, but I soon found that I needed to bump up to 20, which is what I take now. (The endo had me on 60 mg when I was first diagnosed.)

I am stumped at your IGF-1 results. My last one was 176 with a normal range of 92-190 (I am currently taking growth hormone, so those results are perfect). You really need an arginine stim test -- I would ask for it. If your pituitary gland is bad, your growth hormone level could easily be extremely low, and that could explain a lot of your problems.

Go looking for a good doctor who has dealt with pituitary issues.[/QUOTE]

You talking about IGF-1 total or free? Isn't 'normal' range of 20-80?

Wow, 60mg's.. amazing. How hard and how long did it take to go down? How do you feel now? sex drive, activity level and all that?





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