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Re: Low cortisol
Jan 14, 2007
I'm not certain if they did the ATCH test or not. I don't think so. All i know is they did the blood work and saliva test. The reason for his other prednisone injections was for sinus/allergy like symtpoms. He's now gone to a new doctor with his results from the blood test and saliva test. The doctor went over all the results. He came back with low cortisol, adrenal disfunction and low testosterone alone with low sbgh. He gave him a prescription for cortef 15 mg and some adrenal pills to take and to come back to him in about 2 weeks to see if the cortef is working. If the adrenal has shut down can it be recovered? since taing the cortef for about a week now he's actually feeling just a little biet better, but not on top of it still. Not where he can run and work out again. Help!!

Thank yu so much Wanda. I was hoping you would respond b\c i see would get an response from you b/c you seem to be very educated in this. I really would like more of your input.

Thanks In Advance
Re: Low cortisol
Jan 15, 2007
[QUOTE=curiousleo;2743571]I'm not certain if they did the ATCH test or not. I don't think so. All i know is they did the blood work and saliva test. The reason for his other prednisone injections was for sinus/allergy like symtpoms. He's now gone to a new doctor with his results from the blood test and saliva test. The doctor went over all the results. He came back with low cortisol, adrenal disfunction and low testosterone alone with low sbgh. He gave him a prescription for cortef 15 mg and some adrenal pills to take and to come back to him in about 2 weeks to see if the cortef is working. If the adrenal has shut down can it be recovered? since taing the cortef for about a week now he's actually feeling just a little biet better, but not on top of it still. Not where he can run and work out again. Help!!

Thank yu so much Wanda. I was hoping you would respond b\c i see would get an response from you b/c you seem to be very educated in this. I really would like more of your input.

Thanks In Advance[/QUOTE]

I don't want to sound like a downer.. but I'm currently on 15mg of cortef and I've yet to feel good enough to exercise, although my problem that causes my adrenal insufficiency may be something more like heavy metal poisoning(we are soon going to test), but I don't know. All I know is I have low testosterone, low cortisol(among a couple other things), and I'm on 15mg of cortef and I was an exercise freak and had all the energy in the world before I got sick. That was 2 years ago and I'm still trying to get back in the gym.
Re: Low cortisol
Jan 16, 2007
[QUOTE=WandaB;2744601]Mjmr,

Please tell us what meds you are taking now? How much & what times of day.

Are you getting plenty of protein & adding salt to your food? How much water do you drink daily?

Has your thyroid & testosterone been checkly?[/QUOTE]

I am taking 20mg of cortef ( I quit taking the prednisone).125mg levothroid, and .1mg of florinef...and now paxil for anxiety. I am gatting fat, tired, sore and have no energy. I have never had my testosterone checked or mentioned...and I have never been told anything about protein...just salt, and I am sure I get plenty of that...I eat salt!!

see why I feel lost???
thanks
MJMR





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