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Low cortisol
Jan 15, 2007
... 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. ... (12 replies)
... Did you have a Cortisol Saliva test done to confirm that you had low cortisol? ... (19 replies)
... I read somewhere that: Any truth to this? My DHEA-S is up, but it's only about at 135% of range, and since my ACTH is about at 144% of range it might just be an appropriate response to the high ACTH. If the statements is true, I could see things happening like this... - Adrenals have a problem producing Cortisol (still need to figure this one out) - Hypothalamus/Pit... (31 replies)

... carb, low insulin diet. He's only taking the 24 hr. insulin, that is pretty steady. No big roller coasters for him right now. ... (3 replies)
... ut most doctors are not trained to seek out answers that way, but to treat symptoms with drugs. Take your son to an osteopath as they are very good at find out causes and treating the the causes instead of symptoms. Osteopaths are real doctors. ... (2 replies)
... they say its some labs trying to make money you do not need it. I am both diabetic and a heart patient. Since the beginning of this year I get stressed easily and suffer spasms in my throat! ... (1 replies)
... They listed shaking as a possible symptoms, but didn't tell what it came from, when it would generally occur, etc. My son has experienced this clenching of his teeth and shaking for a few minutes some mornings when he feels he has arisen too early for his own good. He seems to be a bit "spacey" at these times, too. ... (3 replies)
... Thought I would reply because I am from England too and have a lot of experiences with doctors here! It sounds like you have a very good GP. ... (4 replies)
... Did the hydrocortisone that was able to get past the Mercury help at all with any of your other symptoms? ... (19 replies)
... I have a lot of aches and pains, I'm not too sure if they are down to addisons or hypothyroidism. I know most people on the thyroid board seem to suffer from them. ... (19 replies)
... You had mentioned that your Doctor said that your adrenals were blocked by heavy metals. Did the hydrocortisone help to unblock some of those metals from your adrenals? ... (19 replies)
... if you have 'primary' Addisons Disease, you may be subject to the discoloration of the skin. 'Primary' Addisons is the failure of the actual Adrenal Organ itself. ... (6 replies)
Oct 12, 2007
... Because low cortisol levels should translate into low sugar levels since cortisol normally causes the liver to release sugar into the blood stream. High blood sugar and low cortisol is unusual unless you have full blown diabetes. ... (5 replies)
... s syndrome is done in two stages. Initial tests are to verify that there is indeed excess cortisol present. ... (7 replies)
... on the acth serum test. I look for acth, if healthy, to be in the top third of the range. Most with secondary adrenal insufficiency are in the bottom third. Almost all with secondary fall within range on that test. ... (5 replies)
... Addisons patients crave salt, becasue there is a tendency to be an imbalance between Sodium and Potassium Potassium is uaulaly high and Sodium is low. This causes a salt craving, and considering that sodium is low, the salt is not bad for you. ... (3 replies)
... What time of day? ... (12 replies)
... The cortisol is "normal" but it sure is close to the top. The calcium is "normal" but, again, it sure is close to the top!!! ... (14 replies)
... By definition, if your cortsol is the lowest she has ever seen, you are adrenal insufficient. What did your doctor do about this low cortisol, just ignore it? ... (9 replies)
... A couple of things to suggest. Have you ever heard of Cushings? ... (4 replies)

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