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... Oh my! I am certainly glad she decided to cover her butt... my weight fluctuates a lot, most ppl have hypoglycemia with addisons I have diabetes so it's a little different for me. ... (10 replies)
... Cortisol is a balancing act. Not enough and you have addison's and you can go into crisis with a life threatening consequence. Too much and you have cushing's with it's long term consequences that can lead to life threatening issues from weak muscles, heart issues, obesity, diabetes... ... (6 replies)
... Pre cortisol 6. ... (3 replies)

Thyroid adrenal?
Feb 13, 2006
... There is a link between the adrenal and thyroid glands in that they are both part of the endrocine system, but there are distinct differences on how they fail. ... (20 replies)
... While it is true that estrogen is a steroid hormone, it comes primarily from the ovaries which shouldn't be affected by your low cortisol levels. But, that said, there is alot of cross over... ... (15 replies)
... I already had diabetes when they discovered my hypopituitarism (and hence secondary Addison's Disease). Until we got the dosage of Cortef just right, my blood sugars were pretty out of control, but I had been crashing (low) before they diagnosed me. (Low blood sugar is one of the symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.) I am under good control now, but it took awhile to get... (2 replies)
... Did they test your DHEA levels when you had your cortisol and Testosterone levels checked, usually it is checked the same time. ... (88 replies)
... I would imagine I'm on the way to diabetes. My blood sugar readings are not diabetic in range, but I have every symptom of diabetes, and my days and nights revolve around food, extreme sugar cravings, tons of fluids, etc. ... (3 replies)
... I respect him for that. I went to a new Endo, he is ranked highly in u.s. news and world report. He didn't like the labs that my last Dr had, salivary cortisol 24 hr reading. My cortisol was a flat line near 0. So he said he would have to take me off hydrocortisone to get a reading of my adrenal levels. ... (1 replies)
... fasting and 5. ... (9 replies)
... I am hypoadrenal with response to cortisol and aldosterone conversion. It is not classic addison's and it is a genetic flaw that has been activated for some reason. Now Addison's often requires completely dead adrenals. ... (1 replies)
... and didn't seem to print my reply. In short, thank you for your reply to my post. I have one diabetic son and the other with unknown problems. Thank you for sharing what happened to your daughter. Scary! ... (3 replies)
... to the ambulance , during that time she stopped breathing. Luckily she was recessitated and we learned that the hc that she had been give as supplement for the cortisol was being burned up too fast. I allowed her cortisol to drop to nothing overnight and in turn her blood sugar also dropped down to 27. ... (1 replies)
... and if it's over 20, and someone else may have been told differently, they don't need to do a provocative test in addition. Is this correct? ... (0 replies)
... anks so much for responding. It really helps to hear from others who are also faced with the challenges of this condition. You asked if I take Fludrocortisone, and yes, I take it twice daily. ... (13 replies)
... I was diagnosed with secondary adrenal insufficiency 4.5 years ago after complaining of fatigue. The first endocrinologist tested me and prescribed 30 miligrams of cortef daily. The first two weeks I felt great. ... (21 replies)
... at one thing, diabetes. The rest of endocrinology is off in the corner for them. I haven't seen one report of an endo who was any good with pituitary, thyroid and adrenal issues. Look for an osteopath, but screen them on the phone first. ... (5 replies)
... sounds like a lazy quack. You've either got diabetes or addisons. Of the two, you want addisons. Once treated you'll feel like a million bucks and it's easy to manage. Hang in there and be persistent. ... (3 replies)
... r comments. I was in fact hoping you do because I saw your expert comments to others. No I do not take DHEA supplements but I did buy some before the stress test and was waiting for confirmation my DHEA was low in order to consume DHEAS. But my results showed I had excess DHEAS! ... (1 replies)
... You need to see a pituitary specialist and get checked for cylical Cushing's syndrome. I had many low and normal tests before I was diagnosed. ... (5 replies)

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