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... Two days ago I went in for the ACTH blood doc was concerned with my extremely low BP, fatigue, headaches, dizzyness, concentration loss...among some other things. ... (1 replies)
... As for the cortisol blood test, it has to be done at certain times of day to be diagnostic. ... (2 replies)
... go over your test results. ... (7 replies)

... Most Endos in my part of the country do not think too much of saliva tests. Perhaps yours will, however, the standard of care for most Endocrinologists utilizes blood work to make the determination of whether Addison's Disease is present. In addition, most endos do not recognize "adrenal fatigue. ... (8 replies)
... When I mention Cushing's, I am talking about a disease in which your body produces too much cortisol. I know you were just worked up for Addison's and your test came back lowish but that just about sums up how confusing Cushing's can be. ... (15 replies)
... The challenge of this particular form of Cushing's is that catching the hormonal changes is unpredictable. ... (9 replies)
... Hey how's it going, yeah I checked out the thread to see what was going on. Seems liek you can do some cardio though so thats really great. Have you had your appointment yet? What has the doctor said? By your results sounds you gotta think it's positive that you only have adrenal issues. My electrolytes have always been pretty normal with a little low sodium. Are you... (37 replies)
... I use to workout daily. Weight, boxing, martial arts, running... I loved it. It was my life. I was always trying to find way to challenge my physical fitness. I lost a ton of weight back then. I had a 6 pack and everything. Now... I gained all the weight back... ... (37 replies)
... I've been rather out of it past couple weeks, getting my friend back from Mayo in Scotsdale, Ariz. etc, But I wanted to reply to Gingerlox in #6 of this thread in which she asked how my friend was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency especially as to aldosterone. All her aldosterone tests show her at bottom of the range but no 24 hr study was done. Her cortisol was... (13 replies)

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