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... I do have diabetes insipidus so that is why I take the desmopressin.. but oddly enough I think the cortef and DI are related.. ... (37 replies)
... Yes I did. about 16 months ago, it started at 9 and bumped up to 15(from 11-25 on the 'average' chart). He just has me on 12.5mg right now. That's what I have, I'm hypopituitary as well(although my ACTH is fine, my adrenals are just not responding well), but I had no arginine stim test done. He looked at the IGF-1 Free result and said my IGF was fine(it was 56 out... (37 replies)
... ave subject test tomorrow am praying it gives me a boost of energy! This is the second one I've had since my diagnosis several yrs ago. We've been reducing my cortisol I'm now down to 7.5. Please think good thought for me. I hope it worked. Otherwise I go back up on hydrocortisone and have to start type in diabetes meds. ... (0 replies)

Addison's Disease
Oct 19, 2013
... I had an .Endo. Dr. that headed the local Medical University's Endo. Dept. several years ago. I saw him for almost a year and he kept me on such a low dosage of cortisol replacement that I had difficulty functioning in daily life. My levels were on the "Low end of normal" he stated, and were extremely low when another Dr. ... (2 replies)
... WOW. I have many many of the same symptoms. I had PCOS before menopause and was really overweight. PCOS caused diabetes, because no one ever explained what it meant or treated it. And I know it stresses adrenal glands as well as an INTENSELY stressful career in design and advertising. So I truly think I may have just worn those poor glands OUT! BECAUSE I have done a COMPETE... (5 replies)
... WOW. I have many many of the same symptoms. I had PCOS before menopause and was really overweight. PCOS caused diabetes, because no one ever explained what it meant or treated it. And I know it stresses adrenal glands as well as an INTENSELY stressful career in design and advertising. So I truly think I may have just worn those poor glands OUT! BECAUSE I have done a COMPETE... (5 replies)
... rsty all the time. I have mild sexual dysfunction and inability to put on muscle which is why I initially went to visit the endocrinologist. I've been tested for diabetes using glucose meters as well as the A1C test all negative, though I believe I am sensitive to sugars based on weight gain. ... (3 replies)
... Then perhaps then I'll get a second opinion from one of my former endos about the ACTH Stim test. I didn't fill the cortisol scrip from my primary MD .. he said I would feel better but that he wouldn't allow me on it for more than the 10 days .. ... (5 replies)
... and have a history of diabetes insipidus and mycoplasma infections. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Steven! I appreciate your optimism and determination. The craving liquids (especially water) sounds familiar, although not to your extreme. I drink well above the recommended amounts of water most days (our glasses are all different sizes, but I know they're all 12 oz. or more), and I refill my glass constantly, I know it's usually over 10 glasses. My chronic... (11 replies)
Adrenal crisis...
Jan 21, 2011
... ou are on steroids to treat your adrenal disease you may have to go off your steroids, temporarily, in order to get an accurate hormone test done, specifically a cortisol stimulation test. ... (1 replies)
... Sorry for the ramble...just wondered if this struck a cord with anyone....my blood cortisol level came back at boarderline. ... (3 replies)
... I have very large pupils for some reason, larger than normal for me. headaches, a cortisol level of 6. ... (4 replies)
... Your stimulation test shows you have secondary adrenal insufficiency. Secondaries will double or more from a low base cortisol which your is very low. ... (2 replies)
Addison's? Me?
Jun 22, 2008
... Some of the symptoms that I read like bronzing of the skin, for instance, are usually full blown addison's. Which is complete failure of the adrenal glands. It's possible that you have secondary addison's or hypo-adrenal a.k.a. adrenal fatigue. This is likely the case since your cortisol is just low instead of really low or non-existant. Also, You may have other factors... (1 replies)
... Hi all, Thank you all for responding to my pathetic posts! I read everything with great appreciation! I saw my doc on Thursday. He increased my cortisol from 10mg to 15mg (at 8am and noon). I did saliva testing Friday, he wants to see the output at specific times....and see him again in 3 weeks....i'm very discouraged. I tried to get an appointment with another doc in... (18 replies)
Newly diagnosed
Apr 23, 2008
... I was just diagnosed on April 8th. My endo finally took a blood test after I complained of dark skin and moles all over my body. My cortisol levels were 2.3 and my ACTH was off the wall at 2620. My CAT scan was normal and my antibody test showed that my body did this to itself. ... (6 replies)
... Hi lately i am feeling a lot worse but again the consultant has cancilied another clinic so wont see him for ages again! The last test i had was in november for a water deprivation test as i am extreemly thirsty, need the loo alot and always appear dehydrated from my blood tests (diabetes seems excluded). Anyway had the test and it took over 20 hours for my urine to start to... (3 replies)
... It took may doctors before I got diagnosed so dont't get discouraged. It took me more than 10. Try to find not a diabetes doc but a pit doc. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Kat Boy, you are brave to undertake such a strenuous trip so soon after being diagnosed. It usually takes a few months to get everything stabilized, especially if you are on more than one replacement hormone. I have gained 50 pounds in the last four years with all my medications (I have hypothyroid, secondary Addison's, growth hormone deficiency, and Type 1 diabetes). I... (6 replies)


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