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... exhaustion. The best method for this is the 4 collection saliva test, taken over the course of one day, at morning, noon, evening and midnight. This will show how your cortisol output compares to what is normal for that time of the day. The blood or urine test above, will only average the day out. ... (7 replies)
... I've noticed a lot of talk about Cushing's and cortisol levels. ... (5 replies)
... live with. It is what it is, and you must do the very best you can to manage it. Trust me, I totally understand your fear and frustration. I don't really know how to respond to your questions as I am not a doc, but I do not believe that the prednisone is the cause of your physical pain. ... (5 replies)

... It can happen. It depends on how much you take. You need to take enough that you replace what your body needs but not so much that you give yourself "exogenous Cushing's" syndrome. ... (3 replies)
... Unfortunately, all the factors and more that Cloud2 mentioned make a specific number impossible to calculate. Cortisol levels fluctuate hourly, daily, weekly and monthly in a "normal" person, so all we can do is approximate what our bodies need...taking more during stress times. ... (9 replies)
... I am new here and don't know your history, so sorry if this question seems redundant but, how were you diagnosed with AI, and why is your endo trying to wean you off of the Cortef? ... (2 replies)
... le, so i don't know if this will work for you, but I have found that Sulbutiamine increases both my sex drive and my recovery time. Some Addisonians have said it helps them a lot with their fatigue in general... but I don't know how it affects women. i would be so curious to know how you respond to it if you try it. ... (2 replies)
... When your levels were off, how did you feel in the mornings when you woke up? ... (29 replies)
... I take .05 fludrocortisone and 15 mg hyrdrocortisone in the morning only. Strangely enough, that gets me through the day. I'm about 5'3", 126 lbs. and 48 yrs. old. I get alot of exercise each day taking care of my horses, and I think that helps. (7 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)
Thyroid adrenal?
Feb 24, 2006
... e a bad thing because your body isnt able to fight stress off. ITs your bodys way of coping with stress. Your male l am assuming so your testosterone looks good, how old are you, the older you get the lower the valvues. ... (20 replies)
... k of cortisol is a faulty Pituitary Gland, there is nothing actually physically wrong with the Adrenal Organ, it simply is not receiving the 'signal' to make the cortisol from the Pituitary. ... (6 replies)
... pm. They told me I had a serious adrenal fatigue and it might be able to be helped with 10 mg of cortisol each day. The Dr. doing the prescribing was a holistic MD. He could prescribe cortisone, and he did. ... (1 replies)
... I read a few conflicting reports that it raises Cortisol. Then I found other studies saying it lowers Cortisol along with Serotonin. It causes me severe rage and anxiety. My Endo has check plasma ACTH and my cortisol is fine. I am not taking too much hydrocortisone. ... (0 replies)
... I hope it is okay to post here as I have no idea what I have regarding my adrenals..I have my thyroid test results and cortisol results to give you a little idea of my condition... ... (0 replies)
... Well, I notice when I'm low on cortisol I am fatigued but I can't sleep, when I raised my cortef to 20mg I sleep all the time but wake up tired still usually. ... (18 replies)
... 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)
... Your cortisol is obviously high, which could be contributing to some of the problems you've been experiencing. ... (4 replies)
... he last 2 years. I also passed an adrenal test in the office. I started Cortef two weeks ago. 5 mg twice daily and that helped for 2 days, and then it quit. When cortisol levels came back deficient, they added .1 of florinef which really helped for 2 days and then it stopped. ... (8 replies)
... EVERYTHING I have ever read or heard about Addison's Disease and the ACTH stim test say that your cortisol should have DOUBLED in 60 minute's time! Your ACTH is getting UP THERE, which would happen if your body was trying to tell your adrenals to make more cortisol. ... (9 replies)

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