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... I found a new dr that ran morning ACTh and cortisol levels that lead to and Endocrine appointment. ... (0 replies)
... and healthy adrenal function. Also, many patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency are missed because most doctors see doubling or more from a low base cortisol value with low ACTH being okay or even great, not recognizing this indicates low ACTH production. ... (7 replies)
... I am in the process of getting diagnosed for my issues. So far I have a low cortisol am 7. ... (29 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. ... (5 replies)
... Funygirl... was your ACTH put in a centrifuge immediately? ... (3 replies)
... Do ask for the stim test with serum acth. Low acth sometimes causes tanning. Actually it's the MSH that ACTH breaks down into that causes tanning. For some reason that isn't known, low acth can sometimes breakdown into a lot of MSH. ... (3 replies)
... Help! I need help interpreting my ACTH Stim test results. I asked my doctor about these labs, and he literally put his head on the exam table and pretended he was sleeping. It was the oddest thing. ... (5 replies)
... Addison's.... But your test look normal to me did they do an actual ACTH level. that sometimes is how you can distinguish primary vs secondary. THE ACTH stim tests are more for primary and sometimes really don't tell us much if its not primary. ... (3 replies)
... In your opinions, are my cortisol and acth numbers normal, or should I pursue additional testing to rule out secondary AI? ... (3 replies)
... Sorry to hear of your health problems. I think your doctor should look into pituitary things more. Firstly, your ACTH is low and your cortisol was initially on the low side... ... (3 replies)
... Symptoms are Low blood pressure at times, causing Synope. ... (0 replies)
... pigmentation, you could still have secondary adrenal insufficiency as this presents with low ACTH. The high ACTH in Addison's causes the pigmentation, so if you had a low ACTH then this would not cause a tan. ... (4 replies)
... For more info .. I was fasting for the baseline cortisol and ACTH. I ate food after the ACTH injection, so was not fasting for the 30m and 60m cortisol tests. I may have also been on .5 mg Ativan, which could have lowered the adrenal response? ... (5 replies)
... In April 2007 I was refered to an internist/kidney Dr for a TSH of .20 (0.34 5.60) and Thyroxine free .7 (.6 1.6) After a MRI of my brain he tested my ACTH, cortisol, HG Hormone and others, they were: 8:30 Cortisol 7.7 6.0 28. AM ACTH <5 L 6 - 48 Growth Hormone 0.1 ... (3 replies)
Low acth?
Sep 19, 2013
... the recent flooding he is going to be out for several weeks and I would like to get a basic idea of what I'm looking at. I had a base cortisol taken and then an acth stimulation test. ... (0 replies)
... tricky test. Tricky in that if the tube is not chilled, not spun right away, not frozen right after that ... well, the results will be lower than it really is as ACTH degrades at room temperature. And the tube has to be an EDTA lavender one. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks for the info!! it was really helpful. I had my 3rd ACTH stimulation test and i'm currently waiting for the results :confused: It all seemed to go okay although I was a bit concerned as the docs didn't seem to take the blood at exactly 30 and 60mins!!!!! in my last 2 tests the docs took the blood exactly on time. Anyway the test really made me feel tired, but... (29 replies)
... Your serum cortisol on ACTH should double or more at 60 minutes. Usually, in primary adrenal insufficiency the ACTH is high, in attempt to stimulate the adrenals, similar to a high TSH in hypothyroidism. ... (5 replies)
... syncope, amenorrhea, and low blood pressure. ... (2 replies)
... My ACTH was 14 (range 10-60). The only information I have found seems to indicate that the top 30% of the range is optimal. I have read in 2 places now (unfortunately not sources that the endo will take seriously) that when you go from below 10 and more than triple in the stim test it indicates strongly secondary AI. She refuses to consider anything that the thyroid. ... (3 replies)

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