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... and my cortisol levels came back VERY low, and I'm wondering if I should look at Addison's disease. ... (9 replies)
... Low iron stores and low B12. ... (0 replies)
... daily of cortisol replacement.. and sometimes a bit more if I have overt symptoms of being low. ... (13 replies)

Oct 12, 2007
... Because low cortisol levels should translate into low sugar levels since cortisol normally causes the liver to release sugar into the blood stream. High blood sugar and low cortisol is unusual unless you have full blown diabetes. ... (5 replies)
... but sometimes you may need insulin as the disease progresses. I wonder if high cortisol COULD produce high sugars. ... (2 replies)
... mber what tests they were exactly, but a few months after being diagnosed, I went into hospital for a day of adrenal testing to check if they could stimulate any cortisol response and the results were that I definitely had primary addisons. ... (13 replies)
... Elena, Thanks so much for all of your suggestions. I used to take DHEA & stopped because I was taking so many meds and supplements, and just felt like I needed to cut some things out. However, I've been reading about DHEA, and this clearly is one that I should not have cut out, so I'm back on it. However, being that DHEA counteracts cortisol, I'm wondering if this means... (13 replies)
... body is pooping out and is giving you subtle clues. It's tired and is wanting you to rest more. That is why you're tired in the morning. Both hypoglycemia and low blood pressure are symptoms of weak adrenal function, and the way to restore adrenal function before it's too late is through rest, rest, and rest. ... (2 replies)
Oct 11, 2007
... If Cortisol effects the release of sugar, and this is known, why is every doctor I see who know I have low Cortisol scratching their head at why my sugar sky rockets? ... (5 replies)
Low cortisol
Jan 16, 2007
... Since your BP is low you need the Florinef. Although it might be higher if you medicated correctly. ... (12 replies)
Oct 10, 2007
... Cortisol controls the release of sugar from the liver into the blood stream so its not unusual to have sugar control problem and Addison's. I think a low carb diet is about the only way to keep sugar under control if you have this problem. ... (5 replies)
... If your sodium is low and potassium high, it will make you feel very weak and lethargic. Those labs should be done. Is your Dr an endo? ... (13 replies)
Low cortisol
Jan 16, 2007
... have a huge appetite! I hate sweets, but I love fat and salt...lots of salt...What is the deal with the protein and how much should I have and is there a special diet I should know about? ... (12 replies)
... I'm only 20 so can't relate on the menopause sorry. Have you researched DHEA at all? Im just about to start on it at my endo's advice - it has some control over hormones esp. estrogen etc and is normally produced by the adrenal gland so we dont produce it. Its not exactly known how it works but lots of people claim it increases their energy and general wellbeing by a lot.... (13 replies)
... I would see an endo as well. And it will take persistance. I would get off the anti-depressants if they are not helping you as they will interfere with testing. I ended up having multiple pituitary issues - but yes, the endos put me on diet drugs, anti-depressants, tested me for HIV etc.. I had Cushing's instead. It would be comical if I were not so damaged now. And... (4 replies)
... His first red flag was the Cortisol and asked about stressors in my life. I didn't feel overly stressed at the time, but he pointed to possible Adrenal Fatigue. ... (2 replies)
... ated adrenal looked like mine went down throughout the day and then began to rise again too soon before I was ready to I assume mine are low wen they should not? ... (7 replies)
... As for you AM cortisol level being kinda high..I really think that is norm.From what ive read its suppose to be high in the mornings and taper off as the day goes by... ... (2 replies)
... and he is the one that ordered the cortisol test. I was due to see him about my recent labs, but was unable to travel out of town and had to cancel for the time being. ... (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)

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