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... Dear Sneezy, I hope you get some resolution soon. The Potassium and Sodium might be something you want to have retested every 6 mos. or more often. Did you say your BP's are consistently low? Best wishes, :wave: Tracy (8 replies)
... That said, your doctor is an idiot. You can't, I repeat you can't, diagnose low cortisol by a single blood test. Cortisol is pulsed in 20 minute cycles so if you get a low reading you can't tell whether that is significant or not. ... (8 replies)
Adrenal crisis
Jun 2, 2006
... trakos, Here is a bit of information about how the ACTH stim test is supposed to be done. I hope you can find another endo to retest you. ... (3 replies)

... To determine if the patient's adrenal glands can respond to the ACTH message from the pituitary to increase cortisol production in the adrenal cortex. ... (8 replies)
... I have included how I think each question is related to hormones. Remember a single test can be normal but all hormones are pulsed so one test isnt diagnostic of anything. Of course each symptom can also be related to other disease activity so one or two aren't particularly diagnostic either. ... (8 replies)
... Here are the tests you need. Don't start a steriod replacement without a firm diagnosis. For me yawning was a sign of low cortisol. ... (22 replies)
... Seems you have good reason to have the ACTH stimulation test along with the Electrolytes to check for addisons. ... (8 replies)
... To determine if the patient's adrenal glands can respond to the ACTH message from the pituitary to increase cortisol production in the adrenal cortex. ... (10 replies)
... You should not ask for treatment or accept any cortisol replacement before you have been diagnosed. ... (1 replies)
... make sure they do the ACTH stim test correctly or it will be worthless. ... (1 replies)
... To determine if the patient's adrenal glands can respond to the ACTH message from the pituitary to increase cortisol production in the adrenal cortex. ... (8 replies)
... isons. Could be the reason you feel lousy. If your doc tells you to taper be sure to only taper by 2.5mg every 3 to 5 days depending on how you feel. The ACTH test cannot be done while you are taking Cortef. It must be done CORRECTLY to be of value. ... (6 replies)
Adrenal Fatigue?
Sep 20, 2006
... Here are the tests you need. Be sure the ACTH test is done correctly. I wouldn't rely on the saliva test, but many have had it done. ... (4 replies)
... Here are the tests you need. The ACTH stim test must be done correctly. You need to get off the Cortef. It is "VERY VERY careless" of your doctor to prescribe this to you with out being diagnosed. ... (4 replies)
... To determine if the patient's adrenal glands can respond to the ACTH message from the pituitary to increase cortisol production in the adrenal cortex. ... (4 replies)
... The lab scales are for normal people with no symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms of low cortisol and you have low end test results then its reasonable to at least test to rule out cortisol problems. Low cortisol AND low ATCH at the same time is also a good indicator of trouble. ... (3 replies)
... To determine if the patient's adrenal glands can respond to the ACTH message from the pituitary to increase cortisol production in the adrenal cortex. ... (3 replies)
... lt is another thing. We take Florinef for the salt craving. Not something you should take unless it is proven that you need it. Correct procedure for the ACTH test below. Have you had your electolytes checked? ... (9 replies)
... making your cortisol levels look higher than they are. ... (2 replies)
... Now, obviously there is something going on with my HPA. The extremely elevated morning cortisol, and low morning cortisol, explains my fragmented sleep and consequential fatigue. And many of the other data bears out my inability to heal. ... (10 replies)


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