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... 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. ... (3 replies)
... I always had normal cortisol levels but when given the Insulin Induced Hypoglycemia test it was clear I had no cortisol reserve. You can very easily have normal cortisol levels but have no ability to raise your cortisol above that level. Only a provocative test can determine if you have cortisol deficiency. ... (18 replies)
Morning Cortisol
Mar 11, 2004
... You can't diagnose anything on the basis of a blood cortisol test. Unfortunately cortisol varies hourly and can have wide swings throughout the day. Thus a low value means as little as a high value. ... (2 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)
Question
Dec 2, 2004
... for my asthma "which has been a long time thank god since Ive had attack" thats when I feel normal. I have no low sugar symptoms and I have tons of energy.I actually feel normal.Another thing that has got me really worried and thrown off..Ijust had a severe sugery . ... (6 replies)
Question
Dec 1, 2004
... much of the time you have "adrenal sufficiency". It's only when you get stressed, like getting the flu, or a bad day at work that your body can't produce enough cortisol to satisfy the need and so leads to a spiraling down into fatigue, depression and the arrival of weird symptoms. Otherwise, you are pretty much normal. ... (6 replies)
... Total cortisol 20. ... (0 replies)
... drs and practitioners out there who realize that it is not necessary for a patient to progress to this stage before treatment. The mere fact that the patient is no longer producing appropriate ACTH, even though the adrenals COULD function, is in and of itself a condition. ... (2 replies)
... it was inconclusive three times. On the fourth try the test clearly showed I had almost no growth hormone, no sex hormones and zero adrenal reserve. ... (45 replies)
... Geeze.. Thats scary!! Do you have addisons? How are you doing now? (6 replies)
... You can't diagnose adrenal problems by having a simple blood cortisol test. You have to have some kind of provocative test to see if your adrenals can actually produce enough cortisol to satisfy your body in times of stress. ... (6 replies)
... hour urine collection also tested for cortisol. These tests usually can't diagnose Addison's disease but they can show if your cortisol is too high or zero. For a diagnosis you need some kind of provocative test that tests your adrenal reserve. ... (4 replies)
... after eating certain things and had a cortisol level of 2.3! I think you will relate well to me post and symptoms. ... (5 replies)
... She says that my cortisol will come up as I get my ratio in normal range. It has been 4 months since I have been on the cream and I do not feel any better. ... (2 replies)
Adrenal Fatigue??
Jun 11, 2007
... Hi guys, thank you very much. I appreciate the effort you all have put in on my behalf. No tickets from me! ... (88 replies)




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