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... it could be pressing on your optic nerve and causing double vision. Pituitary adenomas can suppress your pituitary function which can cause Addison's, Hypothyroid and other hypometabolic disorders. ... (6 replies)
... he said my husband absolutely needed growth hormone and that it was indicative of the chance of other hormone deficiencies. He completed all pituitary testing and found he was not making any pit hormones. Insurance has been very cooperative so far. ... (15 replies)
High potassium
Aug 27, 2010
... I wouldn't touch your thyroid until your docs rule out pituitary involvement. Surgery should be a LAST resort for any complication. ... (10 replies)

Primary/secondary
Apr 16, 2008
... Okay you wanted to know the difference between primary and secondary adrenal dysfunction. I have primary adrenal insufficiency. My pituitary is screaming for more from my adrenals and my adrenals are on a permanent vacation. ... (4 replies)
... When you were diagnosed with Addison's, did they determine if it was primary adrenal or pituitary in origin? ... (1 replies)
... Most doctors, including endocrinologists just don't know much about the pituitary gland. ... (15 replies)
... You have two issues to contend with. ... (2 replies)
... told that the stim test does not do well to measure general adrenal function, but only measures whether I have severely damaged adrenal function, or, if it is my pituitary that is not releasing the necessary ACTH. ... (0 replies)
... I don't know for sure, but I think if cortisol rises during the ACTH stim test, then the adrenal glands are functioning, but the pituitary gland is not working properly. ... (1 replies)
... other such issues have got me a bit behind! Thanks for the informative reply. ... (20 replies)
... mm pituitary tumor at this time but everyone assured me that they were absolutely sure that there was no way in the world I could ever have a prolactinoma. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks Hardy. Actually, the doctor confirmed that Quest screwed up on the urine metanephrines as well, by losing 75% of my urine. How incompetent. Gotta do it again. The endo tends to think the problem is in my pituitary (some kind of autonomic dysfunction), and that my general malaise is the explanation for the heightened catecholamines. I had several concussive... (10 replies)
... I don't know if it is a tumor or not, although I do know that when they did the whol brain MRI they didn't see anything, but they didn't to the pituitary MRI. Anyway, I have a feeling it could be a head injury issue. Either way, how do they treat these problems? ... (16 replies)
... Hi Again, Some of the best places to get info on this are the support sites. Try to Google the search terms "Cushing's/ help /support" and see what comes up. Get into the sites and look around-read up and share your story with others to see what ideas they may have. As for testing, my husband had a basic evaluation of his pituitary function, including LH/FSH, IGF-1... (9 replies)
... My cortisol is lower.. and with regards to the ACTH it means as you say.. your pituitary is telling it to make more.. but the adrenals just can not put out. ... (31 replies)
Fainted last night
Apr 14, 2008
... If all is well with your conversion of active T4 in the liver and the adrenal and pituitary glands are functioning properly. ... (1 replies)
... sounds like diabetes insipides and that is pituitary based. Very few docs know what that is. If you have that, you have to keep drinking. ... (3 replies)
... ine system for your body is complex and hard to follow. Most MDs specialize in certian conditions. You may need to find an Endo that specializes in adrenal and pituitary function. Have they done an MRI or uptake scans to see what is what? ... (5 replies)
... I do know that I had no pituitary tumor, and my adrenal problem isn't an autoimmune response. My test was negative of antibodies I recall for thyroid and adrenal glands. ... (18 replies)
... pituitary that is malfunctioning, you might be wise to ask for the doctor to test your FSH, growth hormone, testosterone, and any other hormones produced BY the PITUITARY gland. Just a thought. I hope he is willing to do this for you! Keep us posted on your results! And good luck with finding an answer! ... (11 replies)


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