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... My mother has had Hashimotos as well as her mother and everyone on her side of the family. My father had a pituitary tumor and now thyroid issues. ... (1 replies)
... Your stimulation test shows you have secondary adrenal insufficiency. Secondaries will double or more from a low base cortisol which your is very low. Your potassium being so low also supports this. Secondaries have low potassium, primaries high. Your TSH is high matching with primary hypothyroid. Most of us see 1.0 as being a good number for women, but what matters... (2 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Addison's about a year ago. A MRI showed possible adenoma on my pituitary gland. Stim tests showed very little cortisol being produced. ... (3 replies)

... He's being the classic endo. Endos are good at one thing, diabetes. The rest of endocrinology is off in the corner for them. I haven't seen one report of an endo who was any good with pituitary, thyroid and adrenal issues. Look for an osteopath, but screen them on the phone first. (5 replies)
... You can have a NORMAL TSH and still have thyroid issues. Thyroid is not the pituitary and definitely not the adrenal gland.. these glands are separate entities and do a wonderous variety of crud to you when out of whack. Whooow! Sorry. ... (7 replies)
... I am hypoparathyroid so I have had a few of these issues but on the opposite side.... ... (14 replies)
... It wouldn't hurt to get them to look at the adrenal function and pituitary function while they are at it. The WHOLE endocrine system is tricky and dependent on each other. When one thing goes bad.. ... (27 replies)
Sick and desperate
Oct 13, 2007
... g. I lost alot of weight from no appetite. I would ask the doctors to do an adrenal hormone test. ACHT to see where your levels are at. Also have them check your pituitary gland. I hope this helps and maybe if they did these tests, they would find out one way or the other. ... (9 replies)
... for was a possible growth hormone deficiency. Mine turned out to be fine but I did do a little research on it after he mentioned the possibility. If you have a pituitary issue it might be something to check out. ... (17 replies)
... The DHEA being low has me concerned and I thought it might point to an adrenal or possibly a pituitary issue and might explain why my testosterone has been low for my age. I'm going to a Endoctrinologist on the 13th. ... (5 replies)
... to your endocrinologist. These can make for ebb and flow symptoms. I hope you will get to the bottom of your health issues very soon! ... (9 replies)
... s particular health topic for over a year and a half, feverishly, as my son is yet to be fully diagnosed. He will go to the Mayo Clinic this Jan. with suspected pituitary malfunction or POTS. ... (9 replies)
... day. Now the doctor is suggesting POTS or disautonomia for him, or secondary adrenal insufficiency, stemming from pituitary or Hypothalamus problems. Hope this answers your questions. Thanks for answering MY post! ... (11 replies)
... Hi Van, You have just been sadly indoctrinated into the Family of Cushies. Your experience is far too common. And I am so sorry for your visit going so poorly. Doctors, and especially endos, surprisingly enough, just have NO understanding of the physiology of Cushing's. It is funny almost when doctors say stress causes these issues. Well...yes...cortisol is a STRESS... (15 replies)
... Whatever you do, see an endo who specializes in pituitary disorders. Most endos focus their practice on either diabetes or thyroid issues and while that's all good it isn't helpful with Cushing's. ... (11 replies)
... y metrapone test shows l am low on cotisol and aldosterone and my testosterone levels are very low. However my stim stest came back normal, so l had an MRI of my pituitary gland done and everything is normal there. ... (5 replies)
... I can hear the exhaustion and frustration in your post and I really empathize. I think I could have written your post. I, too, have health issues that I believe are endocrine but I don't have answers yet either. I have had terrible experiences with doctors, too. ... (26 replies)
... It sounds a bit like Cushing's but let me ask you a few more questions (btw, many of us who've had Cushing's had HUGE problems with depression and/or diagnosed with bipolar): Have you gained weight or has your weight switched to your mid-section (pregnant belly look?) Do you bruise easily? Facial hair? Flushing of the face? Is your face very round? Your result is quite... (3 replies)

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