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... For those of you diagnosed with Addison's, have you always exhibited high potassium and low DHEA as many of the text books describe? ... (1 replies)
... is a medical test performed to assess the functioning of the adrenal glands. Specifically, it is used to diagnose or exclude adrenal insufficiency, Addison's disease and related conditions. ... (7 replies)
... maybe an enzyme deficiency that is blocking Cortisol synthesis? ... (31 replies)

... It's been a long long time since I've seen cortisol that low. Your ACTH is among the lowest i get to see. High indication of secondary adrenal insufficiency. Could you have had a head injury? ... (21 replies)
... and my cortisol levels came back VERY low, and I'm wondering if I should look at Addison's disease. ... (9 replies)
... You can't diagnose Addison's disease with blood tests for sodium, potassium, cortisol or DHEA unless of course you are almost dead! The only way is one of the provocative tests that stimulate your adrenal glands and looks for cortisol production. ... (3 replies)
High potassium
Aug 26, 2010
... We could be twins! I had many of the symptoms you desribed before I was diagnosed with Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency. ... (10 replies)
... Hi, I just found this board and am praying that somebody can shed some light on my situation. I have had Lyme and Babesia for 18yrs. With no explantion from my gyn, I stopped producing estrogen and progesterone at age 38 and had to go on hormones. I now see a wonderful LLMD, but prior to this Dr. I had a 24hr urine with so many abnormal results that 4 Dr.'s threw their... (3 replies)
... I took the test in the morning after fasting. I am a 20 yr old female. Here are my results: Aldosterone 6 ng/dL (normal: 28 ng/dL) Cortisol Before injection: 26.10 UG/DL (normal: 6.7-22.6) 30 minutes after injection: 37 UG/DL 60 minutes after injection: 43.7 UG/DL (0 replies)
... Be sure they do the ACTH stim test correctly. Keep an eye on your level of DHEA. Not good to get too much. Also some brands of DHEA replacement do not work. ... (22 replies)
... Since DHEA is regulated by ACTH in the pituitary, is possible your DHEA is low because of low ACTH, but this is not always the case. Did you forget to post cortisol tests. If you haven't had cortisol testing yet, I think you do need to push for it. ... (5 replies)
... I started reading about adrenal fatigue and thought I could fit into this area. My extreme fatigue comes after only five hours of sitting at a computer at work or a few hours of reading. ... (0 replies)
... g of prednisone over 7 days. That goes way beyond an insane amount. I've seen people who are really messed up from that amount. To much steroid will shut down cortisol receptors in cells and suppress ACTH to where it won't ever want to come back up when steroid is removed. ... (22 replies)
... Florinef and salt you don't need potassium. Without seeing your electrolyte tests, we can't say for sure, but you would be the first I've heard of that needed potassium and salt with florinef. If your potssium was at the bottom of the range or below it after being on the florinef salt for a while then you might need potassium. ... (7 replies)
... I need help with a similar issue. I had very low adrenal steriod results from a 24hr urine test given by Dr Therese Hertoghue and very low saliva cortisol results. I've had hypotension all me life. Then my TSH was 4. ... (7 replies)
... th fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, low blood pressure, heart palpitations, and body ache. I was extremely sick. While I was in the hospital they found a 7mm adrenal nodule, and told me to get further testing. They sent me home after 2 days with a diagnosis of the Flu. ... (0 replies)
... Might any of the test results indicate some sort of adrenal insufficiency? ... (6 replies)
Addisons & Pheo?
Feb 27, 2012
... the one location outside the hospital has shown a small "benign" tumor on my left adrenal gland on 5 occasions. In the hospital, they NEVER see anything? ... (0 replies)
... n. Here are the blood work results from a cardiac ER visit and wanted someone to tell me whether or not they think its poss. for me to be having a flair with my adrenal glands. ... (9 replies)
... Well, I went to the doctor with a whole list of requests. She basically told me not to worry! She said cortisol came back great so that rules out anything adrenal. So no ACTH, no DHEA and no further blood tests even though potassium was low 3. ... (14 replies)


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