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... 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)
... 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)
... maybe an enzyme deficiency that is blocking Cortisol synthesis? ... (31 replies)

... I have normal thyroid levels buy my primary doc did a 24 hour urine cortisol test and the level which was very low. He told me that my thyroid medicine needs cortisol in order to work properly, but he would prefer an endo doc treat me and schedule any other necessary tests. ... (2 replies)
... Sage I am new here and don't know your history, so sorry if this question seems redundant but, how were you diagnosed with AI, and why is your endo trying to wean you off of the Cortef? I can understand why he is testing your sodium and potassium. With AI, one of the tell-tale signs of your adrenals not producing aldosterone is your body's inability to absorb sodium, thus... (2 replies)
... Very wierd set of tests you have. I'm thinking you should be retested with ITT test instead of ACTH stim though ITT is used to stim, CRH, ACTH, cortisol and growth hormone and I recommend these all be tested in the ITT. ... (31 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)
... and my cortisol levels came back VERY low, and I'm wondering if I should look at Addison's disease. ... (9 replies)
High potassium
Aug 20, 2010
... So they are sending my results by mail but the ones they were concerned over were my potassium level and my TSH was still low but it has gone up since 3 months ago. ... (10 replies)
... Not sure where to even start this. I have been a very healthy person until about 5 years ago. I have PCOS and had a lot of trouble getting pregnant I ended up with pre-eclampsica and went into the HELLP syndrome. After this it has seemed like I have had something wrong with me all the time. I should be on the show House cause know one knows what it is. I have had a Spontaneous... (3 replies)
... Your morning cortisol of 10 is on the low side. Morning is when they'd say it should be the highest for the day! Then your stim test shows a problem. ... (4 replies)
... My nutitional counciler believes that I am suffering from adrenal fatigue and a thyroid problem...my saliva cortisol levels show adrenal issues... ... (7 replies)
... Your symptoms sound very much like mine before I was diagnosed. I can't say what my cortisol levels were, though, because none of the doctors ever tested it. ... (3 replies)
... Basically the cortysn stimulation test checked to see if the adrenals are working. As I understand it if the cortisol doubles the adrenals are not the problem so they move up the chain to the pituatary with an insulin tolerance test which looks for acth. ... (3 replies)
... I asked her about Addison's and she said that my sodium and potassium levels were normal. ... (3 replies)
... It is often possible to assess adrenal insufficiency based upon symptoms. Anyone who is tired, allergic, intolerant to cold, with symptoms of low blood sugar, weakness and low blood pressure, most likely has some degree of adrenal insufficiency. Blood tests may be useful to detect serious adrenal insufficiency. A serum sodium level less than 130 mEq/L and a serum potassium... (9 replies)
... If your sodium is low and potassium high, it will make you feel very weak and lethargic. Those labs should be done. Is your Dr an endo? ... (13 replies)
High potassium
Feb 3, 2011
... treatment so I didn't have a heart attack. Ask for a ACTH or Cortisol Stimulation Test. It can be diagnostic. ... (10 replies)
High potassium
Aug 26, 2010
... I sincerely hope you find out what is going on. May I add that low cortisol can contribute to high levels of anxiety, so you might find when you regulate your cortisol levels, you may not feel as anxious and as a result, no longer need your anti anxiety meds. Good luck! ... (10 replies)
High potassium
Aug 23, 2010
... Thank you very much for your input. I hope they will help me by checking my cortisol and ACTH levels along with rechecking my potassium. ... (10 replies)


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