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... 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)
... You should feel the benefits of the cortisol supplementation right away. ... (18 replies)
... Hi, thanks for the reply. My potassium has been fine throughout all the tests- it has always been normal. My coritsol has been tested- I have not had any 24 hour tests though. The time between appointments, I had a few appointments- but they were before the other tests were preformed. So they were more "check-ups" on my female problems, and ok lets wait and see if the... (12 replies)

... Usually potassium rises in conjuction with a drop in sodium with Addison's. I know that myself and a few others, we actually drop both. ... (1 replies)
... I don't understand how my cortisol levels can be high and aldosterone levels low....also my estrogen and hydroxyprogesterone levels are worrisome to me. ... (5 replies)
... He does look lowish on the cortisol side so the doctor should send him for an ACTH stim test to make a clear diagnosis. ... (2 replies)
Sick and desperate
Oct 26, 2007
... ng glucose was a bit abnormal at 112. I insisted on seeing an endo and she reluctantly gave me an authorization. I mentioned Addison's and she ordered a fasting cortisol blood draw. From what I'm reading that won't show anything? ... (9 replies)
... Ive heard that other hormones such as cortisol can cause problems with blood sugar not just insulin! ... (5 replies)
... am. Aldosterone is a very specific compound that is responsible to maintain the concentration of sodium and potassium in the cell as well as outside the cell. This in turn has a direct effect on the amount of fluid in the body. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I'm a new member to the board, but familiar with AI and AD. I'm in about a 20-year decline since my early 30s. Along the way, serial doctors have found (with objective labs, etc.), in this order, insomnia, depression, hashimoto's thyroiditis, hypoglycemia, seasonal affective disorder, sleep apnea, gluten intolerance (but negative biopsy for celiac), adrenal insufficiency... (7 replies)
ACTH stim test!!
Jan 15, 2007
... Sorry that my post was unclear & that you can't push your doc to do what is necessary. Your 9am cortisol test is not really valuable as cortisol levels go up & down all day. You could have a good level in the morning & not the next. I don't know if your level was normal without knowing what the ranges are at the lab that was used. What symptoms are you having? You... (19 replies)
... I've had lots of blood tests done including cortisol and sodium and potassium and they have all come back normal. I have so many addisons symptoms but is it still possible this is what i have even though the tests are all normal? ... (3 replies)
... Thanks for the quick reply Wanda I really appreciate it. My endo hasn't really explained anything about it when I get ill or not. He's been getting me better slowly but he isn't much of a talker. Every time we've taken a test on my electrolytes they have been pretty normal (salt is around low normal, sometimes 1-3 points below). My endo comes in on tuesday so I'm going to... (37 replies)
... The excercise you are attempting to do has no cortisol to cover it. ... (37 replies)
... Your doc should check your levels before making any changes. Too much Florinef can cause swelling, but the amount you need is determined by your sodium & potassium levels. Florinef increases sodium level & decreases potassium. I remember having the swollen ankles when first diagnosed too. They had me taking too much cortisol replacement & too much Florinef. (5 replies)
... th Crohn's disease in Feb. On July 3rd I was admitted to the hospital for a week because of the symtpoms of Crohn's. While I was there my GI doctor said he did a Cortisol test and that I had Addison's disease. ... (5 replies)
... the potassium down. Why did the doc decide you didn't need Florinef? ... (13 replies)
... ACTH and Cortisol numbers are actually good, once I add in my thyroid they go lower. ... (11 replies)
Can anyone HELP!!!
May 29, 2005
... Dear Abai, Your acth stim numbers seem quite different from any ranges I've seen before. Do you reside outside the U.S., by chance? Did you get actual COPIES of the lab reports? You ought to be able to ask the doctor(s) to mail you actual copies of the stim test and insulin test results, and then please post those results here for more info. The darkened skin you talk... (1 replies)
... Dear Ukiahvalleymom: You sound like a textbook case of Addison's Disease! The dizziness is refered to as postural hypotension (very common with Addison's). The dark circles can be and probably ARE a sign of dehydration or salt wasting. This is what I'd ask for to cut to the chase: Blood test for aldosterone level, renin, sodium, potassium, ACTH plasma level, sodium... (5 replies)

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