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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)
... hospital for hyppokalemia, my aldosterone has been moderately elevated in the past which I believe made me hypokalemic. Recently, it has been discovered that my DHEA has been high also. And something with my prolactin is off.....I suffer from headaches, insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, muscle aches. ... (7 replies)
... What really throws me off is that my Potassium is low as well. My sodium is even a little high. ... (1 replies)

... I asked her about Addison's and she said that my sodium and potassium levels were normal. ... (3 replies)
... I have high levels also and have found help with rx for spironolactone 25mgs.can go upto 100 mgs.that was too high for me.this med will not interfer with your potassium.try it for 30 days and get another blood test. (6 replies)
... I'm no Doctor, But like yours self my potassium levels are low also my Vitamin D levels were none existent at one stage MY BP is now very high which use to be low,. ... (7 replies)
... ends over this. They think I'm "crazy" bc I have been to so many doctors and I don't believe what they say. Sorry....I almost had a heartattach bc went off of my potassium supplements and my level was 2.7. and doctor told me to go off my medicine. ... (7 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. I do not Addison's Disease - my adrenal glands work fine - however, my pituitary gland was damaged when I lost a significant amount of blood after my last c-section (I have had 3). The technical term for my "disease" is Sheehan's Syndrome. I also have... (10 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)
... then I wouldn't have a good point of reference to compare "excessive" to. Potassium and Sodium look ok. I did have a slightly low Potassium of 2.9 once back in 1994, but that was a while ago. ... (31 replies)
... with serum acth greater than 43. I've never seen a primary who doubled or more on the stim. I look for upper 40's to low 50's for a good acth. Your DHEA suggests primary. I recommend you read what wrote about interpreting the acth stim and acth serum tests. ... (31 replies)
... If low renin, then potassium will be mid point or lower range. Low potassium is a good predictor of low renin I've found. ... (8 replies)
... I'm 33 and ever since I had my daughter i haven't felt well....it started with my thyroid and then it was my potassium and i was on potassim replacement and eating a bunch of potassium as well. ... (1 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)
... Keep in mind these are my opinions and I'm not a doctor. The ACTH stimulation test (also called the Cortrosyn (aka Cosyntropin) or Synacthen test) 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. It involves the injection of synthetic... (7 replies)
... ably has steroid therapy induced secondary adrenal insufficiency on top of primary AI. As cortisol is connected to other hormones such as sex hormones, thyroid, DHEA and epinephrine, the dex may have caused wide damage to her endocrine system which may or may not correct itself to near where it had been. ... (22 replies)
... ple, ask for aldosterone and renin tests. Low renin is what happens in secondary AI, primaries get high renin. I'm assuming your son has already had sodium and potassium tested in CBC, I'd like to see them. ... (12 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. ... (5 replies)
... It was there where I found out that my potassium was slightly low. Also, after 2 liters of IV fluid replacement, they did the a standing blood pressure test, it went from 102 to 112. ... (0 replies)


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