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... 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)
... I am in the same boat. I have had a lot of work up and EVERYTHING points to adrenal fatigue. I read a book on it and it seems I am the "perfect" candidate for it. ... (1 replies)
... I'm 33 and ever since I had my daughter i haven't felt 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)

... Thank you again for your reply. Wow, it really helps finding people who have the same struggles as you do....I have lost friends over this. They think I'm "crazy" bc I have been to so many doctors and I don't believe what they say. Sorry.... ... (7 replies)
... It would be good to go back to the doc to go over your test results. Exactly why were you given Cortef. ... (7 replies)
... GEEZ! Maybe a lab error since Ca is ALWAYS at he high end but then the electrolytes went whacky! Doc sent me to the ER! ... (14 replies)
... When they took your blood for the cortisol, when did they take it? ... (12 replies)
... Thanks for the reply Making.. ... (2 replies)
... of many that live without adrenal glands. I had mine removed as I had a pituitary tumor and had surgery. Tumor grew back and was dectectible via labs but not on the scans so decided my best option was to remove the adrenals. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you so much. You clarified a lot. So, did you get tremors before taking the pills? ... (7 replies)
... It might be a good idea, if you are nervous about it, to ask an endocrinologist about your case. They really are the experts, and they should be the ones doing the weaning. ... (7 replies)
Sep 16, 2002
... st century stress syndrome" by James Wilson has some good guidelines on diet and lifestyle changes. Granted it is written for those with less severe manifestations of adrenal deficiency, but nevertheless, the diet and lifestyle advice woudl be pertinient to you as well. ... (3 replies)
... I take at least 2 grams a day extra plus salt my food liberally and my sodium is 1 point above the range. You need to look for plain sodium chloride tablets, not the buffered ones as the buffered ones are buffered with potassium and potassium may not be good for you. ... (3 replies)
... With the dose you are taking it has shut down your adrenals if that was not a problem in the first place. 30mg daily could be too much for you even if you do have addisons. Could be the reason you feel lousy. If your doc tells you to taper be sure to only taper by 2. ... (6 replies)
... go if the adrenals are not functioning well. You need an endo who is familiar with addisons. Your symptoms could be from your thyroid. Craving salt is another thing. ... (9 replies)
... I did not tolerate this well. So yesterday at my appointment I asked what she thought about trying Cortef to treat the adrenal fatigue first before adjusting the thyroid. ... (2 replies)
Adrenal crisis
Jun 2, 2006
... trakos, Here is a bit of information about how the ACTH stim test is supposed to be done. I hope you can find another endo to retest you. ... (3 replies)
... sodium and potassium levels. ... (8 replies)
Feb 27, 2006
... endo was one of the top endos in Lubbock Tx and he always checked my ACTH level, my TSH level, free T4 and they always check your electrolytes to make sure that the potassium and sodium are staying on a normal basis. ... (6 replies)
... Have your aldosterone and renin tested. Your doctor should have know to also test that. Do you have a sodium and potassium test from a CBC? ... (10 replies)

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