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... I've seen at least a thousand acth stims with serum acth over the years I've been doing this and never seen the combo of values you have. Your stim suggests secondary AI. ... (31 replies)
... is High, but my Pregnenolone is Low. ... (31 replies)
... My cortisol is lower.. and with regards to the ACTH it means as you say.. your pituitary is telling it to make more.. but the adrenals just can not put out. ... (31 replies)

... that state that low Pregnenolone is a marker for Hypopituitarism? ... (31 replies)
... izes in reproductive endocrinology. She wants to have some related hormone tests performed, and I don't want to mess up the validity of results. I am taking 5 mg pregnenolone MWF, and have been for a month. Prior to that on another drs advice, I was taking 10 mg DHEA MWF, but then decided to go back to Pregnenolone. ... (2 replies)
... Since Pregnenolone is the "mother hormone" for all the other steroids, and since my Total Cholesterol or LDL's aren't too high, I assume normal generation of Pregnenolone. ... (31 replies)
... I personally take dhea, progesterone and pregnenolone. I also have lymes and my lyme doc said I'm preg deficient. My guess is because of the addisons. I think the progesterone and preg help me most (2 replies)
... Furthermore I've read about Pregnenolone and Progesterone which, as I understand it, I'm also "missing" due to failure of ACTH stimulation of cholesterol to Pregnenolone. ... (2 replies)
... l function. Also, many patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency are missed because most doctors see doubling or more from a low base cortisol value with low ACTH being okay or even great, not recognizing this indicates low ACTH production. ... (7 replies)
... I read somewhere that: Any truth to this? My DHEA-S is up, but it's only about at 135% of range, and since my ACTH is about at 144% of range it might just be an appropriate response to the high ACTH. If the statements is true, I could see things happening like this... - Adrenals have a problem producing Cortisol (still need to figure this one out) - Hypothalamus/Pit... (31 replies)
... Started treatment on 2006 with a 5.1 TSH. Obtained old medical records, saw I was 4.5 in 1995.....:mad: Started on 50 mcg. Dr said i "was in range" with a 2.9 TSH after 2 months. Went to new dr, went up to 100 mcg thyroxine. Wanted to try armour, went to new dr. Switched to 45 mg. Then had ER visit. Struggled from mid summer last year till Dec to optimize, and ended up... (2 replies)
... It does look like you could use a boost in your aldosterone and cortisol as well as the other natural hormones. Have they tried boosting the ACTH to see if the adrenals respond accordingly? ... (2 replies)
... As to normal cholesterol.. normal pregnenolone production. This is a base assumption assuming that the mechanism creating the pregnenolone is behaving properly. ... (31 replies)
Low Dose Acth
Dec 16, 2004
... reacting at times. So I'm going to begin pregnenolone and cortef for treatment. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks, Chris for your response. I will reread the info you posted about cortisol and I will look for the author you mentioned. I am sorry that you are dealing with so much too. Regarding my thryoid, I have reviewed those results on top notch boards and even pushed for a trial of armour and it was not my answer, even low dose created palps and insomnia. Now the... (6 replies)
... When are you taking your pregnenolone and DHEA? ... (16 replies)
More questions
Jun 10, 2004
... Okay, I bought the pregnenolone and have been taking it for about three days. ... (6 replies)
... Do you think I could benefit from an ACTH stimulation test, and an adrenal antibody test? ... (2 replies)
... flattened Cortisol daily rhythm, and elevated ACTH vs. ... (45 replies)
... Hi. I am a 40-year-old female and have been previously diagnosed with hypopituitarism but there isn't a tumor involved and so it is presumed to be due to lymphocytic hypophysitis. I have been on thyroid meds for 20 years for hypothyroidism, diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia about 12 years ago, for awhile my LH/FSH were suppressed and I was deficient in all sex hormones and... (1 replies)




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