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... Alright, Hormoneman, you asked for it! ... (31 replies)
... As for the info I found, I know that I am not allowed to direct you specifically, but I just kep doing web searches over and over and changing the wording. ... (4 replies)
... c I was 25 years old and had worse acne than I did in high school and got fed up with it. He noticed that I have hyperpigmentation, and asked if anyone had ever mentioned Addison's disease to me. ... (0 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)
... 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. ... (8 replies)
... some like thyroid. Here is some info on testing for addisons. ... (10 replies)
... Seems you have good reason to have the ACTH stimulation test along with the Electrolytes to check for addisons. ... (8 replies)
... Here's what I found on testing for Cushings. ... (7 replies)
... 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. If there is ACTH production then they move up to the hypothalamus. ... (3 replies)
... If you have true Addison's, you'll need more than Cortef, usually. The reason I ask is that you need to get your ACTH down. It'll be more difficult to treat if you don't have your hormones balanced. ... (7 replies)
... I'm having the same problem of figuring out which came first the chicken or the egg on this. I have high Cortisol levels and DHEA levels as well. Not sure if the hypothryodism is causing this or something else. ... (6 replies)
... and that the reason for my adrenal failure will be either autoimmune or benign tumors. ... (1 replies)
... she may have on on the cortef to push your cortisol levels high to seeif ACTH levels drop and if so that is a clear pituator disease indicator but check anyway i am guessing it will be the latter reason. ... (13 replies)
... flattened Cortisol daily rhythm, and elevated ACTH vs. ... (45 replies)
... I would agree about the thyroid, and what I've seen looking for a diagnosis for my son, I've come up with thyroid, CFS and Adrenal malfunction, though he passed his ACTH stim test, too! ... (7 replies)
... I have not been diagnosed yet with Addison's, but my endo doc will be testing me with the ACTH Stim test next week. ... (0 replies)
... of evidence that high doses of Flovent will suppress the adrenals and it does not take that long to happen. ... (13 replies)
... and people tell me I'm on a really high dose. The doc has already said I will be on it for life. No weaning off. Is my dose too high if I'm responding so well to the treatment? ... (1 replies)
Jul 31, 2004
... Thank you so much for taking so much time to help me! My endocrinologist did theorize that maybe the acth is only acting on part of my adrenal glands for some reason. He also made this unnerving comment, "Maybe the test is picking up something other than acth, but calling it acth, like cancer. ... (2 replies)
... her for 9 weeks only, and it was hard. After the loss, I seemed to take longer to get back to "normal" emotionally than after I'd had my babies. ... (11 replies)

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