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... eel that she didn't know too much about the test. She mentioned something about using that test when checking for depression. I do also disagree with her about treating only the TSH for her thyroid but I decided to go ahead and start the medication and see what happens. I thought I would save the treatment argument for later. ... (6 replies)
... don't know enough about how to treat low testosterone in men. Testosterone therapy can raise estrogen levels which is desired, but estrogen can go to high in T therapy. ... (5 replies)
... If you do have addisons 10mg a day is not enough so you would not feel well. Treating the thyroid before the addisons would also make you feel lousy. ... (8 replies)

... While it is true that estrogen is a steroid hormone, it comes primarily from the ovaries which shouldn't be affected by your low cortisol levels. But, that said, there is alot of cross over... ... (15 replies)
... Might be best to rule out addisons before treating your thyroid. ... (9 replies)
... T3 is from 24h urin, cortisol and DHEA from saliva where cortisol was tested 4 times within 24 hours. ... (1 replies)
... for adrenal fatigue and low progesterone. I also take Armour for hypothyroidism. ... (5 replies)
... tors are not trained to seek out answers that way, but to treat symptoms with drugs. Take your son to an osteopath as they are very good at find out causes and treating the the causes instead of symptoms. Osteopaths are real doctors. ... (2 replies)
... range LOW ACTH scores... what does this mean? ... (2 replies)
... As to the fact your ACTH is high and your cortisol low normal. Would point toward your adrenals being the culprite in your insufficiency. I wish I could help you more. My internal medicine MD is treating me. ... (31 replies)
... Both are applicable given your symptoms. You mention hypothyroidism.. are they treating it optimally? ... (5 replies)
... Treating hypothyriod by raising thyroid levels while also having low cortisol results in symptoms of both hypo and hyper thyroid. ... (3 replies)
... Wendy, I don't know where all the people are with the answers. I will give you my opinion. Cortisone acetate is not the usual steriod prescribed for cortisol replacement. It has a short half life. It's in your system for less time. Your doc is behind the times treating you with it. ... (1 replies)
... Birth control pills add extra estrogen and progesterone into your system and these will interfere with the cortisol and aldosterone test making them artificialling inflated. You are supposed to be off of BCs for at least 6 weeks before testing cortisol and aldosterone. ... (5 replies)
... c I have normally low blood pressure and pulse. ... (0 replies)
... not calm down for hours, I crave salt and have a sodium level the lowest number considered in the normal range yet I eat salt like crazy. FOr 15 years I have had low blood pressure on and off and lately it has been low 3 times when checked by dr. ... (2 replies)
... was the perfect doctor in treating adrenal insufficiency or Addison's. ... (7 replies)
... I recently had a full blood panel done and recieved the tests today (via fax from the dr's office). The only thing that was outside of "normal" range was my DHEAs 306 ug/dL with normal range of 45-270ug/dL. I insisted on testing TSH as well as freeT-3 and free T4 levels. TSH was 2.73 with T-3 at 3.5 pg/mL (normal =2.3-4.2) and T-4 at 1.29ng/dL (normal=0.61-1.76). Cortisol... (4 replies)
... you could feel so much better on the right regimen without tons more testing. Just be seeing a knowledgeable hormonal Dr in your area that would start you on a low dose of cortisol for most of the problems you've shared thus far. ... (3 replies)
... that the doc was treating with 60 mg of prednisone for about 6 months. ... (12 replies)


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