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    OK my endo says this is OK, but it doesn't seem OK to me. Cortisol is supposed to rise >16 mcg/dl after injection and mine only went to 12.6. Also, the rest of the values are borderline.

    CORTISOL STIMULATION,
    3 SPECIMENS
    TIME1 BASELINE
    SPECIMEN1 12.6 MCG/DL
    TIME2 30 MINUTES
    SPECIMEN2 25.6 MCG/DL
    TIME3 60 MINUTES
    SPECIMEN3 25.5 MCG/DL

    NORMAL RESPONSE: PEAK GREATER THAN 20 MCG/DL
    (>16 MCG/DL AFTER IM INJECTION)
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    So, nobody know if this could be adrenal fatigue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde12 View Post
    So, nobody know if this could be adrenal fatigue?
    I do not want to open my mouth, usually Phil and couple other guys are helpfull, possibly they are busy.

    If you do not get satisfaction here, try:

    Stop The Thyroid Madness » How to treat adrenals–for the patient and their doctors

    Stop The Thyroid Madness :: View Forum - MEN'S THYROID

    If you go there and get some satisfaction, please cross post it, I am interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    I do not want to open my mouth, usually Phil and couple other guys are helpfull, possibly they are busy.

    If you do not get satisfaction here, try:

    Stop The Thyroid Madness » How to treat adrenals–for the patient and their doctors

    Stop The Thyroid Madness :: View Forum - MEN'S THYROID

    If you go there and get some satisfaction, please cross post it, I am interested.
    It wont let me join the site because moderators are on vacation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde12 View Post
    It wont let me join the site because moderators are on vacation.
    I am not a doctor, medical or otherwise.
    What I am going to say is probably heresy, so do not tell anybody that I have told you this.

    Adrenals are finicky to test.

    I would go to doctor and get script for
    Cortef
    and
    Florinef

    Take up to 3 weeks time, try Cortef first up to 30mg/day divided dose.
    If it does not make significant difference stop (cold) Cortef.
    If you are also on Armour, probably gradual dose reduction may be better.

    Wait a week.

    Try Florinef, I am not familiar with dose size or timing, but you get the idea.
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    When one have a weak Adrenals and this two meds do not make a difference I am not sure what will.

    Tweaking and changing to another kinds of cortisone is saved for latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde12 View Post
    OK my endo says this is OK, but it doesn't seem OK to me.

    CORTISOL STIMULATION,
    3 SPECIMENS
    TIME1 BASELINE
    SPECIMEN1 12.6 MCG/DL
    TIME2 30 MINUTES
    SPECIMEN2 25.6 MCG/DL
    TIME3 60 MINUTES
    SPECIMEN3 25.5 MCG/DL

    NORMAL RESPONSE: PEAK GREATER THAN 20 MCG/DL
    (>16 MCG/DL AFTER IM INJECTION)


    Why doesn't it seem OK? Your peak is greater than 20 mcg/dl.
    Last edited by cpeil2; 08-09-2007 at 01:14 PM. Reason: correct typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    Why doesn't it seem OK? Your peak is greater than 20 mcg/dl.
    Well, because I know that I feel like crap with low normal Testosterone, so why wouldn't it be the same with cortisol? I have a lot of the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, but the one that really bugs me is cold hands and feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    I am not a doctor, medical or otherwise.
    What I am going to say is probably heresy, so do not tell anybody that I have told you this.

    Adrenals are finicky to test.

    I would go to doctor and get script for
    Cortef
    and
    Florinef

    Take up to 3 weeks time, try Cortef first up to 30mg/day divided dose.
    If it does not make significant difference stop (cold) Cortef.
    If you are also on Armour, probably gradual dose reduction may be better.

    Wait a week.

    Try Florinef, I am not familiar with dose size or timing, but you get the idea.
    ============================== ===============
    When one have a weak Adrenals and this two meds do not make a difference I am not sure what will.

    Tweaking and changing to another kinds of cortisone is saved for latter.
    Anything I can take over the counter that might work? How about Isocort? I don't know anything about cortisol/thyroid issues and really want some help in this. I asked my endo for further testing, but he doesn't think it is necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde12 View Post
    Anything I can take over the counter that might work? How about Isocort? I don't know anything about cortisol/thyroid issues and really want some help in this. I asked my endo for further testing, but he doesn't think it is necessary.
    Look at my blood test list post #44
    Jan's BloodTest April13/2007

    Change doctor.
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