Re: Can anyone interpret ACTH stim test results?
Not long at all. You should feel a difference within days and be race ready in a couple months. The trick is to not let having this condition run your life. Beat it. Get mad at it and tell it your in command. That means stay healthy. You need to do things, walk, ride, whatever. You can eat whatever you want and yes, you can party like a rock star-just stay hydrated. Remember this, addisons will not kill you, hurt you or, even slow you down if you don't let it. I just wrote a post because I'm very worried about what I'm reading from some people. Sure addisons is a serious condition, but it's extremely managable. If your feeling somewhat nervous about your new condition and what it means to have it here's a list of some of the things I do and have done-all while having addisons: I'm 46, work-hard (harder than most), I'm a truck driver, fabricator and millwright, my wife and I have raised two kids, fly (I hold a commercial multi-instrument cert), scuba (open water, wreck, confined space, rescue), US Coast Gaurd Aux Pilot, sailing, fish, hunt, ski, race offroad (bikes and cars), drink (not as much as I used to), construction (I just finished rebuilding my fourth house), trialthlete and, on and on. I've been sick and injured too. The flu really sucks. Hangovers really really suck. I've crashed during desert races a few times, a broken back x2 (those still hurt), 3 broken necks, punctured lungs, ruptured spleen, got smashed square in the face with the boom of my sailboat during an offshore race (fractured skull) took third anyway. In a nutshell, you will feel great soon. I do however recommend forgoing the rough and tumble stuff. My wife says I have a death wish-I told her I don't wish for her to die..LOL. Take it easy and I'll check back, Be well!!