It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addison's Disease Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6
IvoryMoon4546 HB User
Help with Acth Stim Test please

Ok. I had my ACTH stim test done on the 9th and here are the results.

Basline cortisol 5.6

ACTH is pending (last time it was a 13 value range 10-60)

30 min
Cortisol 17.7

60 min

Cortisol 20.8

Test states cortisol greater than or equal to 20 is strongly against diagnosis of adrenal fatigue and it is reassuring to also see a rise of 7 mcg/dl above baseline.

I am assuming that my adrenals are fine, right? But sense the baseline value quadrupled my pituitary gland is not working right and my ACTH is too low, right?

 
Old 03-16-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6
IvoryMoon4546 HB User
Re: Help with Acth Stim Test please

Ok. Went to the endo today about my test results, dispite conflicting evidence from the web and conflicting evidence from other doctors she says that my adrenals are ok (no brainer there). And then I ask about hypopituitarism and she says nope thats fine... What? I am lost here coud someone make sense out of this. I do not understand how a number lower than an optimal am cortisol (a 10 according to her and 15 occording to other sources) could be perfectly ok? On top of that low normal ACTH results.
And here I am who has seen every docotr under the sun and NOOO one is able to tell me anything. Something has gotta give...

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
ACTH Stim Test Results Help LostLinz Addison's Disease 1 08-16-2009 09:42 PM
ACTH stim test history - what does it mean?? TAEMom Addison's Disease 13 03-06-2008 09:48 PM
Results and ACTH stimulation naomi81 Addison's Disease 29 10-19-2007 07:44 AM
Need some help with my 15 year old daughter kimmyp6414 Addison's Disease 2 09-15-2005 10:18 PM
Can anyone HELP!!! abai Addison's Disease 1 05-29-2005 07:33 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Dexamethasone
Estradiol
Florinef
  Hydrocortisone
Levoxyl
Potassium
Prednisone
Synthroid




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



luvthesun (7), pacerpilot (4), sid045 (3), orion (2), WandaB (2), sandylake (2), chriswva (2), Zoe990 (2), lisB (2), ladybud (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (857), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:43 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!