If I am correct that medication is for high blood pressure. I also believe people with adrenal insufficiency or Addisons have low blood pressure. I have borderline low adrenal function and tried a blood pressure lowering medication for my kidney stones(even though myBP is low ). I took it for 2 days and thought I was going to die, I was so lightheaded and dizzy. Please be careful!
I am sure that low adrenals play a huge roll in thyroid function. And everything else for that matter. I know since I have been having my problems I now have allergies to everything and hypoglycemia...
I think it wears all systems down. Finding a dr to agree with that is another story. But I no longer put much in to what they say about endocrine problems.
I am not taking anything for my adrenals at this time because my test results are very strange and I fluctuate between high and low levels of cortisol. My Acth is always very borderline low though. They are looking into cyclical cushings.
Hvae you had cortisol urine tests, ACTH,ACTH stimulation or glucose tolerance tests?
I have had saliva tests and the drs totally ignore that.
the amount of crap i have heard from Doctors, i have had to toally educate myself on the endocrine system.
unfortuniately i never considered Adrenaline.
i spoke to a private Dr who gave me Clonidine , this appears a complicated drug, as it seem to act as type of adrenaline freeing up real adrenaline reserves, well that is the Dr's theory and a few web sites, not sure if its true, but i have actually felt 5 times better the last few days, still no where near perfect.
I had a 24hr adrenaline test done two weeks ago
result was 33 in optimal range 80-140 possible range 30-165
the strange was i was gagging, hyper on the verge of adrnaline crash (which i had before and GP said was nothing), could barely stand up yet had a huge rush in my body probably caused by a stressed/swollen thyroid,.
so for my condition, that to me is extremely low, i have peaks of slight improvement so over 24 hrs that could be as low as 15 and as high as 40, trying to cope with a hyper thyroid, if true, no wonder i was nearly dead on my feet.
i also have amazingly low dopamine 38 in a 125-225 range, a precuser of Adrenaline.
i'm going to see a proper endro in the next few weeks and will point out all the evidence i have, hopefully this could be the end of a long long long hard battle, but i never know
my cortisol is fine, but very low in evenings, i have been given oral cortisol and its helped slightly but not much really.
i have been blaming the thyroid for over a year, but its probably been the adrenal gland all along.
if you are interested in some very good sites for adrenal urine tests (nor-adrenaline, Adrenaline Dopamine etc), let me know, they are available with out Dr supervision ofcourse