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Old 09-24-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hypoadrenalism

I am hypothyroid. My doctor ran a test to check my adrenals - Ketosteroids 17 Fract Urine - a 24 hour urine test. Everything came back normal except Androsterone which was "<127". She diagnosed hypoadrenalism and put me on hydrocortisone. Does this sound right?

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Old 09-24-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: Hypoadrenalism

Your post is not complete Hypoadrenalism is not a disease I have ever hear of (I am a retired nurse) If your adrenal glands are not working properly this usually means Addison Disease, and can be fairly easily treated. However your post stops mid sentence and you do not give a list of symptoms. If you could complete your post then I may be able to help. Or at least point you in the right direction. You need to see another doctor to get any treatment needed and fairly quickly as the body uses adrenaline all the time

 
Old 09-24-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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Re: Hypoadrenalism

Thanks for the reply. Don't know what happened there. Anyway the rest of the story is had the 24 hour urine test and everything came back OK except Androsterone was
"<127" The doctor diagnosed me with hypoadrenalism and put me on hydrocortisone. Does this sound right?

 
Old 09-24-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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Re: Hypoadrenalism

Yes it does. Thanks for the post. You should start to feel better in the next few days, always make sure there is a supply with you and wear an emergency tag so that if you collapse or are in car smash the doctors and paramedics know that you are on cortisone.

 
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