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Old 05-31-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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ACTH Results No Answer

Hello All,

Well I have been on the hunt for a diagnosis or an answer to the reason I feel absolutely miserable. And so far on paper the Doc says I am great! But, here are my symptoms

Chronic diarrhea and cramping (symptoms like ibs)
Insomnia (very bad)
Extreme mood swings(craziness)
Extreme irritably
Heart Races
Weight Loss/ Inability to Gain Weight
Discomforting Pain in Left Side (inch and a half up from belly button inch and a half to the left off on and on every so often)
Dizziness lightheaded when standing, goes black see spots for a few seconds
Very Low blood pressure
Low temperature
Acne (back,chest,face)
Yeast infections 1 week before period every month
Extreme menstrual cramps
Very long heavy menstrual periods
Very Low libido
Painful sex
Itchy head and dandruff
Horrible Ugly Thin Fingernails
Bruise Easily

A few weeks ago I had a ACTH of 14 and random Cortisol at 11:15am of 6.2ug/dl, which my doctor said was normal but I demanded an ACTH Stim Test. I have been really sick so my stress has been through the roof so I was worried my results would be skewed. Today my results came back

Cortisol Baseline - 16.4
Cortisol 30 Min - 30.2
Cortisol 60 Min - 35.8

Doctor says my results are perfectly normal. So here I am back at square one with no answers feeling miserable. Do you think I should just rule out Adrenal Insufficiency and move on? Not sure what to move on to

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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Re: ACTH Results No Answer

I know how you feel, but i am a male with the same numbers but constipation ( IBS)
high Dose SST 5/23/06


base cort 13.5

30min 24.1

60min 31.9

90min 38.3

8:56am 11/11/05

Total cortisol 20.4 MCG/dl Ref 4.0-22.0

10:40am 5/27/2006

ACTH 15 PG/ML Ref Range 7-50PG/ML

8:04am 3/16/11

Cortisol 20.7 Ref Range 6.7- 22.6

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