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    Old 01-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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    ACTH Stim Test Results

    Hi,

    I have the following symptoms and feel like it is an endocrine disorder, but the doc says everything is fine. Do the test results look ok?

    - extreme fatigue. After working for about an hour or two, I'm spent for the rest of the day. It takes me a day of doing nothing to fully recover.
    - dry heaving ever morning
    - diarrhea 3-4 times a day
    - frequent urination
    - having a flu like feeling almost everyday
    - headaches

    Cortisol Basal 16.0 ug/dL
    Cortisol Reference Range: AM = 3.4-26.9, PM = 0.9-15.8
    Cortisol Post 28.6 ug/dL After 60 minutes.

    The crazy thing is that I felt great during the stim test. Felt the most normal I've been for years.

     
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    Old 01-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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    Re: ACTH Stim Test Results

    What's your ACTH level?

     
    Old 01-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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    Re: ACTH Stim Test Results

    I have Addison's Disease....my symptoms went on almost a year before being diagnosed....severe weight loss, unexplainable fatigue, shortness of breath, felt faint upon standing and my skin was so dark people thought I lived in the tanning bed.......

     
    Old 01-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
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    Re: ACTH Stim Test Results

    the ACTH stimulation test should be greater than 18 - 20 mcg/dL, depending on the dose of cosyntropin used. so i'd say you're fine buter I'm not a doctor. Mine went to 6 after the injectionn and was less than 5 to begin with. MY ACTH level was 608.

     
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