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  1. anyone familiar with aldosterone???
    ... CRAVING salt. My sodium is usually mid-range, as is my potassium . 15 years ago, when I started with anxiety, my potassium...

  2. Sick and desperate
    ... Also, when I was in the hospital they said that my potassium was low and gave me supplements. From what I am reading ... Addison's disease causes high potassium . They also said I had low BP and had a sub normal...

  3. think I am going crazy
    ... electrolytes? When that happens, ask to get sodium and potassium checked. It could be low potassium or low sodium ... classic" crisis or insufficiency has people having high potassium , some of my friends actually crash in potassium too...
    ... unfortunatly they did check my electrolytes, and potassium and stuff and said it was all normal. My blood pressure...

  4. can addisons run in the family?
    ... heart was racing. they did tests and told her that her potassium levels were low. I have tried to convence her to see...

  5. So frustrated with doctors!
    ... decreasing-0.1-0) sodium (trend up and down-139-143-139) potassium (trend down and up-4-5-4.2-4.4) had a single serum...

  6. Potassium and DHEA levels with Adrenal Fatigue?
    ... candidate for it. What really throws me off is that my Potassium is low as well. My sodium is even a little high. ... hence the need for sodium and the typically high potassium found in the body. The book, "Adrenal Fatigue ... having AF w/high blood pressure. To me this equals low potassium and high sodium. One thing I have researched ... cause the conservation of sodium and and secretion of potassium in the body. I did try adding more salt to my ... didn't help me out. Now I'm trying to increase my potassium through a higher food source intake to see how that...

  7. I am new to addisons and know nothing about it when do meds help?
    ... you need will have to be adjusted per you sodium, potassium , renin and aldosterone levels. If your blood pressure...

  8. Cortrosyn Stim test... Labs question
    ... Addison's and failed the stim test. Is your sodium / potassium levels normal? How about blood pressure?...

  9. Help please! - in excluding Addison's?
    ... months ago: - Sodium 141 (r. 135-145 meq/l) - Potassium 5.7 (r. 3.5-5.2 meq/l) - BUN 8 (r. 6-24 mg/dl...

  10. Primary misdiagnosed as Secondary?
    ... aldosterone always come back low. If low renin, then potassium will be mid point or lower range. Low potassium ... renin 1.2 (.6-3.0) sodium 134 (136-145) potassium 4 (3.5-5.1) most secondaries are low but still ... in range on both tests. Low potassium is what secondaries get 99% of the time. By this ... sodium and potassium I would predict they would have low aldosterone and...

  11. Sodium Safety?
    ... but you have to take many of those and they contain potassium . So if you are at all sensitive to postassium - some ... am not a soda drinker. V8 also works but that has potassium too but I find if I am feeling lousy overall - V8...

  12. Weight Control with Florinef? Please help.
    ... I really stand. My one doc looks at the sodium and potassium to guess if my dose is ok since they messed up the...

  13. Addisions Facts and how to live with it
    ... I read somewhere to avoid foods that are high in potassium as they may adversly affect someone with adrenal insufficie...
    ... recommend calcium, D, B12, ferratin tests as well. Potassium is to be avoided, for me, when you are ill - as your ... - an adrenal crisis happens when sodium drops and potassium rises in most people but not all. I have no idea...

  14. lab results reflect AF, need some advice.
    ... AM cortisol & chem panel, looking at your sodium & potassium levels. Unless the AM cortisol is fairly low, and...

  15. Not Addisons.. My 19 yr. old has POTS
    ... having tihs under control. Her echo was fine and her potassium was good this time around. she is wearing compression...

  16. I keep getting fobbed off!!
    ... Hopefully you'll run a blood test and they will find your potassium is really high.. then they will take you seriously...

  17. Addison's?
    ... hospital before and they found me dehydrated and low in potassium . There was also a blood test back a few years ... that I remeber having high potassium . I have low blood pressure and I crave sugar...

  18. Adrenal Fatigue??
    ... combine with calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, or potassium to form less soluble salts known as oxalates ... Oxalates...

  19. Night sweats or hand tremors?
    ... ACTH, Aldosterone and Renin, Cortisol, Electrolytes, Potassium , Glucose, BUN and Creatinine. Here is a good...
    ... ACTH, Aldosterone and Renin, Cortisol, Electrolytes, Potassium , Glucose, BUN and Creatinine. Here is a good...

  20. tOO MANY YRS. OF PAIN MEDS?cause adrenal fatigue?
    ... the salt cravings and your MD checks your sodium and potassium , he is probably checking to make sure you are getting ... enough sodium, and that your potassium is not getting high. (There is a delicate balance ... reabsorbtion in the GI tract.) Low sodium and high potassium , together or alone, can be life-threatening. And...

  21. oncoming crisis? can you know?
    ... which is classic with Addisons (low sodium, high potassium , low blood sugar) then perhaps they can get you to...

  22. Anyone have any idea as to what is going on?
    ... enough, how do you decide? I also have low sodium and potassium levels, and have had high blood sugar in the past...
    ... you think you need to be seen sooner. I know that potassium can really screw you up if it is not right, not sure...
    ... you say that your electrolytes are off, sodium and potassium ? Has the doctor mentioned Florinef to you? It is...
    ... and now I am consistently at 88. My sodium and potassium are both low, to the point where I get little tremors...

  23. adrenal insufficiency help!!!
    ... counter. he also said to make sure to stay away from potassium containing foods like Bananas. And no potatoes, rice...

  24. why is endo. testing sodium & potassium??
    ... I can understand why he is testing your sodium and potassium . With AI, one of the tell-tale signs of your adrenals ... inability to absorb sodium, thus having low sodium, high potassium . Most people with primary Addisons need to be on...

  25. Question for Hormone Man and Gettin Better or anyone else who takes cortef
    ... and she indicated that my blood showed slightly low potassium and to increase bananas etc, and if I was not feeling...

  26. Is low cortisol the cause of muslce and fatigue issues?
    ... enlightened." Watch out for the Gatorade. Check out the potassium levels on the bottle. I read on other health websites ... that potassium can interfere with salt retention. This could be...

  27. secondary adrenal insufficency
    ... three also, one was for the metabolic panel (including potassium , sodium, glucose, etc...), one was a thyroid panel...

  28. Low adosterone levels question
    ... responsible to maintain the concentration of sodium and potassium in the cell as well as outside the cell. This in turn...

  29. How I interpret the ACTH stimulation test
    ... base value thus indicating primary hypoaldosteronism ( potassium and renin enzyme will be high) and an is an indicator ... base value indicating secondary hypoaldosteronism ( potassium and renin enzyme will be low). Usually doubling to ... that did not double, but with the presence of low potassium , low renin and low ACTH indicates atrophy of aldosterone...

  30. ACTH test results and treatment ?
    ... I'm assuming your son has already had sodium and potassium tested in CBC, I'd like to see them. I recommend...
    ... 0.7 (low), B/C ratio 17.1, GFR 166.8, Sodium 139, Potassium 4.2, Chloride 106, CO2 24 (in the past that has always...
    ... any test. What are the ranges for his sodium and potassium ? Those numbers look suspicious to me. 95% of those ... with hypoaldosteronism are in range on sodium and potassium . I've seen enough of these tests in combo with aldosterone ... predicting who will have low aldosterone by just sodium an potassium , but I also look at symptoms with these tests. ...
    ... Potassium range 3.5-5.1 his is 4.2 Sodium range 136-145 his...
    ... ldosterone which regulates sodium and cloride reabsorption, potassium excretion, all which in turn regulates water retention...

  31. cortef
    ... essential. Has your friend also had his Sodium and Potassium checked? Hormoneman is right. Your friend needs...

  32. Heart Palpitations
    ... received some information that either too high or low potassium can do the same thing. Obviously something is going...

  33. Adrenal Fatigue insomnia
    ... aldosterone, which controls your body's sodium and potassium needs and keeps your blood pressure normal. Cortef...

  34. Help for my daughter
    ... a foley in her. Her heart was 160 at resting. Her potassium was very low. She now knows she could have lost her ... have a workup of adrenal glands like scans? 2-Are potassium levels a problem in people who have Addisons disease...
    ... I am 23 as well and have addisons disease. My potassium level was low when they ran tests on me but is good...

  35. hc
    ... know which one you have. If your sodium is low & potassium is high you would need Florinef to correct that. ...

  36. Cortef
    ... may need to watch your diet. Your body can also lose potassium while you take this medicine. Ask your prescriber...

  37. ACTH stim test!!
    ... should have your electrolytes checked also. Sodium & potassium . They could do that draw along with your baseline...

  38. Could it be addisons?
    ... blood tests done including cortisol and sodium and potassium and they have all come back normal. I have so many...

  39. Desperate words of a desperate man
    ... Florinef from the Hydrocortisone. What are your sodium & potassium levels? Has your endo discussed how you should...
    ... Florinef from the Hydrocortisone. What are your sodium & potassium levels? Has your endo discussed how you should...
    ... help me retain water, keep the salt level up & the potassium where it should be. Many take a whole tablet or more...
    ... help me retain water, keep the salt level up & the potassium where it should be. Many take a whole tablet or more...

  40. 24 hours urine test
    ... cortisol check. How were the results of your sodium & potassium bloodwork?...
    ... Sodium and potassium came back fine. Nope. Just as you said, they...

  41. switching from prednizone to hydrocortizone
    ... Florinef. Your sodium would need to be low & your potassium high. You didn't mention if you add salt to your...

  42. Guess What Wanda
    ... What are your sodium & potassium levels? That will determine if you are on too much...
    ... October these were my levels Sodium 141 Normal 135-146 Potassium 4.3 Normal 3.5-5.3 I had been on the Cortef about...
    ... the Florinef you really need to have the sodium & potassium checked again now to see if you should reduce the ... amount. Florinef increases salt & decreases potassium . With your level you wouldn't want the potassium...
    ... results yourself & get copies of everything. Sodium, potassium levels & your blood pressure will tell you allot about...

  43. really ill please help interpet test results
    ... plus ihave had low potassium in my blood several times. plus do you produce more...

  44. Question about swelling in the hands
    ... the amount you need is determined by your sodium & potassium levels. Florinef increases sodium level & decreases ... potassium . I remember having the swollen ankles when first...

  45. new member
    ... 400mg a day,and they dont know why. i am also taking potassium 10meg twice a day. i am also taking levoxyl 0.125mg...

  46. How do you know when to increase meds?
    ... has to know about Florinef. Controls BP, sodium & potassium . Check your renin level. You get some of this benefit ... on the kidney so as to conserve sodium and excrete potassium . Naturally occuring mineralocorticoids act similarly ... make up the difference." What was your sodium & potassium levels when last checked?...
    ... stretched my next appointment out to 3 months. I know my potassium levels were high before I was diagnosed, but after...

  47. Addison's Disease Test and Exercise
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  48. Question about hydrocortisone/cortef
    ... stimulation test along with your electrolytes (sodium & potassium )?...
    ... You will also need your sodium & potassium levels. (electrolytes) DHEA-S level could also...

  49. Hello I am new here!
    ... I got to the hospital, and they made me drink this potassium drink, it was horrible but thats all I could really...

  50. Question for Wanda or anyone else with information on Autoimmune Antibody Test
    ... electolyte results before starting Cortef? Sodium & potassium . What is your TSH level? You are on a low thyroid...
    ... a matter of seconds. I do know that my sodium and potassium were normal. I don't know if electrolytes were tested...

  51. Symptoms of Addison?
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  52. Will this ever end??????
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  53. Questions about possible Addison's
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  54. QUESTION: Can someone explain the different types of Addison's Disease?
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  55. Questions:Kenalog, symptoms, tests
    ... the ambulance is called and the ER always tests my potassium . The first attack I was low K. After that, all of...

  56. I am a mess, and I am new here.
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  57. Addison's Disease Test Results
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  58. Do you think its addisons?
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  59. Is this Addison's ?
    ... morning. MY liver function is NORMAL. I always have LOW potassium . LOW DHEA. HIGH oxalic acid.I have MILD osteopenia...
    ... t help wondering what your docs say about the low potassium , almost negligible a.m. cortisol, low DHEA, low testosteron...

  60. How is ya'll's sleep?
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...
    ... better. We have to take Florinef to keep our potassium level down & salt level up. This helps retain enough...

  61. Adrenal Fatigue?
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  62. Looking for help
    ... add salt to your food? What are your sodium & potassium levels? Are you supplementing potassium because...
    ... My sodium level is normal. I eat a lot of salt. My potassium level does run low. 3.0-2.9. My thyroid was just...

  63. Is this normal??????
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  64. Please help with saliva test results
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  65. Blood tests show normal sodium/potassium - does this mean not Addison's?
    ... her about Addison's and she said that my sodium and potassium levels were normal. The only tests that can be done ... So just wondering: a) does the normal sodium/ potassium exclude Addison's b) is there anything that would...
    ... diagnose Addison's disease with blood tests for sodium, potassium , cortisol or DHEA unless of course you are almost...

  66. I am 21 years old and have had POTS for about 3 years
    ... Emergency room. I was given IV fluid with lots of potassium a good dosage of beta-blockers and Midodrine Three...

  67. If you're pale skinned what does hyperpigmentation look like?
    ... Electrolytes to check for addisons. Low sodium & high potassium is a sign of addisons. Be sure they do the STIM test ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  68. Maybe I should just be in a Looney Bin
    ... @10am Luteinizing Hormone 4 mIU/mL @10am Potassium 3.5 mmol/L @10am Prolactin 4.0 ng/mL @10am...

  69. adrenals and in pain??
    ... done first thing in the morning. Have your sodium & potassium checked. Be sure to get copies of your lab results...

  70. what ?'s should I ask?
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...
    ... Make sure her elecrolytes are checked also. Sodium & potassium . Because something is rare, is no way to rule something...

  71. what's a addrenal crisis like?
    ... painful. its also paralyzing , because of the high potassium . it ususally happens because i dont have enough...

  72. schmidts syndrome
    ... ive had a lot of difficulty balancing my sugars and potassium , especially in my teenage years. i was in the hospital ... about every three weeks with high potassium and it was always bad. ive been good for about three...

  73. Shakey
    ... your electrolytes been checked lately? Could your potassium be too low from taking so much Florinef? Our salt ... & potassium levels are very important & since you are having trouble...
    ... get things checked out. Find out what your sodium & potassium levels are. Take care, Wanda :)...
    ... couldnt get a reading. usually it was because of high potassium , but sometimes it had no reason :)...
    ... to just increase your Florinef on your own. Your potassium could be very "low". That is life threatening as well ... as having high potassium . I was...

  74. adrenal crisis
    ... patient exhibits a normal serum (blood) sodium and potassium levels. THE TEST: A blood draw followed by automated ... determination of sodium and potassium levels as well as other standard blood markers. ... vary somewhat from lab to lab): Sodium 135-150 mEq/L; Potassium 3.5-5.2 mEq/L PRIMARY ADDISONIAN: Will show significant ... of sodium and a elevated (above normal) levels of potassium . REASON FOR ABNORMALITY: Low or no production ... neralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium . Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs...

  75. Question for Wanda B
    ... suspecting secondary addisons? How are your salt & potassium levels? Have you been checked for autoimmune antibodies...