what would make my pituitary just stop producing adequate amounts of ACTH? i have had an MRI with contrasts done and it showed nothing but what looked like a healthy pituitary---or at least it showed no signs of pituitary disease.
where is DHEA produced---i am low on that unless i supplement it. i take 25 mgs a day. my family doc said he had never heard of anyone being treated with DHEA---that was comforting HA!
There can be a lot of reasons - but I would ask too if your ACTH was done properly as it is a very difficult test to do accurately - is has to be in a chilled tube and spun right after the draw and frozen right after the spin. ACTH degrades in minutes in the tube so if the tech that drew your sample just put it in the bin, your results would come out lower.
DHEA is produced in the adrenals. If your DHEA is low that makes more of a case for adrenal source. I take DHEA as well and there are papers on taking DHEA for those with adrenal issues that contribute to feeling better and adding to testosterone and estrogen. Your PCP is probably not up on endocrinology.
You can combine your posts under one so you don't have to open so many new posts.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.