Did you get an ACTH test? That is not adrenaline...
What is *usual* is ... ah - well... it means nothing.
I used to have Cushing's disease - which was elevated cortisol- I know hundreds of people with it and we all vary. My BP was LOW with high cortisol and now with my adrenals out - stayed low. Most people yes, with high cortisol do have higher and some have really high - but it does not have to be and does not really mean anything.
So, bodies just react differently. The nurse was thinking everyone fits into a box but we don't. Some people with low cortisol have high BP!
Thank you for responding. I had an ACTH stim test. The medication given to me was cosyntrophin. The nurse explain to me (referencing the movie Pulp Fiction where the dying girl is injected in the heart and jumps off the gorund) that this medicine is essentially like giving me a lot of adrenline. He stated that I should have had a rise in blood pressure and heart rate immediately after receiving the medication. I had no reaction. He was floored that I had no change in my vitals. He even check them 3 times to make sure. He states he has never seen anyone without a change in vitals. I am hoping I hear from my endo today with the results of the test! Again, thank you for your input.
It can raise BP - but it is NOT like the pulp fiction movie - otherwise it would be an alternative medication for that use and it is not. It really can differ a lot.
People vary a lot in their reactions to the stim test - some feel nothing (but you still may react to the test). I had Cushing's with low blood pressure. It just is a *most* thing - but not quite like pulp fiction (dang that test would be pretty dangerous! hospital time!) so... cripes...
I hope you get your results soon.