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Took 1 mg dexamethasone pill at 11:36pm for cushing's stimulation test done at 8:45am. Couldn't sleep all night, literally. Proof of cushings?
Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone? And when I fall asleep, my heart jumps and starts beating faster and I wake up
No : it is not normal. Why are you taking dexamethsone? Is it for allergies or autoimmune disease or what? Whatever the reason for dexamethsone you need to find the cause and also cause for your palpitations and rapid heart. To learn how to treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more
More info needed: I need more information in regards to the "tussi pres" and the condition(s) that are being treated. ...Read more
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Yes, you may: There are no reported drug interactions that i could find. ...Read more
What happens if my cortisol is normal after dexamethasone but high without it, what could be wrong?
Low dose dex?: Hi. Was it the 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test? If you suppressed normally, it suggests you don't have Cushing's (doesn't prove it). Several things possible: you're normal (no Cushing's), you have a high level of cortisol binding protein (not a problem), or you have a Cushing's tumor that DOES suppress to low dose dex (uncommon, but occurs). Your endocrinologist will interpret the test for you ...Read more
Is a morning 8am cortisol of 0.6 mcg per dL normal? I think it was after taking a dexamethasone the night before ?
Maybe: 0.6 mcg/dl would normally be very low for an 8AM Cortisol. The normal range for Cortisol shortly after waking up is around 7-20 (varies some from one lab to another). However if you took Dexamethasone the night before, the Dexamethasone should suppress any production of Cortisol by your adrenal glands so that the normal range would be much lower, 0.0 - 2.0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often can dexamethasone be used? I've gotten this injection 2xthis month for strepthroat. One time on July 5 and one on July 25.
Strep: Dexamethasone would be an unusual treatment for strep throat as it's treated with penicillin or erythromycin. Do you think you're being treated for infectious mononucleosis? Discuss this with your physician who knows your findings and test results. Injectable corticosteroids are usually limited to no more often than every three months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers