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How do multiple steroid shots effect cortisol level and adrenal functioning?

How do multiple steroid shots effect cortisol level and adrenal functioning?

Cortisol shots: Cortisol shots will increase your blood cortisol level and look after your adrenal glands. Please go online and look for "cortisol shots" - you will learn a lot. Take your time reading the several articles. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Does steronate (norethisterone acetate) have any effect on blood glucose level ?

Does steronate (norethisterone acetate)
have any effect on blood glucose level ?

Let me help: Norethisterone can increase blood sugar levels, and should be taken cautiously by women with diabetes. Read more: norethisterone side effects | ehow.Com http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5273138_norethisterone-side-effects.Html#ixzz2on0ocxys. ...Read more

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Can the anti-depressant, cymbalta, (duloxetine) affect testosterone, LH, FSH, PRL or TSH levels in any way?

Can the anti-depressant, cymbalta, (duloxetine) affect testosterone, LH, FSH, PRL or TSH levels in any way?

Here are some ..: The causes for low-T are many, can be primary or secondary. Over the last decade, more awareness in drug-induced HPG axis dysfunction has emerged leading to low-T. Now, it is increasingly known all drugs exerting their effects on CNS will in time affect HPG axis, notably the opiate-related drugs. For cymbalta (duloxetine), up to present, it does cause low-T in few patients, but reported at 0.07%. ...Read more

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My FSH level is 9.5, LH level is 7.5 and PROLACTIN level is 2.83 on the 2nd day of my cycle. Are these values normal?

My FSH level is 9.5, LH level is 7.5 and PROLACTIN level is 2.83 on the 2nd day of my cycle.  Are these values normal?

Why tests done?: The normalcy of these results depends on the context in which they were ordered. For example, a 3rd day FSH below 5 would suggest acceptable ovarian reserves; this test is done to assess a woman's fertility. Yours was 2nd day, which is different, but interpreting these results would depend on the clinical context within which they were ordered. ...Read more

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What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some women have irregular bleeding on the lower dosages of estrogen. Estrogen is used to stabilize uterine lining, therefore if bleeding persists, may need to increase dose. ...Read more

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How long would one injection of testosterone enanthanate supress natural testosterone levels.. I only took 1 age 16.5?

How long would one injection of testosterone enanthanate supress natural testosterone levels.. I only took 1 age 16.5?

5 half-lives: This question has been asked repeatedly. Please search the HealthTap database for the answer from various doctors. Bottom line, don't do it. And if you already have, don't do it again. ...Read more

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Lh 16; FSH 11; progesterone 5.5; prolactine 22 comment annovatory : low progesterone level. I have taken progesterone injection feb, no result yet.

Lh 16; FSH 11; progesterone 5.5; prolactine 22
comment annovatory : low progesterone level. I have taken progesterone injection feb, no result yet.

Your question is???: This is a good laboratory snapshot of anovulation, which could be from pcos, obesity, adrenal gland dysfunction, among others. As your Progesterone level falls from the Progesterone shot you just received, you can expect a withdrawal bleed (a period). ...Read more

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Totalt:163 freet: 31.4tsh: 2.77 prolactin:6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Uro prescribed axiron but I am scared of the side effects due to fertility.Alternatives?

Totalt:163 freet: 31.4tsh: 2.77 prolactin:6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Uro prescribed axiron but I am scared of the side effects due to fertility.Alternatives?

Fertlity: You appear to have secondary hypogonadism. Your low testosterone level deserves a pituitary MRI to rule out pituitary disease. All hypogonadism impacts fertility. Testosterone does not improve this. One can use HCG injections to stimulate sperm counts when fertility is desired. ...Read more

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Effects of high estrogen on body melanin level?

Effects of high estrogen on body melanin level?

Melanin: My understanding of the literature is that melanin may increase the color of your skin. Estrogen should have nothing to do with it. If I have missed your question please let me know. ...Read more

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High bioavailable testosterone. Will spironolactone lower it? How about finasteride? Total Testosterone normal. Can flutamide help and at what dose?

High bioavailable testosterone. Will spironolactone lower it? How about finasteride? Total Testosterone normal. Can flutamide help and at what dose?

Here's some...: Have you been compulsively to perfect your body? Reviewing your profile incites me to raise this question. With so much involvement in your care, you should collect, reserve, & bring all related questions to your treating Dr. for balancing between medical necessity and professional possibilities before further acting upon with medication. online inquiry will not suffice to address your Q. ...Read more

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Can having been on fertlity drugs the month prior (clomid (clomiphene) and hCG trigger shot) effect day 3 labs? For example, make the values higher?

Can having been on fertlity drugs the month prior (clomid (clomiphene) and hCG trigger shot) effect day 3 labs? For example, make the values higher?

They Can: Most often they do not, however, if you have a funcitonal ovarian cyst left over from the month before this can cause your body to make higher levels of estrogen. This may cause your day3 Estradiol level to be elevated, but also consequently lowers your fsh. Recent prior cycles would not however explain an elevated fsh. This is most likely relatd to ovarian aging. ...Read more

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Major depression, mind fog, exhausted achs...Thyroid levels slightly elevated...Been on lower dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine) for 4 day. How long before it help?

Major depression, mind fog, exhausted  achs...Thyroid levels slightly elevated...Been on lower dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine) for 4 day. How long before it help?

Difficult to say: If you're depression is indeed being caused by april thyroidism then you could take a month or more for your thyroid build up to a level where the depression would go into remission. However, i also see that you're not on an antidepressant and that might be a wise thing to start on in the interim. There is no guaranteed that correcting your thyroid will alleviate your depression. And depression may simply be another disease that happened to occur while you were hypothyroid. It's difficult in these situations to imply causeand effect. Please discuss this with your doctor. Best wishes and good luck for a happy holiday season. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Fsh (Definition)

Fsh is a peptide hormone synthesized in the anterior (forward) pituitary gland in both males and females. The name 'follicle stimulating hormone' refers to its role in females, namely to recruit and prepare an oocyte (egg) in the first half of the menstrual cycle leading up to ovulation. Fsh is often measured in blood to test a woman's ovarian ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more