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Anyone had an ACTH Test for Addison's or low cortisol levels?
My DCs have. DS had a short test over a few hours which showed adrenals were not working properly so he then went on to have a long synathen test done over three days, DD only had the short test, her adrenal function was borderline but acceptable. I don't recall them fasting but it was 10 years ago now so I might be wrong. No side effects though.
thanks smudge - mine is to be done over a couple of hours. Have had a look on the internet but get mixed messages - some say you should fast, some say don't. Maybe I should just to be on the safe side.
I'm wracking my brains but I really can't remember if they fasted for the short test. I do remember DD having to stay on her bed, I think that was because of her asthma and allergies but it might be worth taking a book just in case.