People with one adrenal gland.?

I'd like responses from people with one adrenal gland, especially those who have low adrenal function. What quality of life do you lead? I am recovering a dormant adrenal and only have one, but I am having a lot of problems including tachycardia and muscular pains. We are all simetrical by nature: two lungs, two kidneys, two adrenals for a reason. How can one sole adrenal sustain an entire system?

Asked By: Holly P - 5/21/2007
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Answered By: love2singNbling - 5/21/2007
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I have adrenal insufficiency from a pituitary problem. I would think that one may not be able to handle the demand of very high-stress situations (physcial or emotional). You should have lots of cortisol tests done at different times of the day to see how your levels are. A 24 hr cortisol urine test may show if there... More
Answered By: laineyette - 5/22/2007
I have very low functioning adrenal glands. My doc has me on a low dose of prednizone each day rather than taking cortef because the latter would render the glands totally useless. The prednizone encourages them to try, and try they do!!!!! I too have tachycardia and muscular pains. Also; extreme fatigue. We call... More
Answered By: maiden25 - 5/25/2007
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