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  • Low DHEA levels and IC

    I have just had my DHEA levels tested and apparently not only do I have waaay low DHEA but estrogen and testosterone as well! My doc said I have less hormoe activity than an 80 year old woman. It made me think of the article that I have read about cats with IC having abnormal adrenal gland function-and they are the glands that produce DHEA- Has anyone else had their levels checked?

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    My DHEA is OK, but other hormones are very low for me.

    The dr my disability company sent to, suggested off the books that i have my level checked. My gyno recently ran my DHEA at last appt and it was in the high normal.

    My cortisol levels on the other hand are high.

    It seems like when one thing is off with the endocrine system everything gets out of wack.

    Lyme disease diagnosed 11/05
    vulvar vestibulitis diagnosed 2/06 -worst case she has ever seen..very bad.
    IC diagnosed with hydro/cysto- may 17, 2006

    Over growth of lactobicilli found 8/07 treating with doxy.

    Was able to get my first internal exam evaluation for PFD....wohoo 1/18/07:woohoo:

    8/22/07- was able to get my first speculum exam, with pap

    Strep D found in bladder with United medical labs May 2006
    2 strains of strep in stool culture 9/06
    high Strep ASO titre found 10/06


    Capsasin cream-once a day for 20min,
    BUt wont lie it does burn

    About to start valium supositories for PFD

    Trigger point injections- oct 07

    Current meds:
    Neurontin- 100mg at night supposed to work up to 300mg if i can tolerate it
    Zanaflex 2mg
    IC and low oxalate diet, no sugar diet
    Xanax for appointments to help relax me since they cause so much pain

    Started PT 3/07, PT has really helped me in ways I never knew that it would

    Meds ive tried
    Soma- can barely tolerate half a pill
    Atropine cream- didnt seem to work, although i found out I was applying the creams wrong
    Estradiol cream
    Urelle- caused worse bladder spasm and retention

    Various antibiotics for lyme which caused yeast and made the IC and VV worse

    waiting for the next chronic illness to pop up

    "Did you know?
    Every 15 seconds,
    a person is
    diagnosed with
    interstitial cystitis."
    Source: J. Dimitrakov, MD


    • #3
      I just had my DHEA checked and it is very low. I began a DHEA supplement and I think it might be flaring me. My aldosterone levels were also low so my endo put me on Aldacone (???) not sure which is flaring me.