So, recently I have been struggling with my lows, so my doctor decided to run some extra tests. I wasn't at all sure what the tests had to do with my lows, but she said that my cortisol levels were only 5.1. This is not so good according to the doctors, so they had to find out why. They ran an ACTH test for my adrenal gland that proved my adrenal gland was working. So, the assumption was that my pituitary gland isn't secreting enough ACTH. The doctors want to put me on steroids to correct the problem. They say that bringing my cortisol level up will help stabilize my lows and my blood pressure.
So, my questions: Does anyone know what this means? Is this common?