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I hope you will be a regular here...Let me know if I can be of any assistance. Glad to see you here. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 02:47, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

ACTH Stimulation testEdit

Maybe you could provide some references and citations for this article to improve well as articles that link to it (now shown in red). If you could, that would be great. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 02:51, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm afraid that article is my original thought. I'm not a doctor. I became an expert on that test and other tests over 4 years ago. I have hypopituitarism which two endocrinologists didn't recognize because they go by whether you are in or out of the flawed ranges (all hormone ranges are flawed and represent unhealthy values because the labs get their ranges from the sick people who are given the tests). I hope doctors will read it and a light will go on for them and I hope they will come to understand that there are varying degrees of adrenal insufficiency, not just Addison's. I'm also hoping this article will open their eyes to secondary adrenal insufficiency which is hardly ever looked for by medical doctors even when tests should be obvious to them as my article explains.

I help out on Real Thyroid Help forums ( primarily on the Hypopituitary forum. I've been moderator of many hormone forums over the years include pituitary and Addison's forums. I've written many articles (see my stickies and the "More Stickies" sticky). Here is a sampling.

I'm not a doctor or medical professional. I'm a patient who had to do his own research because doctors are terrible with hormone issues (endos forget about it, they are diabetes doctors, everything else is in the corner for them). I hope you will consider the value of my article (someone has to be first with an idea right? Because most doctors have no common sense (example: low in range hormone tests, classic symptoms, patient told, "you're in range, you are healthy, go see a psychiatrist"), me, a patient has to be the one to put forth the much needed info this time) as the managers on Wikipedia have and continue make it available to all those who are looking for info on this test (a simple explaination of how to interpret this test is very hard to find and you won't find a detailed explaination of this test anywhere else).

Thank you, Chrisgj 12:45, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

The more references and citations you can provide to support your thoughts, the better. I hope you will continue to add material to this set of articles, and any others that interest you. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 12:53, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I wrote this over two years ago (see third link above). Put it on Wik in Feb and had to do a lot of editing to fit their format. You can see how different the versions have become. Still a work in progress. I'm always on the watch for sources and improvements to my article. Thanks. Chrisgj 18:28, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Glad to see you backEdit

Nice edits. I hope you will consider looking at other related articles and contributing. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 23:13, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I fix mistakes on other articles when I see them. I've been trying to improve it to Wikipedia standards to increase the quality rating it has on WikiProject Medicine and have gotten tips on how to do that, so Psychology Wiki will continue to benefit. I haven't sent the latest improvements here, but will do that now. Chrisgj 23:49, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


The nature of that info box is such that the pic goes at the bottom. There is no way to change that unless you deleted the pic from the box and add the pic as a separate you want (or want me) to do that? Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 02:55, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

If you think it will look good, yes I appreciate your help, thanks a lot. Chrisgj 04:30, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

How does it look now? If you like it great. If not, I will restore the article to it's state before I added the pic. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 13:25, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

It looked cluttered. I decided the pic to the right was best with out the other stuff. Thanks for your help.Chrisgj 20:12, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it looks better this way. thanks! Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 22:24, 16 August 2008 (UTC)


You might want to enable your e-mail option. That can be helpful in communicating. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 13:27, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Email setting is on now. Chrisgj 20:05, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Links in articleEdit

Hi. The article is looking great. I added back those two links since we have articles on The Psychology Wiki about the subjects. I hope you are ok with that? Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 21:57, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks and no problem. It sure has come a long way. This all started with this version I wrote over 2 years ago.
Put it on Wikipedia in Feb this year as you see it in the link above. Got turned down 3 times at first because my name was at the top so they didn't read it, but they finally read it, thought though was mostly original thought, it was valuable info, told me to work on making it better. The rest is history. This Wiki stuff sure is a lot of work. Chrisgj 01:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
You've done a really fine job. Perhaps you'll want to copy this article to Wikipedia since this one is so well put together. I do hope you will continue to contribute to The Psychology Wiki. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 13:07, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again, added a second photo, moved the adrenal photo. As explained, this article started on Wikipedia. 14:35, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
I think since the article is about adrenal function, I'd put the adrenal pic first and then the other pic later in the article after the discussion of pitut. function...what do you think? Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 18:53, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
I've been mulling over if photo arrangement. I left the adrenal pic where it was, but just moved the pituitary pic to "Interpretation of ACTH plasma test in conjunction with cortisol stimulation." Thanks Chrisgj 20:03, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
It looks fine. Very nice job here! Again, I do hope you will continue to contribute here as you are a valuable editor. Thanks!! Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 21:22, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again, I appreciate the kudos, you're welcome. It's about to get some major edits (decided was time to look for references, found 9, some I could use more than once, new references, a chart, External links, many edits and additions to the text as a whole) as I spent a good 8 hours working on the Wikipedia version today. I'm going to submit to Wikipedia for reassessment on the WikiProject Medicine quality assessment scale Sept 1st. I easily expect to get a B rating (have START rating which is two grades lower) which is the highest most can hope for. Only 137 articles out of 14xxx have gotten a rating higher than B.Chrisgj 04:50, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

New articleEdit

I transferred what I have so far about Adrenal insufficiency from Wikipedia today. Chrisgj 02:18, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Your recent editsEdit

Your recent edits are very good. Both articles are in terrific shape. Please keep up the good work here. Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 15:46, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I will. Chrisgj 04:37, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Great additions recently...thanks! Dr. Becker-Weidman Talk 00:49, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

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