I had some blood tests done recently and 1 of the was a short synacthen test and I was told by the doctor that this showed my adrenal glands are lazy. I am having a repeat test in 2 weeks time having left my seretide off for 2 days although I am informed by the AUK helpline nurse it will not be out my system by then. I have 2 questions the first being I need to take seretide to be able to breathe and this will always be my baseline so what is the point of not taking it for 2 days before the test? My second question is how will they treat the adrenal insufficancy and what impact will this have on my life? I would just like people's own experiance as I am obviously seeing the referring doctor when I have repeat bloods done and will ask for a specialist referral as this diagnosis came out the blue and is quite worrying as my sister has full blown Addisons Disease which is when your adrenal glands stop working completely. If anyone is suffering from adrenal insufficancy and can tell me how it affects them day to day I would be really gratefull.