For many years, I have experience a plethora of health issues, beginning with extreme fatigue and intolerance to cold. I've recently learned that my mother has hypothyroidism, but my recent blood tests show that I do not--all numbers are within range.
However, the blood tests show that my cortisol was low, 6.4 ug/dL on a scale of 7.8-19.8. An ACTH stimulation test was done, and both cortisol and ACTH rose, so I do not have Addison's.
The only other results out of normal range were my B12 levels, so my endo has suggested I take B12 pills, but has completely glossed over the fact that I STILL had low cortisol levels when tested originally.
Finding out that low cortisol causes extreme fatigue and intolerance to cold (which were my main complaints when I went to the appointment), makes me wonder why in the world she apparently isn't concerned about my cortisol and given me a prescription for something to raise it.
Am I making too big of a deal of this, or should I really be on medication for my low cortisol?