I'm just kind of weirded out...
I've been sick for a while and have been down many paths to figure out what's going on. Lately I've actually been feeling BETTER in a lot of ways (I mainly thank a good antidepressant and anemia treatment for that). However, I'm still exhausted most of the time and am still struggling with some crappy problems.
I had some bloodwork run a few months ago and it came up that my cortisol was high (20.5) out of a range of 2.3-19.4 - Immediately after my blood was taken for this, I was given a steroid shot for inflammation and joint pain. So, basically, I've had to wait months to have the dexamethasone test performed.
Next week I'm doing the dexamethasone test because my doctor rechecked my cortisol and it's still around 20.5. I've really been trying to cool it with all the stress I've had in my life, and I felt like I had made progress, but it's still the same. She also tested my ACTH and it was 56.8 out of a 7.2 - 63.3 range.
I know I just need to wait and see what happens with the suppression test, but from what I've read it's a long process to figure out what's causing this type of thing.
A little about me: I'm female, 21 years old, about 5'10" and 155 pounds.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by merankorii; 01-28-2011 at 04:36 PM.