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Old 05-27-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Any help would be useful

My cortisol blood test came back low. I'm in Canada so our numbers are a little different with normal being between 170 and 594, my morning cortisol came in at 142, I understand that's when your cortisol is suppose to be at the highest. I just heard back yesterday that my ACTH stim test was negative, so now I'm confused. According to the ACTH I don't have Addison's, so what else could this possibly be? Here are my symptoms, I'm hoping someone here can offer some more insight.

Exhausted, could sleep forever
Cold Intollerant
Excessive sweating
Hands and feet swelling
Can't tolerate protein
No appetite
Low blood pressure
Increased allergies
Skin rashes
Purple colour for weeks around injury sites
Skin itches
Craving salt and sugar
Uterine fibroid - never had them before

I've been tested for thyroid and that came back as borderline for hypo. I also had to have my gallbladder removed 1.5 years ago due to acute cholecystitis even though I am not overweight and do have any of the risk factors for gallbladder disease.

Last edited by OtownGirl; 05-27-2011 at 07:57 AM. Reason: forgot some symptoms

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