It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Addison's Disease Message Board

High Cortisol--would appreciate any input :)

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 75
sillygal HB Usersillygal HB User
High Cortisol--would appreciate any input :)

I recently had a saliva cortisol test done by my naturopath and my results were a little strange, they came back sporadically high. Here are the results:

Morning 11 H (3.7-9.5 ng/ml)
Noon 1.7 (1.2-3.0 ng/ml)
Evening 2.3 H (0.6-1.9 ng/ml)
Night 0.6 (0.4-1.0 ng/ml)

My doctor also did a dexamethasone suppression test after the saliva test to check for Cushing's Syndrome. I suppressed appropriately on this though.

Results: 0.8 (In Range)
For A.M. specimen <2.0 -Normal Response
2.0-10.0 -Equivocal
>10.0 -High probability of Cushing's Syndrome

So according to the dex test I don't have Cushings, but I'm confused as to where the high cortisol is from? I've had some random symptoms over the last year which were thought to be thyroid problems. I was taken off thyroid medication in the beginning of December as the medication did literally nothing for me. I feel 1000x better since being off it...Anyway, some of the symptoms I have are a sudden onset of really bad acne. My face especailly my cheeks have gotten puffy to the point of discomfort sometimes. My stomach has been bloated more than normal. I've had essential tremor on and off, heart palpitation and memory loss/recollection problems. I occasional get optical migraines and regular headaches more frequently. My cycle has also been much much more heavy and painful in the last few months. I also just recently developed high blood pressure. I have never before in my life had high blood pressure. In fact, it's usually on the lower side of normal. Anyway, anyone have a clue what this could all mean? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm 27 and female if that helps. Oh and thank you if you read this novel, ha.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!