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Old 12-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Cortisol labs back, please help

Good afternoon, I am hoping this is the correct place to post this question. I posted some time ago about a possible thyroid problem. Long story short, I still need to find another doctor that doesn't work from the dark ages but in the meantime I took a 24 hour cortisol saliva test (as I seem to have a lot of symptoms similar to overtaxed adrenals) and I have my results back. Can anyone give me any other insight...three of the saliva test came back within normal range but two of those are right on the brink of normal and one was slightly out of normal range.

Morning: 9.4 (range 3.7-9.5)
Noon: 1.2 (range 1.2 - 3.0)
Evening: 0.9 (range .6-1.9)
Night: .3 (range .4-1.0)

What does it mean that I am on the high end of normal in the morning and low end at night? Anything? Just trying to find out some more answers. Any helps is GREATLY appreciated:-)

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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Re: Cortisol labs back, please help

It looks to me like you've got some moderate fatigue going on, your levels are low except for the AM, but that could be a spike from the dysregulation of flagging adrenals. If you are symptomatic I would look into finding a doc to prescribe some hydrocortisone to give your adrenals some support.

Old 12-19-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Re: Cortisol labs back, please help

Thanks Javelina, I appreciate your response and now need to figure out my next step. Thanks again for taking the time to answer:-)

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