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[SIZE="4"][/SIZE]Hi Everyone, I am new here, my name is Erin.
Just alittle background on me. I am 49 years old, I have been hypo for about 17 years. My hypo has been treated pretty well by synthroid, but starting about March, I felt very hypo. Did blood work and my tsh was around 2.4 or so, too high for me, so my dr increased my med from 137 to 150. Well, I gave it about 6 weeks, I was still feeling awful. Let me list my symptoms: Bone crushing fatigue, so tired it was a struggle just to walk or stay awake. Dizziness, which has been getting worse, it is worst in the morning. Very low bp, at times I would take it it would be 70/53. I felt dead. So tired, and this feeling kept getting worse. When they retested my thyroid, I was at 0.7 which was relatively hyper(according to my new endo) So, the increase in meds did nothing for my symptoms.
I got blood work at the endo on August 3rd, I am going to post results of my tsh, cortisol and acth.
ACTH 9.4 pg/mL 7.2 - 63.3 pg/mL
ACTH reference interval for samples collected between 7 and 10 AM.
Component Your Value Standard Range
Cortisol, Plasma 3.9 ug/dL
Cortisol AM 6.2 - 19.4
Cortisol PM 2.3 - 11.9
General Information(my cortisol was taken at noon)
TSH 0.120 uIU/mL 0.450 - 4.500 uIU/mL
General Information
I am sorry for such a long post, but can anyone decipher these tests? She wants to get the cortisol stim test done, but we are waiting on the insurance as the stuff (for lack of better word) costs 900 dollars!
Also, she wants me to do a 24 hour urine test.
Please, any insight would be wonderful. In researching, my results dont point to addison's since my acth was relatively low. Im finding pituitary disorders,, not sure what to make of that!!!
Thank you all soo much, Ive been struggling with this for months, now it seems as if I am going to have to wait even longer to get a solution and maybe some relief...





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