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Divermom,
I copied some values from a chart I found describing lab results on cortisol.
Cortisol {total, plasma}

US value gm/dL
8 AM 5 - 25
8 PM 2 - 9
SI value g/L
8 AM 138 - 690
8 PM 55 - 248
Corticotropin {ACTH} levels normally fluctuate in a diurnal pattern with early morning levels being 40-50% greater then late evening levels. Loss of diurnal pattern is often seen in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Cortisol secretion does not change with age.

THis is the list of things that can cause high readings.

adrenal hyperplasia {congenital}
adrenal neoplasm
cancer {adrenal}
cancer {lung}
Cushing's disease
depression
ectopic ACTH syndrome
hepatic disease
hyperthyroidism
obesity

hypoglycemia
pregnancy
smoking
stress

DRUGS:
alcohol
amphetamines
corticotropin
cortisone
estrogen
hydrocortisone
interferon
mepacrine
methoxamine
metoclopramide
naloxone
oral contraceptives
quinacrine
spironolactone
vasopressin


Moon face is something that happens when there is too much cortisol from either natural sources or from medications. Your face will become very round n appearance and it will loose some definition. Have you seen pictures of Jerry Lewis when he was really sick? That is moon faced. He had it really bad though. I hope that some of this might help you find what your looking for. Just so you know, If your cortisol levels are high, you will feel really crappy. Just like you would if you have no cortisol. HeatherW.





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