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hello all. the folks in the thyroid board suggested that i post this question over here to get your expertise.

i'm hypothryoid with hashimoto's disease, but i think i've got some adrenal fatigue symptoms, so i asked my endo to run some adrenal testing. she ran a morning cortisol test.

this was ran on monday, around 8:45-9am, without eating:

9.6 MCG/DL (range 4 - 22) (this range is specific for the am test, for a pm test the range is 3 - 17)

is this low? high? anything to be concerned about? any indication that i might have some adrenal fatigue?

thanks in advance!
[QUOTE=Chrisgj]Yeah, that is very low. To give you a comparism. My last acth stim test (10:30 am) base was 20 and went to 23. 6 months before that a 4 pm test started at 10 and went to 19.


Your 9 am test is where my 4 pm test was. The highest cortisol gets is about 8am and lowest about 1 am. Healthy people start in upper 20's to mid 30's at 8am.

Since you are hashi's it should be looked into that your immune system might be attacking your adrenals. You need to get the cortrosyn stim test (acth stim) to see how well your adrenals are working under stress. You need that test done very soon so you can get started on cortef
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thanks so much for your response. i'm supposed to be getting a call from my endo later today, and i will ask her about that test. are there any other tests that i should get done? is there a blood test for anti-adrenal antibodies?





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