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Miller - I would ask for a dex/crh test, midnight serum cortisol, and another 24 HR UFC (to get the average). Have you had an ACTH? If not, get one of those too. Cortisol is always changing so blood tests really tell us nothing. There is also cyclical Cushing's which means that one day you are very Cushingoid and the next you can be adrenally insufficient. Makes getting dxed very hard. But it can be done with a patient doctor and determination.

Hashigent, your results point pretty well to Cushing's. What other tests have been done?? If none, get thee to another doctor, one who specializes in pituitary disease. Not being a doctor but someone who has dealt with this disease, your UFCs alone are pretty darned diagnostic. Cushing's can cause huge damage to the body. The earlier caught the better.

Your results and my thoughts:
12:00 AM 690 NG/ML Range 50-250 NG/ML -well over three times the normal. That used to enough to dx you.
8:00 AM 1903 NG/ML Range 200-1600 NG/ML Still danged high
4:00 PM 1098 NG/ML Range 100-600 NG/ML SUPER HIGH

ACTH Plasma test done the same day and results:
ACTH, Plasma 11 PG/ML <5.0 - 60.0 Possible adrenal source. Generally an ACTH over 10-15ish points to either pituitary or ectopic source.

Cortisol, Free Urine 116 H (range 20-90)





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