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Dear Van,

I'm surprised to see what appear to be such good thyroid numbers. I imagine you must be on thyroid medication? The rest of your numbers appear to ME, and I am certainly not qualified to make judgements, that there might be some pituitary problems. Your Renin is low. Did you have aldosterone measured, as well? If this is very low, it can cause the dizziness and some other symptoms you mention. Your testosterone is on the low side, and your prolactin is elevated. All of these are pituitary hormones. And if you happen to have an adenoma (benign tumor) on your pituitary gland, it may cause wide cycles or fluctuations in the output of cortisol (high at times, low at others), and of your other pituitary hormones. There are some other pituitary hormones that can be measured, if not already done. I'll name a few: ACTH, FSH, LH, Testosterone, TSH (we don't know what yours would be if you are taking meds), prolactin, estrogen, growth hormone. I will do some more research and get back to you with more info. For now, I'd request a test of your aldosterone, and bring up the idea of having an MRI of your pituitary and adrenal glands. But I think the pituitary may be of more pertinence. Many of this seconds what "ANNEMV" has advised, I just noticed! ~ :wave: Tracy

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