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Dhea level high
Jan 13, 2006
If someone were to have a high dhea level "going by saliva test here" does this mean they are on the verge of adrenal burnout?
Im concerned about a few test I had a few months ago.I posted the results on here but i cant recall if anyone responded or not..I do suffer from hypo still havent reached optimal level yet b/c the t4 makes me feel sick..Now with the test I had below i was on 15 mg of nature throid at the time..T3 was way too strong for me so i was taken off nature throid.. not sure if that was the reasoning behind the cortisol levels being high... So if anyone can help with these test id appreciate it ..thank you ;)

Here they are again ....
estradoil 4. 7 ranges 1.0 - 5.0
progesterone <15 L 100-600
testosterone 19 L 20-50
ratio pg/e2 3 L 50-200
dheas 14.7 H 3-10
cortisol morning 8.6 H 3-8
cortisol night 3.5 H 0.5-1.5
Re: Dhea level high
Jan 20, 2006
[QUOTE=orion]Elevated cortisol and DHEA are a sign of Cushing's disease. Other symptoms may include easy brusing, hypertension, low sex drive (low testosterone), anxiety, depression, general weakness, and weight gain.

When combined with thyroid problems you have to be more careful of your interpretation of symptoms because TSH and cortisol interact. For instance you may have weight loss rather than gain.[/QUOTE]
You know I was wondering about cushings after doing some research.I have all that above you have mentioned except hypertension blood pressure is normal and I do not bruise easily plus i have low sugar..Could cortisol levels throw off the thyroid?
Also before I had these test done..Ok on the cortisol levels through blood which i didnt post but here they are 14.5 AM ranges 5-25, PM 15.5 ranges 1.20 - 12.0 I had a panic attack before I went in for the PM lab, Now on the saliva test I had them done 8 months after a major surgery rod and 2 screws inserted in the tib and fib bc of a car wreck i was in, snapped my bones in half..So now i dont know if these things can impack the levels are not..thank you for your time.
Re: Dhea level high
Jan 22, 2006
Likeme:

Whats up, l was looking over your cortisol results, l would have a saliva test done four times during the day. I had one done and found out that my cortisol levels are high in the morning and drop off to almost nothing in the day and then back to normal at night. You can find this out with normal blood testing. The question is what to do with those results, like l said l am on almost every Vitamin known to man for adrenal fatigue but havent noticed anything yet. I aslo am taking Cytomel to see if this may help, but l have read that thyroid meds and mess with your adrenals if they are fatigued or messed up. Anyway would you mind letting me know what your symptoms are, my worst symptoms now are the mental roller coaster l am on. Its crazy, anyway let me know if you would.

VAN
Re: Dhea level high
Jan 22, 2006
[QUOTE=van7771]Likeme:

Whats up, l was looking over your cortisol results, l would have a saliva test done four times during the day. I had one done and found out that my cortisol levels are high in the morning and drop off to almost nothing in the day and then back to normal at night. You can find this out with normal blood testing. The question is what to do with those results, like l said l am on almost every Vitamin known to man for adrenal fatigue but havent noticed anything yet. I aslo am taking Cytomel to see if this may help, but l have read that thyroid meds and mess with your adrenals if they are fatigued or messed up. Anyway would you mind letting me know what your symptoms are, my worst symptoms now are the mental roller coaster l am on. Its crazy, anyway let me know if you would.

VAN[/QUOTE]
Hey Van! Hows it going?, I think my worst symptoms im struggling with right now would have to be this low blood sugar and panic attacks..
I cant sleep w/o waking every 3hrs in some sort of panic or the feeling of low sugar..Im having trouble driving my car due to this panic or even getting out in certain public places..Its really starting to suck A$$ this whole thing has altered my life..I just would like to feel normal again, but like i said before there is so many worst things out there until i feel ashamed to even complain :rolleyes: .
Also what I dont get is how in the world can the thyroid effect the adrenals.. I mean come on those things should be stong enough to hold up to anything not buckle b/c of an underactive thyroid geesh..Well enough venting for the moment..lol
take care





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