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I am a 33 year old male. I ordered a home saliva "stress" test because of recurring fatigue, joint/muscle aches, anxiety, insomnia, lower libido.

My cortisol is low-normal and DHEA well above normal. Could this be signs of adrenal fatigue (headed for Addison's), or more likely an adrenal tumor (or worse, cancer)?

I am taking my results to a doctor, but I wanted to know what to expect. Any insight is appreciated.

Thanks,
Dan
what if your cortisol is low and on grandulars, on testosterone injections, and dhea is high. What is that a sign of
Dan,

i noticed you posted on this thread in 2005 - any progress? I have very similar symptoms and I'm looking for a diagnosis.

I'd love to know how your search went.

-terence
Ditto.

I've got 2 ACTH Stim tests that can't hit the magic "20", elevated ACTH, low & "flat-lined" 24-hour saliva Cortisol panel, but my DHEA(s) lab was high (461 on a 110-370 scale).

If it was a Primary AI issue, wouldn't you expect the DHEA to be low as well?

Or, is this a Congenital Adrenal Hyper/Hypo-plasia thing where one of the steroid systhesis pathways are interrupted b/c the enzymes are not able to convert precursor->product?





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