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Look at my posts.

I just went through this mess. Also have you been checked for Hashimoto's and POTS? Both are applicable given your symptoms. You mention hypothyroidism.. are they treating it optimally? What are you latest lab results?

You do not have to have abnormal skin pigmentation. My MD does not want to classify me as Addison's.. but I am adrenal insufficient. Just having low cortisol, high ACTH, and improperly treated hashimoto's can cause your issues.

Can you tell us your latest TSH, FT3, and FT4. You can rule out addison's by the ratio of your FTs and cotisol and ACTH levels, if you know what you are looking for...

Make sure you always get copies of all your lab work. This will allow you to determine where you are percentage wise. Many MDs just aime for normal range.. not optimal. We tend to have to fight for optimal treatment. I am betting it is not in your head, but in minimalist treatment of your endocrine issues. Come visit the thyroid board.. there are a lot of us there as well.

I finally got my test results back. They are as follows:

6 ng/dL (normal: 28 ng/dL)

Before injection: 26.10 UG/DL (normal: 6.7-22.6)
30 minutes after injection: 37 UG/DL
60 minutes after injection: 43.7 UG/DL

<20 PG/ML (normal for nonpregnant females 24-273 PG/ML; for postmenopausal women 20-88 PG/ML)

<8 ng/dL (normal for nonpregnant females: 185-285 ng/dL; for postmenopausal women: 45 ng/dL)

[U]ACTH, plasma[/U]
Before injection: 10 pg/mL (normal: 5-27 pg/mL)
30 minutes after injection: 7 pg/mL

Testosterone, sodium, potassium, chloride, CO2, nitrogen, creatinine, glucose, calcium, androstenedione, renin, prolactin, luteinizing hormone, DHEA-Sulfate, follicle stimulating hormone, and progesterone are all within normal range.

My thyroglobulin levels were 21 IU/ml, but no normal range was posted.

I don't understand how my cortisol levels can be high and aldosterone levels low....also my estrogen and hydroxyprogesterone levels are worrisome to me. Also, why would my ACTH levels drop after being injected???

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