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[QUOTE=Gavi112;3892739]has anyone else had low saliva readings then normal stim test??[/QUOTE]

Stimulation tests are mostly boring with few side effects.

Saliva tests only show cortisol levels at a particular moment in time; which is useless to diagnose anything because cortisol levels fluctuate widely thoughout the day.

The stimulation test will challenge your adrenal glands to produce a maximum output of cortisol. If they only manage to produce a normal amount, you will then know that your adrenal reserve is low and you have adrenal insufficiency. This means that for every day activity you may be fine but in emergency situations you do not have proper adrenal function which could be life threatning. Cortisol supplement would be necessary.

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