One thing I have noticed that is pretty nuts is that my saliva, DHEA, pregnenolone and progesterone and urinary cortisol are wicked low. My blood DHEAS is low as well BUT my blood cortisol is usually high, or very high, off the limit range. Is this because of my fear of needles? It is not such a big fear, I just get nervous when they draw my blood, like most of people. This really raises questions, because at the end blood cortisol should be the best measure, because cortisol travels trough blood and not saliva. I mean if the cortisol in blood raises because of fear then that means my adrenals are NOT that fried up. My blood DHEA, ACTH and cortisol were tested by allopaths in blood several times and they were low, high and high respectively. The urinary and saliva were done by an alternative functional doc. Once I tested with a private lab my blood cortisol and it was low, but not wicked low, it was in range. I also tested saliva cortisol with this lab and it was very very low. Why when the tests are performed by allopaths my basal cortisol is so high? Is blood a better measure as opposed to what we are told in the Internet or it is not?