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help with cortisol numbers

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by mountainofdew, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. mountainofdew

    mountainofdew

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    Im a 36 year old male. Looking for help with my cortisol lab numbers: 0847am: 4.8, 1250pm: 1.5, 2030pm: 9.1, 0027am: .5. The 9.1 number was taken after exercise. Dheas was 10.6 ng/ml.
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    Ema Senior Member

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    What are the ranges for each time?

    Are you having symptoms?

    Are you taking any supplements or meds that affect the HPA axis?
  3. mountainofdew

    mountainofdew

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    I am taking vitamin c, d3, a, b, k, magnesium, iodine, selenium, zinc. I stopped taking zinc 2 weeks before test.
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    Sounds like post exertional malaise. I wouldn't exercise if you're taking more than 1 day to recover from something. I think most of us would cut back on what we're doing if we had to rest for days after.

    I would query why you're taking iodine - not my area of expertise, but it affects thyroid function and you need to tread carefully.

    So yr at the low end for 1st 2 readings, high for evening and then low again for last reading. I would look into adrenal fatigue. Check out male hormones too.

    A lot with ME have adrenal fatigue too. Do you have ME?

    http://www.drlam.com/articles/adrenal_fatigue.asp

    Best book:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adrenal-Fat...=8-1&keywords=dr wilsons adrenal fatigue book

    Although I don't agree with his recommendations for treatment but it does allow you to get your head around what's happening on a physiological level.

    You might be lucky and with changes be able to heal your adrenals - all depends on if you have ME or if this is your first noticeable issue.
  5. mountainofdew

    mountainofdew

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    Thank you for the help, and direction. I don't have ME to my knowledge. Was thinking about using 23andme as a next step in looking for root causes.

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