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High Cortisol

Discussion in 'Hormones' started by Azriel, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel

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    I've read that a lot of people with ME/CFS tend to have lower cortisol levels - I apologize as I don't have a source and can't remember where I read it. Is that the case for most of you? Mine is high.
     
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  2. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    Could be more related to hpa-axis dysfunction?

    My theory is that high cortisol is either:

    1. A response to excess inflammation
    2. The result of a dysregulated hpa-axis, due to things like viruses, etc. (which would cause 1. anyway)
     
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  3. Tammy

    Tammy Senior Member

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    I had very high cortisol levels in the first years..............then it went to low.
     
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  4. Tammy

    Tammy Senior Member

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    To tell you the truth I don't really know if I could tell between high or low. I've had so many layers of symptoms over the years............it's just one big blur.
     
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