High Cortisol

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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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drob31

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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)
 

Tammy

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I wish I had mine tested way back in the beginning years. What does the low cortisol feel like? Does the fight or flight response become inhibited?
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.