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Cortisol, a.M. Test 15.7. No p.M. Test. Concerned re adrenal glands: 20+ cort. Inj. In 2011. Should I have the a.M. And p.M. Tests?

Cortisol, a.M. Test 15.7.  No p.M. Test.  Concerned re adrenal glands: 20+ cort. Inj. In 2011.  Should I have the a.M. And p.M. Tests?

No: Your values are normal (both am cortisol and acth stimulation test). No concern about adrenal insufficiency at this time. The pm test is good to rule out cushing's syndrome, which is not a problem for you either. ...Read more

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What is the relation of vitamin d(3) and cortisol? (i'm having a hard time understanding pubmed, etc. Articles.)

What is the relation of vitamin d(3) and cortisol? (i'm having a hard time understanding pubmed, etc. Articles.)

Pub Med`: Is highly technical and is for docs. We now know that vitamin d affects every cell in the body. It has no direct relation with cortisol except that cholesterol is used, by the affect of sunlight on the skin, to make vit d and is also used to make cortisol. ...Read more

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Endo just ordered T3 (liothyronine) today; Cortisol a.m.25.5(6.2-19.4); FSH 169.7(25.8-134.8)-is FSH diagnostic in a post oophorectomy patient?

Endo just ordered T3 (liothyronine) today; Cortisol a.m.25.5(6.2-19.4); FSH 169.7(25.8-134.8)-is FSH diagnostic in a post oophorectomy patient?

It just confirms: what you already knew, that you've had your ovaries removed and your body is attempting to stimulate them, which is impossible to do since they're gone. It's a worthless test in you. ...Read more

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Are there any lifestyle changes i can practice to lower my cortisol levels..I'm on test cyp for hypogonatic hypogonadism?

Are there any lifestyle changes i can practice to lower my cortisol levels..I'm on test cyp for hypogonatic hypogonadism?

Check cortisol level: Usually people who have low cortisol level complain of fatigue and depression. This is the same with low testosterone or estrogen. There's evidence that elevated cortisol can also depressed testosterone levels. You need to know if this is indeed your case or not. Since cortisol is the primary stress hormone, lifestyle changes would revolve around any form of stress reduction: meditation, exercise, yoga or gentle stretching, worrying less, doing things are calming. ...Read more

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Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels.I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids.Thyroids good.Like to know why this.

Hi can OTC diet pills affect cortisol levels.I'm overweight with low cortisol since dec. Never taken any steroids.Thyroids good.Like to know why this.

Avoid diet pills: Who knows what's in the diet pills, but it's nothing that can help you and may harm you. If you're overweight, you don't have low cortisol levels, as low cortisol leads to weight loss. Check w/your doctor and get off the diet pills. ...Read more

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My a.M. Cortisol serum is routinely 35+ (range 9-21), but low dose suppression test was normal. Tsh is slightly high, T3 (liothyronine) is elevated too. Causes?

My a.M. Cortisol serum is routinely 35+ (range 9-21), but low dose suppression test was normal. Tsh is slightly high, T3 (liothyronine) is elevated too. Causes?

Oral contraceptive: The most likely explanation for these findings is being on an oral contraceptive (yaz). This raises the cortisol binding protein level, making the total cortisol level look high, but the biologically active cortisol is normal. The same thing happens for thyroid hormone, including T3 (liothyronine) levels. If you have hashimotos and your TSH is high, you have mild hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Cortisol 14 ug dl normal?

It depends upon: When it was drawn -- time and conditions. Generally, it's a normal value -- depending........ ...Read more

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Low on cortisol means what?

Low on cortisol means what?

Complex: Hi. "Low cortisol" could be normal or sign of disease. I must assume your doctor checked cortisol because of some symptoms you've been having & maybe some findings on physical exam. Cortisol fluctuates throughout the day, so WHEN it's drawn does matter. Is your ACTH high? If your doc thinks you're underproducing cortisol, provocative testing may be needed if primary problem pituitary not adrenal ...Read more