Hi guys, I recently told you about my daughter who has had what appear to be hypothyroid symptoms since puberty, repeat trips to gp proved useless so we saved up and visited Dr peatfield. He felt her problem was adrenals and this was what stopped her body accessing the thyroid hormone she made. We undertook the saliva cortisol test and her cortisol results were extremely high, two evening results of 53 and 61, (they should be low single figures in the evening ) took these results to gp who referred her to local hospital endo. Had visit, and he said she was fine because they had undertaken a urinary cortisol and this test was ok. I asked about the saliva test stating this was supposed to be more accurate and he simply said they prefer to go with urine ????? I would mind but my daughter has some of the classic cushings symptoms / signs so I am not prepared to gamble with her health. I have ordered another saliva kit, and should this come back high again, I am going to go back to the gp and ask to be referred to a cushings / cortisol specialist, not a diabetes Dr ! So angry, I knew we were on a losing battle when he said a comment about her TSH of 1.8 being fine, and this meant that her thyroid was fine as the tsh was the best test. Ha ha, her t4 was just above bottom of healthy range too. I then gave him a copy of her thyroid urine results that Dr peatfield also requested which showed her t4 being very low (below healthy range) and was brave enough to suggest something was perhaps stopping her accessing her thyroid hormone seeing as this test actually represented her daily usage levels. He said, they would undertake thyroid bloods again and would see her in three months. Bloody imbecile ! So angry, but going to take the saliva again and take it from there. So does anyone know of a knowledgeable endo with regard to adrenals on the nhs
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