Hi, I have just received my new Adrenal results from saliva testing with Genova from the 18/3/14.
New Results first and Results in brackets after ranges are my previous results from 9 months ago.
Sample 1-Post-awakening-11.1 (range 12-22) (10.4)
Sample 2-+4/5hrs-4.4 (range 5.0-9.0) (6.8)
Sample 3-+4/5hrs-1.8 (range 3.0-7.0) (3.0)
Sample 4-Prior to sleep-1.7 (range 1.0-3.0) (1.5)
Total Daily Cortisol-19 (range 21-41) (21.7)
DHEA-Sample 2am- 0.16 -Sample 3pm- 0.11 (range 0.20-0.70) (0.20 0.10)
DHEA : Cortisol Ratio- 0.71 (range 0.6-3.0) (0.69)
Things seem to be getting worse. I tried Hydrocortisone cream for a couple of months but stopped it about 4 weeks before this Saliva test-I didn’t notice any improvement with it. I drink ¼ tspn salt in water once per day but think I need to increase that amount. I also take 3 mg of Vit C a day. I was in the Resistance stage 3:Maladaption but now am in the Exhaustion stage.
I take 1 &1/2 grains of Armour Thyroid per day in 2 doses and have been unable to increase that amount without going a bit Hyper. I am waiting on Thyroid bloods from Geneva but my last bloods from the Doc here in Ireland were TSH-0.02 (range 0.27-4.2) and FT4-14.1 (range 12-20). My FT4 results seems to jump up and down (11, 14.1, 10.8, 15.8, 11.3, 18, 14.1,) the last four of these with a suppressed TSH.
Last iron results were Ferum ferritin 102.8 (range 10-200), serum iron 19 (9-32), TIBC 73 (53-95), Transferrin 2.9 (2.0-3.6 ), and Transferrin Saturation 26% (19-43%).
I would love some advice please as to what to do for my adrenals now as I’m feeling very worried by the worsened results.