I have been on Levo for 10 years. In May I had an A&E trip with horrible heart poundings in the early hours, shaking, nausea etc. ECG all clear. The GP and I think I had become 'overmediacted' on Levo which I believe had not been suiting me for 3 years or so. I am currently referred to an endo who has done 24 hr urine ACTH (?) test which he said came back 'borderline' and has followed it up with a blood test for which we are awaiting results. He also took me off Levo altogether as I was getting allergic reactions and couldn't breathe and says next week we will try 'a different thyroid hormone' which I hope will be T3. So I was off Levo for around 4 days prior to collecting the saliva below.
While waiting for the blood results I thought it might be informative to get an Adrenal Stress Profile done (previous time was 18 months ago) and have received the results belowe which I don't quite understand.
sample 1: 29.8 H (range 12-22) Sample 2: 3.4 L (5 - 9) Sample 3: 3.7 (3 - 7) Sample 4: 10.7 H (0.2-0.7)
DHEA : am 0.09 L pm 0.08 L (DHEA mean 0.02 - 0.7)
DHEA:Cortisol ratio 0.18 L (0.6 -3.0)
However a few days ago I had to get some anti biotics for an infection in a tooth which has had some previous work done on it and this infection would have been coming on a few days prior to my saliva collection. Could this infection have affected my cortisol readings, does anyone know please ?