Hi, first of all I should mention that I have no thyroid problems, I joined this group because my mum has hypothyroidism and I thought I would ask this question here because you guys seem to know a lot about adrenal problems.
My symptoms are:
-Life long constipation
-Very painful periods
-I'm verging on underweight
-Brain fog, anxiety, low mood
I've been seeing an endocrinologist for the last year and after a year of low b12 results I am going to be given b12 injections next week to see if there are any improvements. However another thing they are looking at right now is my cortisol. I had 2 cortisol blood tests that were normal but they decided to do a salivary one because I am on the pill and it can create false normals.
My results for the salivary test was:
4.6 (5-46) and Serum cortisol 19.7 (18-47)
(I have no idea what the difference between these are)
These were described by my endo as borderline low and I'm having them repeated soon.
I was just wondering whether anyone can comment on these results and tell me how significant they are?
I think adrenal fatigue and the starter symptoms for adrenal insufficiency match me perfectly but my doctor didn't seem convinced at the time and said he wouldn't treat levels like this because the medication has a ton of side effects like weight gain, high blood pressure etc which I can understand but then what will be done to improve these levels? Also how low do the results have to be for it to be considered serious?
If anyone could give me any insight that would be great
PS I've been tested for about every other autoimmune disease out there including thyroid, sjogrens, lupus etc and they were all negative.