I am desperate for some advise and support. First I had my cortisol and ACTH done via "blue horizon" in the summer 2014. I had a really bad journey to get to the hospital - eventually I had the test(s) completed at 10.30 AM (I was fasting from the previous evening). The results from this test are: Cortisol level: 277 - range - (64 - 536) ACTH level was 15 (range 10 - 46.7). I realize that these tests are to low and point to adrnal insufficiency.
However, I had a corisol test done via my GP - NHS. This was complete 6th Jan 2015. This show CORTISOL level at 516 (range - 170 - 540) This was done at 9.00 AM (fasting again).
I was told that my Gp cannot do a ACTH. I will have to pay private. ********I cannot aford this. It cost £134.00. I am so frightened of these results....I fear I have something serious..........I dont know who to turn to next...........I have nobody to turn to.......
* I also have underactive thyroid of 4.8 - this is being treated now with 100 micrograms of levothyrroxine. My feretin level is low - I am medicating for that. I also have B12 injections every 8 wks. I suppliment them with weekly B12 injections. My B12 level is good.