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Cortisol Saliva test results

Can anyone help me here with these Cortisol results, not sure what to make of them. Thanks.

morning 9.0 (3.7-9.5)

noon 2.4 (1.2-3.0)

evening .5 (.6-1.9) L

night 1.8 (.4-1.0) H

When I had this test done I was waking up so tired, just exhausted. Around the 6 o'clock hour if I sat down I would fall asleep for a couple of hours, then go to bed and have trouble going to sleep of course. Haven't had good restful sleep in quite some time but it is getting better. Been to Endo and had my Synthroid dosage upped some and can already tell the difference as I'm not so exhausted all the time. I get checked again in 3 months to see how things are going and if I'm still experiencing symptoms-I have Hashimitos-then she will start me on some T3 as well. This Endo was good listener and willing to look at all alternatives at this point.

Thanks for the feedback.

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You may find going slowing through the info on this page on the Genova site a GOOD start:

I'm particularly inclined to stress ( - no pun intended !) you MAY find the above a GOOD START as I'm now particularly looking at the mechanism of "vitamin D dysregulation" which causes ALL sorts of problems including thryroid ones.

To get into the body of opinion for that, one article from Nov 2014, with a string of references at the end, is:

Hope one or both of the above are of help !

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Thanks, very interesting


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