I have Hashimoto's and take 100mcg T4 and 10mcg T3. Full story is in my first thread.
I did a private adrenal stress test in September this year and I have come across a lot of articles on hypothyroidism and low cortisol but not so much on hypothyroidism and high cortisol.
The results have said the results could be caused by smoking, alcohol, obesity, pregnancy, Cushing's disease and the use of glucocorticoids but:
I don't smoke
I don't drink
I am not overweight - I have a low body mass index
I am not pregnant
Cushing's was ruled out with a short synacthen test
I don't use glucocorticoids
I have heard good things about the adrenal stress test so the results must reflect my adrenal function but I don't understand why the levels are all over the place.
Could anyone advise please?
Sep-15 (private adrenal stress test)
Cortisol sample 1 - 14.81nmol/L (7.45-32.56)
Cortisol sample 2 - 19.31nmol/L (2.76-11.31)
Cortisol sample 3 - 5.21nmol/L (1.38-7.45)
Cortisol sample 4 - 7.61nmol/L (0.83-3.86)
Sum of cortisol - 46.9nmol/L
DHEA sample 1- 0.44nmol/L (0.25-2.22)
DHEA sample 3 0.32nmol/L (0.25-2.22)
DHEA mean - 0.34nmol/L
DHEA : cortisol ratio - 0.035nmol/L (0.015-0.150)