I had my cortisol tested with Genova in January, a 24 hour saliva. All 4 results came back slightly over range. Ever since I have been very worried I have cushings disease. My gp has told me to repeat the test to reassure myself or he can refer me to an endo for the 24 hour urine but I'm too afraid to do that.
I suffer from an under active thyroid and I've been on Levo almost a year. I'm up to 75mg so far. Since being on Levo my face has been quite puffy and red. Again cushings symptoms so I've become obsessed checking my face and colour. I suffer from anxiety too and stress as I have ptsd.
I was told by Genova my test in January looked like a stress profile and my gp seems more worried it could have dropped low now.
The reason I worry about cushings is the face a bit puffy and red. My periods have lightened to barely anything (since Levo too). I've got acne on face and chest but I have always had adult acne. Only thing reassuring me is I don't have any rapid weight gain and no hump on my back. I also still have awful chronic fatigue the last year despite on Levo and tsh has dropped to 1.7 from 9.28 and ft4 is almost 20 and ft3 5. All a good level in range. I am sensitive to bright lights they make me feel very unreal and woozy. Woozy giddy feeling in head as I walk, had that over a year and gp done some tests and puts it down to anxiety. I just feel I have a lot of head and eye symptoms due to the bad fatigue I have in my head and eyes. The fatigue is what prompted tests 18 months back.
I want to repeat my cortisol but I'm not sure which was is most accurate. 9am bloods? Saliva or 24 hour urine? I can test these private myself but would like advice on which to use.