Hi I'm new to this board and have recently had my thyroid tested. Another member has helpfully pointed out that my T4 is low compared to my T3 (hope I got that the right way around) and I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on a recent salivary cortisol test I took and how it might fit in with the thyroid results?
Here are the cortisol results:
12.3 / ref 13.0 - 24.0nmol/LCortisol -
1.4 / ref 5.0 - 8.0nmol/LCortisol -
1.5 / ref 4.0 - 7.0nmol/LCortisol -
1.2 / ref 1.0 - 3.0nmol/LCortisol -
2.1 / ref 1.0 - 3.0nmol/LCortisol -
Sum 18.5 / ref 23.0 - 42.0nmol/L
DHEA-S Average 3.5 / ref 2.0 - 10.0ng/m
Cortisol:DHEA-S Ratio 5.3 : 1 / ref 5.0 - 6.0 Ratio
I am unable to take any stimulating supplements so have been trying to correct the low levels with diet and amino acids, but have been gaining weight at a rate of knots and am still unable to sleep through the night. I am peri menopausal and also believe I have sleep apnea.
Anybody in the same boat? What did you do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.