I have been, like everyone, trying to get a grasp on my hashis/hypoT. I've been reading here, and other sources, much about sex hormones, DHEA, Adrenals, Cortisol but admittedly not as much as I've been reading Thyroid specific studies/articles. Luckily, I had one doc, who I no longer see, order a 24hour saliva collection for me. Unfortunately, I really don't know much about interpretting as it relates to thyroid care. The notations on the bottom of the report state:
"Diumal cortisol pattern and reported symptoms are consistent with evolving (Phase 2) HPA Axis (adrenal gland), although concomitant thyroid and/or iodine insufficiency cannot be ruled out.
The reported symptoms are suggestive of progesterone insufficienienct (estrogen dominance) and androgen imbalance. E2, Pg and Testosterone levels are a consideration."
Would you mind helping me?
Here are the results, ranges and optimal ranges. And thank you everyone!!
DHEA 322.31pg/ml (106.0-300.0)
430am Morning 12.01mmol/L (5.1 - 40.2; optimal range 18 - 35)
1140am Noon 13.26mmol/L (2.1 - 15.7; optimal range 6 - 12)
820pm Evening 2.44mmol/L (1.8 - 12; optimal range 4-8)
1130pm Night 2.96mm/L (0.9 - 9.2; optimal range 2 -6)