My wife has been on an investigative process as to what is wrong with her health.
Step 1: Thyroid investigation: she had low-normal T3, normal T4 and highish TSH at 4.5 Doctor prescribed T3 to see if it would alleviate symptoms and assist in weight loss
Step 2: Cortsiol test: Because of insomnia and severe fatigued during the day he also prescribed a 4 part saliva cortisol test. Results below:
Wake up 8am
1st sample at 9am: 4.75 (2.68-9.3)
2nd sample at 12pm: 46.19 (0.75-2.53)
3rd sample at 5pm: 6.54 (0.36-1.88)
4th sample at 10pm: 12.28 (less than 0.94)
Does anyone here have good knowledge of interpreting cortisol results? Her results came back and are seriously elevated which may indicate Cushing’s Syndrome.
NB: she has not taken any steroid medication for years.