Good morning all,
I got my results yesterday from the new cortisol and DHEA test
DHEA 34.76 (106.0-300.0)
Cortisol morning 4.63 (5.1-40.2, optimal 18-35)
Cortisol noon 1.69 (2.1-15.7, optimal 6-12)
Cortisol evening 1.12 (1.5-8, optimal 2-5)
Cortisol night 0.73 (0.33-7, optimal 1-4)
These seem very low and I wonder if I'd feel better if they improved. Could this be the cause of my thyroid struggling?
Saw an NHS endo yesterday, said it was most likely I'm feeling bad due to fibromyalgia and TSH was only slightly up @4.35 (0.27-4.2) but he wanted another blood test there and then, after lunch, and if it was still above range he would give me a trial of levo, 25mcg for 3 months. Seemed to me that he was setting me up to fail as I can't see a dose that small would help. Also said he might change his mind if the result came back lower, which it will do given it was done at 3pm.
Gave me no chance to ask any questions but thought he might order a scan which can't hurt, can it? Also said he'd suggest a referral to a rheumatologist.
Any advice you can give me would be great, I'm wondering if I should try to get an appointment with Dr P.
Hope this wasn't too rambling, just feeling tired and confused and not sure where to go from here....
Thank you in advance