I have been wondering about adrenal fatigue/ Addison’s disease and came across the following.
If Addison’s disease is suspected, blood tests will be carried out to measure the levels of sodium, potassium and cortisol in your body. A low sodium, high potassium or low cortisol level may indicate Addison’s disease.
I had a test for Cortisol but no idea what the result was only that I was never called by my GP so assumed everything was fine. I’m now wondering if my cortisol was low but perhaps in ‘range’. Because it’s common practice for TSH, T4 and T3 to be in range when someone is actual hypo I was wondering if it’s common for adrenal fatigue to be mis diagnosed in the same way.
After looking at my sodium and potassium results I was wondering if I should be concerned and ask my doctor to complete a thorough test. I would be extremely grateful for any comments members have?
My results are in range but sodium was low in the range and potassium was high. Probably nothing but I’d hate to miss some5ing that could help me in my quest to get better.
Sodium 136 range 133- 146
Potassium 5.2 range 3.5- 5.3
I have a low basal temperature and pigmentation on my face, increased thirst and frequent urination, if that means anything.
Kindest regards everyone 💐