Hi there, I've just had these cortisol saliva results:
CORTISOL (SALIVA) WAKING *<1.5 nmol/L 6.00 - 21.00
CORTISOL (SALIVA) 12:00 7.240 nmol/L 1.50 - 7.60
CORTISOL (SALIVA) 16:00 2.780 nmol/L 0.00 - 5.50
CORTISOL (SALIVA) BEFORE BED *14.000 nmol/L 0.00 - 2.00
With the following comments:
"Your before bed salivary cortisol is increased and is at a level that raises concerns about an underlying disease affecting your cortisol levels, such as Cushings disease.
Your waking salivary cortisol is decreased and is at a level that raises concerns about an underlying disease affecting your cortisol levels, such as Addison's disease.
I recommend repeating your salivary cortisol test within the month to assess this further. "
This helps explain some of my symptoms as I can't sleep at night and I can't wake up in the mornings... but I can't have Addison's AND cushings...
Also, would my GP be likely to take these results seriously at all? I am hoping to be referred to an endocrinologist. Thank you!