I have hashis. I still have never felt well once medicated. I have had am cortisols done in the past. The one I had last year was 14.1 (4.3-22.4). Those previous to that were a bit higher, (14.9 in 9/08., and 16.7 in 6/08 those with ranges of 4-22)
I had another recent am cortisol a few weeks ago. Those results were 8.4 (4-22). I am now scheduled for a low-dose acth stimulation test. I am still very fatigued, no appetite...(no nausea or weight loss though)…crave salt.
Is there anything anyone can tell me that I would need to know about the acth stimulation?
What do you think of my cortisol tests? Why would they keep decreasing? I have had these symptoms for quite a while. Does it take time for cortisol tests to finally coincide with symptoms?
The test takes a while. They should put in a line, take a baseline sample, wait and then give you what they are giving you to stimulate the ACTH (it can vary) and then at every time point, make a draw.
You just have to sit there.
Craving salt usually means you need it. You can buy salt tablets - or eat pickles etc. Let us know how the stim test goes.
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