Cortisol 1 AM (Base) - 5.9 [6.2 - 19.4] Low
Cortisol 2 30 Min - 30.3
Cortisol 3 60 Min 33.1
Cortisol 4 90 Min 37.5
ACTH Serum Test 13.5 [9.0 - 64.0]
I am exhausted, I have been off thyroid medicine for over 6 weeks now....I have extensive (at least 5) thyroid nodes which are exhibiting normal 6 hr iodine uptake (I think the score was about 10% after 6 hours).
I am suspecting I have a pituitary issue with low TSH and ACTH and that both are making secondary thryoid and adrenal problems....but now the Dr wants to put me on a low dosage prednisone and see what happens and ignore the thyroid as my TSH is in "normal" ranges. I have been bedridden 80% of the day and sleeping a lot.
My prolactin was normal so he said no pit tumor or anything.
I am about to lose my job and my sanity if something is not figured out. I have fatigue, brittle nails, 13 lb weight gain in the 6 weeks off thryoid meds, constipation, sinus trouble, foggy head.
I feel like I need to find another Dr...this will make number 8 is 2 years.
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