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High DHEA, Low Evening Cortisol, Normal Thyroid Levels - Not feeling well, why?

I feel debilitated and just received my 24 hour saliva test results. They are as follows:

DHEA is 485.72 pg/ml **HIGH** (range of 106-300 females)

Cortisol Morning is 16.43 nmol/L **WITHIN RANGE** (range 5.1-40.2; optimal range 18-35)

Cortisol Noon is 4.96 nmol/L **WITHIN RANGE** (range 2.1-15.7; optimal range 6-12)

Cortisol Evening 1.12 nmol/L **LOW** (1.8-12; optimal range 4-8)

Cortisol Night <0.28 nmol/L **LOW** (0.9-9.2; optimal range 2-6)

Can Anyone give me some advice? I am new to all this. I do not know what to do. How bad are my numbers? Are they just a little bad, or really bad? How long do you think it will take me to heal from these kind of numbers? Does anyone else have any of their numbers to share so I can compare our situations? Thanks, everyone!

What should my next step be? Since I have a high DHEA, would you recommend a ACTH Stim test? Should that be my next step? Any other thoughts? I am a female in her twenties.

The only medication I am on is generic Lamisil (Terbinafine) 200 mg for a nail fungus. Liver panel came back fine, so will continue on it for the three month duration ending mid-December.

08/26/11 *****Discontinued Thyroid Medication*****

(Range: TSH 0.40 - 4.50 // Free T4 0.8 - 1.8 )

10/06/11 TSH 2.97 -- Free T4 1.0

10/28/11 TSH 1.71
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