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Low cortisol levels, now what?

I have been dealing with symtoms (symptoms) of adrenal insufficiency for quite some time, extreme fatigue, irritability, muscle aches..... Finally, I convinced a friend of mine who is a nurse practitioner to check cortisol level.  First level was 1.0, and the repeat check was 2.9.  Incidentally, first set of labs had a low T4, and second set of labs had a normal T4, but low T3uptake, could this be related in any way?  TSHAny suggestions on what I should do next. Should I try to get in with an endocrinologist, and if so, does anyone have any recommendations on good endocrinologist in Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh area?  Please help!
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You should also check ACTH to get the entire loop (cortisol and ACTH work together) and sodium and potassium as those with AI have sodium and K issues typically - a crisis is when Na drops and K spikes.

Try Alleghany Endocrinology Associates in Pittsburgh at Alleghany General Hospital. Or however you spell it...
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I have Addisions Disease which is primary you need to get into see an endocrinologist asap.   Below is a website you may find helpful it has alot of info on adrenal insufficency

http://www.**************.***

Christine
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Also on the T3 and T4 issue, sometimes people only need either T3 or T4 not both in order for their thyroid to function correctly, I would have your doc check all three levels.  By testing your free T3 and Free T4 along with you TSH levels that will give you a whole view on whats happening with your thyroid,

Christine
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