Hello, this is my first post. Hope I'm in the right location.
I have recently been diagnosed with a low cortisol.
8am was 6.1 and by 10:30 it had dropped to 1.4
Next week I will have a Cosyntropin test done via IM injection.
Thyroidectomy due to Hashimoto's and large nodules in Lymph nodes. (was thought to be Cancer but found benign)
Hysterectomy (leaving Right Ovary only) due to Endometriosis and Fibriods
Ehrlichiosis (recent past infection) thought to have contracted in 2006.
September I had surgery and acquired bilateral aspiration pneumonia.
There is a lot more but probably not all that relevant at this time.
Ever since having pneumonia I have felt horrible! Weak, exhausted, muscle cramps/spasms, joint pains, headaches.
Now my teeth seem to be falling apart. I have 2 teeth that have chipped in the past month. Today a totally different tooth completely FELL OFF. Furthest molar back on the right side. This tooth had a previous root canal and crown. Today I puckered up (making kissy sounds) at my nephew it popped right off in my mouth. All that is left is a caved in hole with the outer shell of the tooth attached to my gums. I go to the dentist in the AM. (Probably have to extract what is left) This is very disheartening.
Do I tell the dentist about the cortisol?
I have read that sickness, pain, dental work and such can make the cortisol problem worse.
I don't think I can afford to lose anymore. I'm soooo tired as it is.
What are your opinions? Thank you for all that read and post.
I will be lurking the site further this evening. : )
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