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Possible Adrenal Fatigue or Cancer Indicators?
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Possible Adrenal Fatigue or Cancer Indicators?

What Variations are typical in Adrenal Fatigue?
Do signs look like continuing HYPO (or other "Thyroid Issues"?)

*EXTREME* Fatigue, inability to "handle stress", just "beat down" feeling.

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Medications:
100mcg of Cytomel
30mg of Adderal XR ( for hyper somnolence/brain fog) take in the a.m.
Cytomel 50mcg when I  wake and 50mcg after lunch.
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Temp Testing:.

Day 1:
11:27 am temp 97.5
2:30 pm temp 98.9
8:30 pm temp 97.7

Day 2:
2:36 pm temp 98.8
5:57 pm temp 98.8

Day 3
8:30 am temp 96.7
11:30 am temp 97.7
2:30 pm temp 98.1

*NOTE--All Temps taken with minimal activity (ie. Computer/sitting in chair based work).
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From June to August I put on 26-lbs---no external reason--ie. not eating more, etc.


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Cortisol was a 4.4 (2:30pm.)---(scale 8-19 before 4 p.m.).**
**I'm under *EXTREME STRESS* (unemployed, financial problems associated with,. I thought Cortisol is supposed to SKYROCKET during times of "extreme stress"?).  
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"Comprehensive Thyroglobulin"
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibodies is     Positive" 1.7 (range > or = 1.0 Positive).
My Thyroglobulin (TG-RIA) is         2.1ng/ml (0-33 scale)
Percent Thyroglobulin Recovery     89%  (Range All Ages 85-115).
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FREE Thyroxine
Thyroxine (T-4) Serum    1.1 ug/dl    Adults 4.2-13.0
Free Thyroxine               0.50 ug/dl    Adults .89-1.76
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Testosterone:
Serum (Total)             343 ng/dl     (ref range 350-1050)
Percent free by Dialysis     1.2%          (ref range  1.5-3.2)
Free Testosterone, Serum     41 pg/ml     (ref range 52-280)
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Metabolic Profile
The "odd" thing is the number were either on the "Low end" or "high end"
(ie. seemed to fall at extremes).

ie.
Sodium--- 139 nmol/L          (Ref Range 136-145).
Glucose, Serum---105 mg.dl    (Ref Range 74-106)
Creatine--.9mg/dl        (Ref Range .9-1.3)


AST (SGOT) is 22 U/L                  (Ref Range 15-40)
ALT (SGPT) is 51 U/L---- "HIGH"    (Ref Range 10-40)
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Calcitonin, ICMA is     14    (REF Range 0-8.4)
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I don't support the concept of "adrenal fatigue"

Would see an endocrinologist for an adrenal evaluation.

The 100mcg dose of cytomel is likely excessive and can cause heart-overstimulation and damage.

You need a medical evaluation by an endocrinologist before the treatment becomes worse than the disease.
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And almost like "clock work"---I'll wake in the middle of the night (not every single night)..but almost----and it will be around 2a.m. (will stay awake for 2-3 hours).

Thus I guess that's related to the Cortisol?!?!
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