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24 hr. adrenal saliva test
One of my doctors just ordered a 24 hr. adrenal saliva test (paying out of pocket, though).  She wasn't very clear if vitamins, meds, or supplements would have an effect on testing.  Do I stop taking them for the day?  None of them are life and death serious meds/supplements, so it's not a big deal.  I just didn't know if they could possibly alter results.  Also, I have a hard time resisting napping and didn't know if I should push myself through the day sans nap to get an accurate result.  Could napping effect cortisol measurements?
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Ask your doctor if you're not sure what you should or shouldn't take.

I think if you want a test to accurately reflect what it's supposed to, you do what you'd normally do.  If you nap when you feel like napping, nap.

Don't overcomplicate this...
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4939681 tn?1361302899
Thanks!  Overcomplicating things is my specialty;). Just frustrated when tests keep coming back "normal", but obviously something's wrong.
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I know...it is frustrating.  The process of elimination can be excruciating.  24-hour saliva test is supposed to be best for adrenals, so you'll know more after this.  Good luck with it.
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Hello, just curious if you got ur test results back and what they were like. I am doing a 24 hr salia test today for my adrenals, and I was wondering the same thing about napping. I work some days and can't nap, but on my days off I can't get through without one!!
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Oh and I am so tired I need to nap but am worried it will skew the results
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