I have been submitting questions on this site for about a month. Three times in my life, I have gained a massive amount of weight, and finally got some testing done, but was told my someone on this site, that I need more testing. They tested me for cortisol, but only did the urine test. Anyway, here are my results, and I have NO IDEA what they mean, and, of course, my doctor went on ANOTHER leave of absence. I am looking for another doctor (I believe I was told to find a neuroendocrinologist, which I'm doing). My iron is very high, and I read that it can cause cihrrosis (sp?), and I already have Hep C!!! This scares me. Anyway, here goes, any response would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
I have mild periorbital edema, but no moon facies or facial plethora.
I do have mild dorsocervical fat pad and supraclavicular fullness.
My thyroid gland is mildly enlarged with the left side being slightly greater.
TSH is 5.14.
Iron studies consistent with hemochromatosis with an iron level at 248, total iron binding capability of 482 and percent saturation of 51%.
AST is 58, alkaline phosphatase of 122, ALT of 48, electrolytes were with reference range.
Creatinine was 0.9.
Random glucose was 181.
Well, that's it so far, and I don't know what any of this means, but I'm kind of worried. My cortisol levels were LOW, they thought they would be high.