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I'm worried about my adrenal functioning. I've noticed a drop in blood pressure for a while with increased pulse rate for some time. Dizziness upon standing has been present as well as significant daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating as well as difficulty completing even light exercise routines such as walking for 20 minutes. I'm only 22 years old, but I have around 298 ng/dL testosterone in the morning when I had it checked, but also have some symptoms of cushing's syndrome and hypothyroidism I'm worried about as well as a pituitary microadenoma. Endocrinologist is being super unhelpful and making me wait 4-6 months between appointments as well as won't answer my questions I send him. What more can I possibly do?


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replied August 14th, 2018
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Gland Disorders Answer A64284
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This could be weakness due to anemia or it could addisonian disease.I would suggest you to have early morning serum cortisol and ACTH.If cortisol was low in presence of high ACTH then also go for TSH assay.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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