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My endocrinologist is not sensing a need to check my cortisol levels. I've been experiencing symptoms resembling Addison's Disease for quite some time. I'm noticing tachycardia over 100 bpm, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body temperature regulation problems, etc.

When I had low testosterone, the same logic was there in that they didn't want to test it. When it was tested finally after several months, the testosterone was low. Nobody believed me and my doctor was shocked.

I'm in the same general situation again, but endo dr. says thyroid levels would be abnormal if cortisol is abnormal. For that reason since my thyroid levels are normal, he won't test the cortisol and I believe it is going to slip under-the-radar because of that logic.


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replied March 10th, 2019
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Gland Disorders Answer A64865
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!
I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are not typical of Addison.
In Addison disease thyroid function tests are usually abnormal. However, if you have strong suspicion of Addison then go for morning serum cortisol.
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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