I just got results back for a 4 point saliva cortisol test.
morning – 66.7 HIGH (range 6-42)
noon – 39.1 HIGH (range 2-11)
afternoon – 6 NORMAL (range 2-11)
evening – 3.3 NORMAL (range 1-8)
DHEAS (morning level) was 5.6nmol/L (ref range 2.5-25.0) which put me on the low end of normal
I don’t feel particularly stressed out, but have suffered from chronic pain (fibromyalgia) for 20+ years which obviously takes its tole on my body. I’ve been addressing mineral deficiencies for a few years now and take a range of supplements. Blood results indicate I may be in early hypothyroidism (currently seeing if introduction of iodine, selenium, folate & B12 improve that). But what else could I be missing?
What exactly do these results tell me? I’d expected if it was stress related all the values would be high.
Would appreciate any help on knowing where to next.
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