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Old 04-28-2010, 10:44 AM   #21
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I'm glad Donald caught that.

Yeah, with levels of cortisol that low, like GS said, you should be feeling like shit. It sounds like something went awry somewhere.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:51 PM   #22
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"Normal" cortisol rhythm. M is midnight, N is noon. There should be a graph on your test results with something very similar to this, with values added.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #23
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Ok thanks. I don't consume caffeine so I'll be good there. you are allowed to drink water that day right?
Yes. And...read the instructions for the specifics.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:31 PM   #24
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"Normal" cortisol rhythm. M is morning, N is night.
Shouldn't that read "M is midnight, N is noon," with cortisol peaking in early morning?
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:38 PM   #25
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My bad, you are right, posted it up too quickly. Apologies. Guess Steve and I both got it messed up...must be contagious. Edited to be correct now.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #26
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High cortisol in the morning and low in the evening is normal. The opposite is bad.
Yes. Cortisol in AM = rise in blood sugar so you can wake your ass up.

Hence people who have no energy in the AM, and more energy late PM are usually all messed up cortisol-cycle wise.
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My 14 yo son is cortisol dependent. I have to keep him on track with his cortef.
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Hey Dr, G, would taking a medication like "melioxicam" messs up my test results? It is a nonsteroidal anti-imflammatory that I was taking and had been on for about a month when I took that last cortisol test. I was on it to help w/my elbow tendonitis....
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:27 AM   #29
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I don't see anything about meloxicam that would affect your cortisol numbers, as it isn't a corticosteroid. Meloxicam for tendonitis seems like a bit of overkill, but that's JMO. You could have possibly developed the tendonitis from a general low level of cortisol (aka cortisone, the body's most powerful anti-inflammatory drug)...and fixing that issue would probably fix your tendonitis.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #30
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so I just got my diagnos-tech adrenal stress index test in the mail. It says not to eat chocolate, onions, carlic or cruciferous vegetables. I ate all of those things last time. All except the chocolate in large quantities (for the record, the last test I took did not say to avoid those things, I am not an idiot). Would that result in a really low cortisol reading and if so why?
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