Try looking for a functional medical doctor, not an endo. You can find a good list on thyroid websites...search 'patient recommended thyroid doctors'. I know you aren't talking about thyroid, but those doctors tend to test many different hormones (and vitamin levels) and treat the body as a whole, not just the current symptom.
Thanks for your advice. I will definitely look into it.
Just FYI cortisol is supposed to drop like that. It is normal. It wakes you up in the morning puts you to bed at night. I would look for another issue.
This is the alert that I received from the lab so I am at a loss.
"Walk-In Lab has reviewed the results from your recent lab tests and
would like to notify you that some of your results are out-of-normal range.
We recommend that you seek medical advice for your results by contacting a physician."
However I will call the lab to get more details. I have taken the advice of the other poster and have an appointment with an functional medical doctor in three weeks. If the results are in fact ok, I still feel awful and need to get to bottom of this. Thanks for your reply.
I hope you get answers soon! I understand how frustrating it is to not at least know *why* you feel so bad!
In case you don't already, get copies of all your lab results. You may notice a trend when the doctors don't...especially if you have to change doctors :)
The conventional doc may not accept tests you did not your own.,,
The elevation of the cortisol at night (I failed to look at the ranges, but overall you have a pretty normal rhythm) can indicate Cushing's. I had highs at night when I had it.
You will need an endo. I hope you find a good one!