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PDXROLLSROYCE
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Endocrinologist

Friday, October 14, 2011

So that was a bust... he said that I could take all the vitamin d I wanted to and it wouldn't make a difference in my fatigue levels. In reviewing my blood work from my primary care doctor he said everything looked normal except my cortisol levels. He said they were just slightly low and by slightly he meant 0.5 off of the normal. He listened to my breathing, checked my thyroid by touch, felt around my belly and then took my blood pressure laying down and after standing up. He said that my blood pressure drops when I stand up but its borderline to being at a point where I'd feel light headed.

The plan: An appointment to get blood drawn after fasting, then being injected with cotrosyn (a synthetic cortisol) and then blood draws at 30 min and 60 minutes after the injection... I am not looking forward to that... I don't do well with blood draws and don't do well with being injected with anything... but... we'll see...

He said a better diet and more exercise might be the problem. *sigh*
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  • v *AMBER512
    Sounds like one of the first doctor appointments I had. Not too many answers. Hope the fasting blood test helps more!
    1715 days ago
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