So as i have made the journey in the past few months regarding my well being and problems related to low T and other markers for hormonal health, i find very unambiguous and confusing information about Cortisol and adrenal fatigue.
I have read high Cortisol is bad, i have read low Cortisol is bad, i have heard middle range cortisol is bad. It’s difficult to soak in information about the same.
My cortisol is 18.28 (6.2-19.4) at 9 am(Straight after getting up) in only one measurement that i have tested. Now, what i understand is this is good as the cortisol peaks in the morning and a high morning level indicates good adrenal function.
I see information on the WWW of how high cortisol is a testosterone killer and a recipe for hormonal wreck and i have read the same for low Cortisol. The information about Adrenal fatigue is also confusing and difficult to take in my stride.
My DHEA-S, Progesterone are also strong (Mid-high Normal). Only things that were obviously wrong with my multiple blood work was low FT and highish E2. Adrenal fatigue evaluation is like a nightmare, i hear normal is not normal, high is not normal, low is not normal. There is no base for an accurate evaluation other than symptoms which correlate with T and E2 issues that i am facing.
Can someone elaborate how Cortisol works and what is bad or good?