Not much interest in this thread, but I thought I would put in an update. Just another piece to puzzle.
Saliva Results from ZRT labs
DHEAS - 5.7 ng/ml (2-23)
Cortisol - ng/ml
Morning - 1.5 (3.7 - 9.5)
Noon - .4 (1.2 - 3)
Evening - .2 (.6 - 1.9)
Night - .3 (.4 - 1)
I guess no point in looking T, E, or thyroid until I get this sorted. What's funny is that I was worried the test wouldn't reflect how I normally felt. I felt pretty good the day I did the test. A week or so afterward I swore I had mono. I felt half dead. If my temperature wouldn't have been hovering just below 98 deg like it always is, I would have went to the doctor.
It somewhat satisfying to find something as significant as this to work on, but very frustrating that 2 GPs and 2 endos have wanted nothing to do with me. I don't have the strength (literally and figuratively) to try another Endo. It sure would be nice to get some HC while I sorted this out though.
Plan of attack is DHEA x 25mg x 2, Pregnenolone cream x 45mg per day to start, Ortho-Adapt, and the Biotest Rhodiola.
I'm also going to try a gastroenterologist to rule out any issues with my gut. I've been taking probiotics and digestive enzymes for awhile. Gut seems fine, but might as well rule it out along with any food allergies.
If I can get my cortisol numbers a bit more inline, I'm going to try a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. No point in going now, I'd never fall asleep.
I'll probably just test DHEA and serum morning cortisol in a month to verify any improvement, or lack thereof, I may be feeling.
A bit more info on my journey if anyone's interested.
It's been a pretty steady decline since then.