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I don't know what I have! But here are my test results.

Posted In: Endocrine conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 10, 2007
  • 07:56 PM

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Alright these are my test results, I'm 21 years old, the triiodothyronine section worries because its pretty much on the edge of being out of range.

I also took this test at around 2pm so my cortisol IS out of range according to the ADULT PM 3.1-16.7 right?


anything you guys can recommend for me? thank you veyr much


I also should let you guys know that I started gaining weight in my face and stomache because I took steroids that bodybuilders take. I took methyl 1 testosterone, dianabol, and some other one and also clomid, nolvadex, and letro for a post cycle therapy to take after a cycle of steroids. This was a really dumb mistake by me but ever since then my body has never been the same. I've been to 2 doctors so far but they keep thinking I'm crazy or something. I have been BONE SKINNy my whole life and would eat mcdonalds 3 times a day and still not gain a single pound. My parents are both just like that till this day but ever since I took those roids, my body has been really weird. I'm always tired, i take a lot of caffeine pills to keep myself going throughout the day. I gain weight so easily and my face has gotten so fat some ppl barely even recognize me. I gain weight ONLY in my face and stomach. my arms and legs are really skinny. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP.

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  • Ok, for starters you need to stop with the cafeeine- it is a stimulant that can royally screw up your metabolism and create anxiety and stress, which raises your cortisol. As for the steroids, sorry to say but they can permanently screw up your body. I know it's difficult being skinny but if you're healthy than that's more important. Have the cortisol test redone. Often stress can skew results (ESPECIALLY cortisol) but if the results are consistently abnormal than there is most likely a problem. As for the triiodothyronine, that is a thyroid related issue if not mistaken- have your entire thyroid panel redone. Are these all the tests you've had? You might want a testosterone level check, especially with your abuse of anabolic steroids. You might also want to post on an anabolic steroid message board and see if any users there have experienced symptoms similar to yours.
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  • Ok, for starters you need to stop with the cafeeine- it is a stimulant that can royally screw up your metabolism and create anxiety and stress, which raises your cortisol. As for the steroids, sorry to say but they can permanently screw up your body. I know it's difficult being skinny but if you're healthy than that's more important. Have the cortisol test redone. Often stress can skew results (ESPECIALLY cortisol) but if the results are consistently abnormal than there is most likely a problem. As for the triiodothyronine, that is a thyroid related issue if not mistaken- have your entire thyroid panel redone. Are these all the tests you've had? You might want a testosterone level check, especially with your abuse of anabolic steroids. You might also want to post on an anabolic steroid message board and see if any users there have experienced symptoms similar to yours.Doctors will NOT give me a cortisol test, I've been to 2 already and they keep thinking im a hypo and that I'm gaining weight in my face and stomach because I'm getting older so my metabolism is slowing down. The first doctor even told me he would be able to tell if i have excess cortisol in my system by just looking at me. Yes I've ran other tests like the testosterone level one. The steroid message boards think I have excess cortisol in my system as well, some think that its not out of range that much so its ok. I have no idea what to do.
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  • Did you stop with all the caffiene? Not trying to be rude, just pointing out that it CAN really affect your metabolism and cause other problems in excess consumption. If you need energy, try some of the RTD (Ready-To-Drink) protein drinks at health food stores or take a daily multivitamin. I'm a bit surprised your doctors won't give you a cortisol test. The metabolism does tend to slow around 21 so it's possible, but that seems like a cop-out excuse for the doctors NOT to do their job. Yeah, they can tell when there is a spike in cortisol- when someone has a thyroid disorder and cushings. But you're in a different category b/c you had the steroid issue. Can you go to a hospital as an out-patient and ask them for a complete blood count, and a cortisol test? SOMEONE has to do it. Go to a third doctor if necessairy and make up a story that you've been having elevated cortisol testings and need it rechecked or something like that. If you have insurance then there's no reason they won't do it. You might also want to ask for a Pititutiary test and a 24-hour urine test. Also, I think that excess caffiene can actually cause cortisol levels to spike.
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  • Did you stop with all the caffiene? Not trying to be rude, just pointing out that it CAN really affect your metabolism and cause other problems in excess consumption. If you need energy, try some of the RTD (Ready-To-Drink) protein drinks at health food stores or take a daily multivitamin. I'm a bit surprised your doctors won't give you a cortisol test. The metabolism does tend to slow around 21 so it's possible, but that seems like a cop-out excuse for the doctors NOT to do their job. Yeah, they can tell when there is a spike in cortisol- when someone has a thyroid disorder and cushings. But you're in a different category b/c you had the steroid issue. Can you go to a hospital as an out-patient and ask them for a complete blood count, and a cortisol test? SOMEONE has to do it. Go to a third doctor if necessairy and make up a story that you've been having elevated cortisol testings and need it rechecked or something like that. If you have insurance then there's no reason they won't do it. You might also want to ask for a Pititutiary test and a 24-hour urine test. Also, I think that excess caffiene can actually cause cortisol levels to spike.I have stopped any kind of caffeine from entering my body. I have started to take 3-4grams of vitamin C per day till I find another doctor because I hear that it lowers cortisol levels. I also found out I might have low testosterone which in return is making my cortisol levels higher. thanks guys
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  • Hi again. It may take a few days (or even a week or so) to flush out all the caffiene from your body. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Also keep in mind that some things may contain cafieene that you might not consider, such as tea and soda. The low testosterone issue could definately cause problems, you might want to go back to a doctor you already saw and ask them for a test. This way you can do something while waiting for an appointment with the new doctor. If the old doctor refuses then that's that, but if s/he does it then you will have the test results to bring to the new doctor.
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  • Get yourself to a good naturopath, Oriental Medical practitioner, homeopath...someone who can help get you back in balance. Your long term steroid use at such a young age has wrecked your system. You may benefit from a liver cleanse to release toxins accumulated in your liver.Also may be helpful to deal with addiction issues and/or therapy? What are your current symptoms? Tests may not be so accurate with your history of steroid use. Your symptoms are more important I think. Do you have a moon face? You mentioned puffiness, and a moon face is a sign of Cushings disease (can be caused by steroid use). Find an alternative approach to get you back in balance. I really think it would help you. Best wishesDOM
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  • I think you suffer from anxiety because your cortisol is high.Also, did u check food intolerance or IBS??
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