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high cortisol

Posted by katekite on June 5, 2002, at 20:58:59

So when are the corticotrophin releasing factor antagonist drugs coming out?

What other drugs inhibit cortisol production or release with the fewest side effects?

I just got my 24hr urine cortisol test back -- got 46 with normal being 2-34. Doc says normal for someone my age is around 10. Also was not badly stressed the day of the test or even within a week or so before, was off all my ADD drugs etc. My GP is going for a CT of my abdomen and referral to an endocrinologist, but I'm secretly worried this is just me and no cause -- I have very few cushenoid signs: I'm relatively skinny and not particularly hairy. And I know depressed people can have high cortisol... of course I'm not too depressed lately, but who knows. I thought high cortisol was only seen with really serious depression like with psychosis, or in elderly people with major depression -- does anyone know?

So what's everyone's take on cortisol and the chicken and egg thing with anxiety and depression. Definitely high cortisol is supposed to make you feel depressed -- isn't it odd I don't feel worse?

Have other people had cortisol checked and how high were they?

If no cause is found do I go on antidepressants to lower it despite not being clinically depressed and my history of ADs not actually working?





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