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Hey lovely ladies (and any men out there)
Me again! Well I finally got to see an endocrinologist last week. He was actually really nice & didn’t fob me off as I feared he may. He confirmed I have Cushing’s syndrome & as suspected believes it was all steroid related. He has put me on a reduction plan for the steroids & ordered a load of labs & ct scan of adrenals just to be sure. This is where I need your help. He said he was going to do a blood test to check my pituitary gland (then a ct to check my adrenals), to make sure (for peace of mind) that it’s definitely steroid induced Cushing’s & not pituitary or adrenal gland related. Well today the labs have come back & a lot are showing as abnormal- including the pituitary blood test. Is there anyone out there who knows about Cushing’s blood tests & can help me interpret them (I’ve googled myself & that’s just spooked me lol!)
My levels are as follows
Serum prolactin- 601 mu/L
DHEAS - 0.2 umol/L
Serum testosterone- 0.1 nmol/L
Non HDL Cholesterol- 4.73 mmol/L
Serum cholesterol- 7.8 mmol/L
Serum tryglycerides - 2.9 mmol/L
Serum LDL cholesterol- 3.4 mmol/L
These are the ones that have been flagged up as abnormal online, others don’t have any flags so assuming normal. My FSH was 8.9 so think that’s normal ish. Still waiting on my fbc which checks how my Humira is working (for my crohns).
If anyone here has any experiences with these bloods as they’re all new to me (I know all about stomach related blood tests & can read all sorts of those labs!) then I’d really appreciate the input. I’m not due to see my endio for another 5 weeks so may go stir crazy by then!
Thanks in advance ladies as always xxx
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