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Profile: Male, 82 year sold Health: Excellent (until 5

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Profile: Male, 82 year sold
Health: Excellent (until 5 months ago)
Statue: Very active, non-drinker, haven't smoked in 41 years.
Symptoms: Sudden loss of energy, Flu like symptons w/o nasal congestion, pain and stiffness in my muscles and joints, swollen sore gums, dry coughing, increased appetite & weight gain, swollen stomach. My torestal is 1400.
Tests: CAT Scan, UltraSound, X-Rays, EKG, Echo, Heart Screen & numerous blood test.
Except for the torestal nothing showed up.
Please help!
Lyn Cochran ***@******.***
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 18 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 18 days ago.

normal cortisol levels range from about 10 to 20 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl) in the early morning (within one hour of the usual time of awakening), from 3 to 10 ug/dl at 4 PM

you need more endocrine testing of your cortisol and ACTH levels and pituitary hormones

if your pituitary gland is making too much ACTH which could be causing your adrenal glands making too much cortisol which could cause you to gain weight and have increased appetite and muscle pains.