What does an increased Cortisol level mean...Help!

  1. I don't know if this is the forum for this question, but cananyone help to explain this to me?
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  3. by   Cobweb
    Here is a good site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/003693.htm

    and here is a related thread: http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/eleva...ean-87944.html

    Hope that helps!

    Funny you should mention this because just this week, after 10 years of being treated for lupus they decided I don't have it and now they are looking at Cushing's Syndrome, which is why I was researching cortisol as you wrote this, lol
    Last edit by Cobweb on Aug 25, '07
  4. by   sharona97
    Thanks Cobweb,

    That is exactly what we are trying to R/O. Cushings Syndrome! Awesome comment.