question about 24-hr urine

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by karenq, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. karenq

    karenq New Member

    I have convinced my dr. to do a 24-hr urine as the next step in determining cortisol levels since my blood levels show up normal. Does anyone know if it is okay to take licorice during the 24 hours of the test? My doctor said the licorice did something which helped raised blood pressure, but would not actually raise cortisol levels.

    Has anyone else had low cortisol show up on the 24-hr urine? I am prepared to pay for the saliva test if I really need to, but am hoping that something will show up on this. Actually I did have low cortisol levels show up on the 24-hr urine about 5 years ago, but at that time I did not know one thing about low cortisol and how that was contributing to my problem.


    Thanks.
    Karen
  2. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    I had low levels of cortisol show up on a 24 hour urine test. From those results my doc decided to have me do the saliva testing for more specific info. Now I am taking DHEA and Cortef, under his supervision.

    Barbara