I had high cortisol levels due to a condition called Cushing's Syndrome. My pituitary gland had a smallish tumor that caused my adrenal glands to produce too much. Symptoms included fatigue, rapid weight gain in certain areas, high blood pressure, etc. I had surgery to remove the tumor.
Originally Posted by beepbeep
However, at this point my cortisol levels are too low, reflecting adrenal exhaustion because of years of over production.
The reason I mentioned the 24-hour urine test is that your cortisol levels typically change throughout the day.