In 2008 the Endocrine Society published diagnostic guidelines for Cushing’s syndrome, wherein they recommended midnight salivary cortisol testing on two consecutive days as one possible initial screening tool.  A 2009 review concluded that late-night salivary cortisol testing is a suitable alternative to serum cortisol testing for diagnosing Cushing’s syndrome, reporting that both sensitivity and specificity exceeded ninety percent.  In 2010 Sakihara, et al ., evaluated the usefulness and accuracy of salivary, plasma, and urinary cortisol levels and determined salivary cortisol to be the “method of choice” for Cushing’s syndrome screening.  In 2008 Restituto, et al ., found early morning salivary cortisol to be “as good as serum” as an Addison’s disease screening technique.  In 2010 Bagcim et al ., determined that saliva melatonin levels “reflect those in serum at any time of the day” and are a reliable alternative to serum melatonin to study the pineal physiology in newborns.  A 2008 review article described saliva melatonin testing as a “practical and reliable method for field, clinical, and research trials”. 
Hey I’m 18 and have been lifting since I was in 7th grade and am now a senior. I’m interested In the dball cycle over the dianabol but have a few questions. The first question is do I need to take a test booster with it? Although it is recommended Ik if you mess with your body’s natural production at a young age it can screw up your production of it. My next question is about after you finish it. I’m seeing stuff about if the effects last and what I’m asking is if the dball effects of muscle growth wear off or do you lose the muscle you gained. What iv got from reading is if you just take the pills daily without test booster which is my option I’m really wanting to take, after my cycle runs out I won’t just lose muscle or stop growth will I? Thanks for you’re time and get back to me asap as I’m looking to order it soon
Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.