... I've been reading all the information on people who suffer with 'spaciness' or brain fog and decided to register so I could get in on the discussion. Here's my story. ... (15 replies)
... m. The herbs that seem most effective on me are all shown in the literature to exert changes on the endocrine system, cortisol, DHEA, hormones, the HPA axis, the pituitary gland, the thyroid. ... (3 replies)
... The cytomel helps with my body temp but not much with all other symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, weakness, adapting to stress. Are there any side effects to taking cortef? ... (0 replies)
... improved my diet and that helped the hypoglycemic symptoms and also the tingling has stopped. The symptoms that still persist mainly are the cold hands and feet, brain fog, low body temperature, headaches and fatigue. ... (0 replies)
... After the birth of my first child I started losing weight rapidly despite trying to gain, feeling very fatigued, brain fog, and having muscle aches. Doctor ran some labs and found my TSH was 11. I was given .25 of Synthroid and my TSH eventually returned to a normal level of 1. ... (6 replies)
A friend went to see an endo (a pituitary expert) with symptoms listed below. His base cortisol, taken at 8 am, was 6 ug/dl pre injection (he never got the ACTH test). The endo told him that everything was normal, and did not warrant further testing. However the cortisol seems oddly low and then there are the symptoms listed below.
* Light headedness when standing up... (0 replies)
... and then even cream to bypass the liver. Same result every time. Increases brain fog and cognitive dysfunction massively is the main problem. Gives slight liver ache. ... (20 replies)
... You may be suffering from yeast/fungus infection in your intestines. This often happens after repeated antibiotic use and hydrocortisone promotes the growth of fungus as well. The solution is to go on a zero sugar diet for at least 2 months, and get a prescription for an antifungal called Nystatin. You must take the pills, not the liquid (which contains a lot of sugar) and... (20 replies)
... I just want you to know how helpful your post is Shelbe. :) I'll be seeing a new doc next week and i'll ask for this test. I am hypo too and have the same symptoms as you. I'm also encouraged to hear that after only 2 weeks you were feeling so much better. Did the doc start you on 20 mg? and do you take it all at once in the morning or in split doses? Thanks again! (8 replies)
... er that and then again after 30 minutes. So my blood was drawn 3 times. I received my results 5 days later and my ACTH level came back high. This indicated my pituitary was working extra hard to get my adrenals to produce cortisol. ... (8 replies)
... I have included how I think each question is related to hormones. Remember a single test can be normal but all hormones are pulsed so one test isnt diagnostic of anything. Of course each symptom can also be related to other disease activity so one or two aren't particularly diagnostic either. Many together start to make the pattern more clear.
1. Do you wake up in the... (8 replies)
... with the change in dosage. It felt like I had a stroke because I had such a hard time remembering things, keeping the train of thought, and I felt as if I had a brain fog for days. They have since upped me to . ... (8 replies)
... I think he should have an insulin induced hypoglycemia test to verifiy that his pituitary is actually working properly, perhaps he has other undiscovered hormone problems. ... (8 replies)
... possibly a tumor, or perhaps your pituitary is simply malfunctioning and shutting down. ... (19 replies)
... Symptoms of low E2, low libido, brain fog, erectile dysfunction, dry skin. ... (5 replies)
... ave been dx'd with adrenal "burnout" or adrenal failure as my doc calls it. He says I don't have Addison's because I don't have adrenal antibodies. Dr. says it's pituitary related. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Chris:
Thank you so much for replying to me, I really appreciate it.
I haven't had an ACTH stim test done yet. I'm considering asking my doctor for one. I thought they were done only through an Endo but I noticed that you say Osteopaths do them as well.
I've read "Adrenal Fatigue" and I did the Scorecard Matrix by Dr. Rind. Looking at symptoms, I weigh heavily... (2 replies)
... Thank you for your responses and help. I have had my thyroid checked numerous times and it's just fine. I had an MRI on my brain and my pituitary looked ok. We're still not sure what caused my adrenal problems. My doctor just recently tested to see if it is an autoimmune problem. ... (7 replies)
... Brain fog is a symptom of Addison's disease for some people. Do you have primary or secondary Addison's and how was it diagnosed? ... (15 replies)