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I'm so sorry for not repling sooner; I just saw this. I am REALLY sorry that you're going through all of this!!! It is a long-lasting trial that feels like a life time, huh! Your faith WILL continue to get you through this! I know how hard it is as even though I know this, I always have to remind myself; try to give it to God and trust that He will lead you to the right Dr., recieve the correct diagnosis and treatment!
I don't like being sick and I really want my life back just like I know you do too! I know there is a reason why we go through these trials--James 1. If I hadn't gone through all of this then I don't know if I would TRUELY would understand how others feel.
When did you see the Endo.?? Do you remember what tests he/she ordered???? OH BEFORE I FORGET, DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU "IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD"!!!!!!! That makes me soooooo mad! So many are told that for years before they are finally correctly diagnosed. I was told that off and on many times. When I was working as a Nurse, many of the Dr.'s would say that about patients and most of the time, a few years later they where diagnosed with something that the Dr.'s had missed!!!!! So, NEVER except it, believe it and never stop fighting!!!
Do you have to have a referral to see a differant Dr. due to your insurance? If not---you go girl; find an endo, infections disease maybe, etc..... I'm sorry that you may have to go out of town; can you drive?

If you don't mind, what are all of your symptoms and when did they start? Do you remember anything, such as flu like sx or anything else right before or when this started?

Hang in there my friend and good for you for persuing this!!!!! Please write back and take care of you; hold on to your faith!!!
I saw my new osteopathic doc today and she's ordered lots of blood work. ACTH, DHEA, TSH, Free T3, Free T4, etc. I see her for results in 2 weeks. She wants to check out my pituitary and adrenals and pancreas, cholesterol, etc.

She doesn't seem to have a lot of faith in saliva tests as she hasn't seen any concrete info on its efficacy. That's a bit of a concern to me, but now that ive started, i'll go thru it and see what she finds.

The blood work will be pretty expensive expensive, but i'm hoping my brother will help me pay as my Canadian insurance will not cover elective service out of the province.

This new osteopathic doc doesn't put a lot of faith in my saliva test.

I saw her today for the follow-up and all the blood tests came back normal :(

Back to square one.

I've increased my glandular adrenal from 2/day to 3/day with 2 at breakfast and 1 at lunch.

Talk about frustration!!!!!

I'm at a loss for words right now as i'm fighting discouragmenet.

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