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I went to my doctor a couple months ago suspecting that I had either hypothyroidism, an adrenal problem, or anemia. After a few tests, we found that my TSH is great (1.0), I believe it was a hemoglobin test that ruled out anemia, and he wasn't interested in any adrenal consideration. A CT scan was done on my brain and it came out fine. He's now set me up for an appointment with a neurologist in August, but I have a hard time believing that's the best specialist for me to see. I strongly feel like there's a hormonal issue going on.

Here are my symptoms:
Fatigue (constantly)
Loss of appetite
Acne (on my back, never had it there before)
Cold extremeties
Depression and anxiety (had it before, but worsened)
Weakness
Palpitations
Low blood pressure (usually between 85/60 and 100/70, but can be higher)
Light-headedness upon standing
Light-headedness after periods of standing (randomly, although happens often when it's hot)
Daily headaches (always after napping but otherwise no other apparent cause)
Dry skin
Hair loss
Memory loss/brain fog
Decreased libido
Shakiness
Frequent UTIs
Nipples have recently turned brown in the center?

(Sorry for the seemingly long list, just wanted to make sure I covered everything!)

Because headaches were my main symptom, that's what my doctor was focusing on. He did start me on an antidepressant which I recently found out is also a migraine preventative. My headaches have mostly gone away, but now they do sometimes only accompany the light-headedness. Now it's the light-headed feeling that bothers me most.

I am also fairly certain that I had postpartum thyroiditis a couple years ago but had no insurance to see a doctor for confirmation. That's fine now though.

So am I crazy in thinking this could be adrenal related? Is there anything else that could follow these symptoms? Thanks!





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