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I've basically been ill for about 4 years now. I mainly had IBS problems (very painful diarrhea and bloating daily). Over the past few months I've just about sorted out my IBS problems by cutting out sugar, high GI carbs, yeast, milk but my other symptoms are getting worse!! My fatigue is overwhelming, I don't know how long I can continue work for.

I read about adrenal fatigue and decided to do a saliva test. I got the results a couple of weeks ago that showed I had lower cortisol levels than the reference range from morning til night. I showed this to my GP who did some blood tests and all came back normal. I don't understand how one test can show low cortisol and one shows normal levels? My serium cortisol levels were 494 nmol/l at 11.30 am and the reference range was 140-690. Do I ignore my saliva test? this is what my doctor is doing!

Here are my symptoms:
- Constant fatigue even after lots of sleep
- Daily headaches
- Daily nausea
- Feeling faint when standing
- Dry skin
- Losing hair on scalp
- Muscle pains, mainly back, neck and legs.
- Always cold or overheating (but even when I feel like I'm hot my body temperature is never above 36.5 degrees celcius)
- Haven't had a period in 3 months
- Hands and feet are either white and numb or really red and clammy.
- Very dark bags under eyes
- Eyes dry and red
- Blood pressure ranges from 88/55 to 94/68 at home but is always alot higher at the doctors because I get very nervous
- Been waking up with lower abdomen pain when I need to urinate... very odd.

I'm sorry for posting here as I realise this probably isn't addisons but I'm wondering if you think it is adrenal realated? I've had thyroid tests (TSH last week and free T4 a year ago) that have come back normal. I don't want to accept a Chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis because I know something is wrong, I just don't think they've done the right tests :(
[QUOTE=sochar;4202084]I've basically been ill for about 4 years now. I mainly had IBS problems (very painful diarrhea and bloating daily). Over the past few months I've just about sorted out my IBS problems by cutting out sugar, high GI carbs, yeast, milk but my other symptoms are getting worse!! My fatigue is overwhelming, I don't know how long I can continue work for.

I read about adrenal fatigue and decided to do a saliva test. I got the results a couple of weeks ago that showed I had lower cortisol levels than the reference range from morning til night. I showed this to my GP who did some blood tests and all came back normal. I don't understand how one test can show low cortisol and one shows normal levels? My serium cortisol levels were 494 nmol/l at 11.30 am and the reference range was 140-690. Do I ignore my saliva test? this is what my doctor is doing!

Here are my symptoms:
- Constant fatigue even after lots of sleep
- Daily headaches
- Daily nausea
- Feeling faint when standing
- Dry skin
- Losing hair on scalp
- Muscle pains, mainly back, neck and legs.
- Always cold or overheating (but even when I feel like I'm hot my body temperature is never above 36.5 degrees celcius)
- Haven't had a period in 3 months
- Hands and feet are either white and numb or really red and clammy.
- Very dark bags under eyes
- Eyes dry and red
- Blood pressure ranges from 88/55 to 94/68 at home but is always alot higher at the doctors because I get very nervous
- Been waking up with lower abdomen pain when I need to urinate... very odd.

I'm sorry for posting here as I realise this probably isn't addisons but I'm wondering if you think it is adrenal realated? I've had thyroid tests (TSH last week and free T4 a year ago) that have come back normal. I don't want to accept a Chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis because I know something is wrong, I just don't think they've done the right tests :([/QUOTE]


I get the same thing and I supposedly have CFS...but you are sick...same cure fore everything though...light-medium exercise, very healthy diet, give up all stimulants, and get good rest...and take the right supplements...not realy a cure, but these things will help most conditions.





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