Daleboy Today, 09:56 PM
This is a long shot but im desperate. Im a 37 year old male who suffered from acute asthma as a young child. For approx 2 years (ages 4-6) i was injected with weekly doses of 'Synacthen' and then inhaled steriods there after. My growth was suppressed and am still small now. However my main concern is my mental health and just never felt right in myself. Ive been reading about secondary adrenal insufficiancy which would make sence. However my morning cortisol level came back within tolerance. Was anyone else misdiagnosed because of this? I paid out for private saliva test (4 tests at different times of the day). This came back suggesting adrenal deficiency however my GP or Endocrinologist wernt interested with my american produced private results. I find it ironic that the very drug i was given all those years ago which could of caused my long term health issues is the same drug they use to do a 'one off' acth test. Is there anyone else ever been medicated long term with synacthen? Ive not found one so far and starting to feel very unique and isolated. Id be grateful for any feedback or support, especially something i could show a medical professional. My deppression is now severe on top of feeling irritable, brain fog, unable to relax, cognitive/learning/memory issues, constant back stiffness and pain, drained/fatigued, and just dont feel present or living. Im sure theres other symptoms too. Any responce would be appriciated. Thankyou.