Sadly, the medical profession do not acknowledge this condition but I am convinced there is something wrong with my adrenal gland.
A recent example was yesterday, got up, felt very tired but reasonably ok. I knew that I had a coffee date with a friend and didn't want to let them down, so kept going. Felt cold so put extra jumpers on, went for coffee, felt very hot but as the coffee went on, I could feel myself getting more tired until I knew that I needed to get home. Dashed to the car as by now I was freezing, drove home, staggered through the door, ignoring the 2dogs and crawled into bed, freezing and shivering and unable to really do anything for about 2hours. Eventually got up, put jumpers on, ate some food and started to feel better. This has happened quite frequently in the past 12 years, less so since I went on methotrexate but the feeling is gathering momentum. I have for over a decade taken steroids with only a few years gap. They make a real difference to my overall health but wondering if I have damaged the adrenal gland.
Anyone else had this type of episode? Sadly my rheumy is always at great pains to say he cannot treat my tiredness but this is more than tiredness.
Thank you for listening