Any ideas, people?
After years of saying to anyone who would listen that I thought there was more going on than just being hypothyroid, I saw Dr O and he suggested Adrenal Fatigue.
When my saliva test results came back from Genova instead of low cortisol its high - in fact about twice the top of the reference range (and nearly 3 times the midpoint) for all four readings. DHEA is bang in the middle of the reference range, but obviously the DHEA/Cortisol ratio is out.
I have always been moderately anxious, although I have learned to manage my anxiety for the most part, and I have a long history of depression, although that too is much better in recent years. I am ALWAYS tired and lacking energy (but limit caffeine stirictly), sleep badly, crave sugar, am always tense around the neck and shoulders. I used never to catch bugs, but this year have had proper flu and am now on my second cold in a month.
Its another six weeks before I see the good doc again. He's sent me the usual information about diet and lifestyle, but in general (with the exception of the sugar) my diet is pretty good and my lifestyle isn't too bad either. No steriods, drugs or excessive alcohol (what's excessive? - I might have actually hit 20 units on holiday, but usually its less than half that).
I think I had rather pinned my hopes on the AF being the answer, but now I am wondering!
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