I stumbled across this forum while researching the possible cause of elevated cortisol blood work.
I'm at my wits end. I feel absolutely terrible. The doctors in my local surgery don't know what is wrong and I'm running out of ideas.
I was diagnosed with M.E/CFS and Fibromyalgia 12 years ago. It's been debilitating. I started experiencing new symptoms recently after years of ticking along. After exertion (eg. vacuuming the lounge or cleaning out the rabbits hutch) I would start to sweat, my heart would race and I would end up on the floor. This would happen maybe once a month. Now it happens much more frequently.
I am a single parent of a 4 year old. I spend the free time I have in bed and I struggle to manage a full day with my daughter. I am exhausted. I get headaches, suffer with pain (especially around my left kidney), I have bowel and bladder dysfunction. The list is endless. I can't go on like this, I'm only 25.
I'd really appreciate some help or advice please. I'm desperate to feel well.
9am Cortisol 629
Free T3 5.6
Free T4 10.4
All within the "normal" range. What I can't get my head around was my thyroid being "slightly overactive" and cortisol "slightly low" a few years ago.
Thank you for reading xx