A few years ago I started to become ill with what looked like symptoms of underactive thyroid. The doctor did a blood test and said yes it is and gave me thyroxine. But since then and before I have had other symptoms come and go, frequently urination for a day or so, feeling very cold, back aches, headaches, no motivation, etc. A few months ago I bent over and my back went woosh and could hardly move for hours, terrible pain. Also found I had a fatty deposit lower back - called a back mouse. Now know this can be because of Cushings Disease, just as I also now know that pepole with adrenal fatigue or adrenal problems can have their back suddenly go much easier than another person can. I feel very poorly physically and mentally. A month or so ago I had an asthma attack - asthma is another illness which many say is caused by the adrenal glands not working right - I had to take steroids for six days, when I stopped taking them I went down hill with much worse back ache, I then took some painkillers and it got even worse! I have since found out that the steroids and the painkillers should not really be taken if you have adrenal fatigue type problems. Yet my research tells me that doctors might put me on steroids for life.
I wonder if this is a case of - a bit similar to thyroxine. If you need it then it helps you, but if you dont need it you get ill. Likewise if you need steroids they help you but if you dont need them or you stop taking them you get ill.
My doctor told me years ago to avoid steroids whenever possible as they can cause all sorts of problems. I often had to take them because I kept getting sinus infections. I never had a problem with them then.
My research tells me if it is not treated it gets worse and can lead to other problems.
Have ordered ashwagandha to balance the adrenal glands and see if that helps.
More research tells me that people with adrenal fatigue can lead to underactive thyroid so many this is what happened.