Sorry to post my results again but having anxiety I am a little concerned. My results from Genova gave advice that my results could be linked to high psychological stress but on each result it did say on a list of possible causes, cushings disease. I didn't think too much of it at first but today I asked hubby to look up the symptoms and I matched a few. I have chronic fatigue, feel weak in my legs (GP has tested muscles and done bloods and says they aren't actually weak) and recently I have noticed my jawline looks puffy and when I smile my face looks chunky around the jawline and chin. I was stupid and googled photos of cushings face and scared myself as it looked similar to me, my hubby says it isn't but they had the fat under the chin and along jawline. I don't have stretch marks other than the ones on my lower tummy from having 3 very large babies lol! I don't have the fatty hump on my back, easy bruising etc..
I have attached my Genova results, I hope they can be seen but I will type them out
Sample 1 - 34.08 (7.45-32.56)
Sample 2 - 14.97 (2.76-11.31)
Sample 3 - 9.62 (1.38-7.45)
Sample 4 - 7.30 (0.83 - 3.86)
Sum of cortisol - 66.0
DHEA - 0.59
DHEA - cortisol ratio 0.019
I have been diagnosed hypothyroid, I was given thyroxine when my TSH was 9.28, FT4 15.76
I am on 75mg as of last week, latest results showed TSH had climbed back up from 2.6 to 5.7, hence the increase.
My symptoms for the last year have been constant chronic fatigue, weak thigh feelings some days, exhaustion, energy crashes I guess like people with CFS have which land me in bed for a day or 2, so if I do a day out or even if we have visitors I can land in bed with weakness and bad fatigue. THankfully crashes are less than they used to be but only because I pace myself and rest alot. The main symptom has been fatigue and energy crashes.
I suffer from anxiety and agoraphobia since being ill (I had them before after my brother attacked me 4 years ago but had overcome it until the fatigue and energy crashes hit). If I see my family (mother or sister) I suffer anxiety and afterwards crash for days which is horrible so I do think stress causes my crashes aswell as over exerting myself.
Recently I have gained some weight in my face, I have a puffy face along my jawline and when I smile just above jawline up towards my ear looks puffy. I look like I am storing nuts like a chipmunk lol! My husband says it's nothing but I worry it's cushings after doing a Google. I have terrified myself and been crying all morning.
My GP came to see me in November, he ran a ruck of tests and ruled out many things and he said it looked like it was the thyroid causing the energy issues. I am just so upset, daily I feel fatigued, weak, I stay home alot due to the fatigue and anxiety all of this has caused, brain fog and mentally I feel bogged down and low. My eyes always feel heavy and tired. My GP increased my thyroxine 2 weeks ago but he said if in 2 weeks I feel no better he wants to run more tests. He idd so many in November fbc, blood film, hba1c, random glucose, b12, folate, ferritin, nuclear antibodies, kidney and liver function tests..... All ok, (b12 477, ferritin 34 and I am supplementing. Ferritin always been low)
I am just worried why after a year I am still drained, fatigued, brain fogged... now i have terrified myself these cortisol results mean I have cushings and I have to have more tests. I am so exhausted and fatigued I feel so anxious that I can't put myself through much more. That's how exhausted I am. Mentally I feel bogged down, I have for the last year but more so recently. I am socially anxious, can't do appointments, agoraphobic..... I jsut feel mentally exhausted and physically too. I am depressed on top now aswell because at 37 I am so upset that my life is like this. I have 3 gorgeous children and a wonderful husband. We went through hell 4 years ago because of my extended family and I cut them out and life was good again then a year ago chronic fatigue hit and I haven't felt well since. I have to pace myself constantly, I rest alot and don't get out much again lately, I miss out on hubby taking the kids to badminton, the cinema etc.... I feel such a terrible mother. I am missing out on life If this fatigue would lift I could get out and get my life back but everytime I go out and push myself to try and behave like a 'normal' person to try and prove to myself I am not ill, well I pay for it in bed for days.
Sorry this got long. I have shut myself in my room this morning and sobbed to hubby. It's not often I talk and let out how awful I feel but mentally right now I feel battered. My GP suggesting more tests has scared me and now I am afraid I have cushings. I wish I never did the saliva test
Sorry I sound a fruit loop lol!