Hi everyone, Just been reading an article in the Daily Mail online about Adrenal insufficiency, I recently had a 9am cortisol test and the parameters are from 137 units to 420 units. I returned 228, somewhat on the low side. Also as I have a low libido I asked for testostorone patches. No way said my gp you are within parameters. Do u have to be zero before they do anything. There were several cases in the mail article, one was a thirty something multitasking woman in a loving relationship with a good high powered job nothing to worry about and she feels depressed as hell worried with a virtually non existent libido. Her gp prescribes prozac etc and they have no effect which apparently happens if you are low in adrenals, the pills do not work. Prozac et al did not work for me either. The other symptom is the inability to relax and you cant relax in bed so take ages to go to sleep. All these symptoms plus others fit me to a tee. Apparently this can be caused by prolonged stress and guess what, all these multitasking ladies have high powered stressful careers. In my case the stress started when we moved from Kent to take over a newsagents on the south coast which through no fault of ours failed inside 7 years, then the Wifes Mother got extremely ill, she recovered eventually and my spouse went to help her get back on her feet for six weeks or so at the request of her Brother who lives 300 miles away so he could go back home to work. 18 Months later I had a near breakdown and got Sarah back to Eastbourne. Paul then took Mum back to Cumbria. Then my Dad died, a few weeks before the funeral our sons wife died from an epileptic fit. If this was not bad enough his Daughter in the last year developed epilepsy.
Enough stress dont u think. Oh I forgot to say in 2010 I was diagnosed with HOCM (Cardiomyopathy), I had previously developed sleep apnea treated ok with cpap machine and have since had a pacemaker & the AV node ablation. I have recently been told I have type 2 diabetes and have for some few years exhibited all the symptoms of Hashimotos Thyroiditus ranging from hyper to hypo active and back over a period of 6/7 weeks. LOL I also suffer from IBS and have an umbilical hernia. Has anybody Male or Female got the same symptoms. If so can u advise me of any natural remedies or medications that I can purchase from Amazon or elsewhere that will not interfere with my Meds.
I take Adcal D3 twice a day, 1x Nebivolol, Apixaban twice a day, 2 metformins 2 omeprazoles, 1 Atorvastatin, Fybogel b4 my breakfast and mebeverine tabs b4 each meal. I have to take Zopiclone to relax me enough to get to sleep at night.
Help Gals and or Guys, I need my life back.