My main issues right now is this debilitating fatigue, and general weakness, both mental and physical. I get tired from just thinking (or remembering even, processing info, etc) from taking my Dog out for a walk, from reading a few sentences, doing easy, basic mundane daily tasks. It’s like this constant, continuous feeling of exhaustion. And it’s quickly become unbearable. Unrefreshing sleeps, napping through the day, to no avail!! and like every 10-20 seconds I’m complaining of fatigue, and it feels awful, undescribeably terrible. I also have no stress response left... like, stressful situations tire me WAY too much, I just can’t stand them, and can’t seem to handle stress or anxiety anymore...or I will feel even more tired. and I try to avoid all stressors because of this...it’s so odd because I used to handle stress just fine, but now I just can’t, it’s impossible to... I’m basically tired 24/7 no matter how much sleep I get during the day also. And every 10 seconds, the fatigue sets in again...I’m constantly in bed, but even that gets me tired. Reading is the worst anymore. I just get so so so tired even reading, or just doing the most basic of things!!! what is even wrong with me?? Also, my concentration and memory are terrible...I have virtually no attention span left...But just the weakness, mental fatigue, and exhaustion for no reason. And when I got stressed at work last week, I was so tired I barely could get out of bed for 2 days straight, after that one shift, that’s how sensitive I’ve become...A shift like that I would normally handle it just fine... but now, just no tolerance to that kind of stress anymore, I’m basically so so so crippled and fragile, which is so weird and odd and awkward how a person can become so fragile, like this just from “stressing too much” sometimes before? Really don’t get it why this would happen...I’m a young guy and should be able to handle stress etc just fine but I’ve become decapacitated.. it’s embarrassing and SO annoying, really... And I need help ASAP because I cannot live like this anymore it is unecceptable. It’s been getting worse like this over like 3-4 months, but the last couple of weeks have been an all time low, some sort of substance is depleted and unless I quickly restore it I’ll be in the dumps for ever...it’s like my body is just not able to carry me through anymore. It’s been a misery...
I tested for thyroid and TSH was fine, but T4 and T3 were very low, so because I couldn’t handle it all anymore, I had to ask around and self medicate for that, not realizing that it could’ve very well have been my taxed, fragile, abused adrenals that were causing the T4 and T3 to be so low... so basically,
I’m currently on 50mg of T4 and 25mcg of T3 Synthroid, it’s helped my symptoms a lot, but only by a bit, like when I take them I’m OK and not AS sick and tired, but I still very well am exausted, and very very tired, which just leads me to believe that it’s just the Adrenals that are and have been causing this all along...and that over time of them being “weak”, they have brought down the Thyroid now as well... (the thing too, is that my Cortisol used to be fine, but the last test it actually came back LOW. Surprise surprise, And low Cortisol indicates Stage 3 Adrenal Fatigue...) and not the other way around, and so now I’m medicating the wrong things because Adrenals needed to be healed first... so now I’m kinda Paranoid that yeah, maybe I should’ve started with a different approach... but hopefully that should be fine, and once Adrenals are fixed or should all be ok? I’m already on the thyroid stuff, and if I miss a dose I go back to feeling as crappy as I did before I started them, so just leave that for now since it’s helping, hopefully things will adjust... just wouldn’t want to hurt things further or anything, I’ve been reading lots on this and lots of ppl are saying that it’s NOT a solution to be healing Thyroid when Adrenals aren’t healthy (which mine aren’t according to the Cortisol test...) but I just hope I can manage like this until I get the hydrocortisone I need it so so bad. Idk what destroyed my Adrenals, but it did, and I don’t have many options anymore... (tried it all) and I just don’t know what it could be other than Adrenals that is causing all this fatigue... it has to be that, but getting hydrocortisone prescribed is impossible, so my question was what other methods could I try to heal the Adrenals without it for now? I know I need it because my symptoms are so bad and debilitating, that nothing could help me at this point anymore. I mean it is all gone so downhill within the last couple of weeks, just all pummeled down. Yes I was overusing my brain both at work and at home, but that’s how life is, and now replacement is my only solution. I just wanted lastly to know of any possible miraculous Adrenal Cortex/Glandular supplements that have fast shipping that I could try since isocort was discontinued sadly :,( I’ve tried health supplement stores in my city but the best I could get was Thorne Cortex (not even the Adrenal one) and it hasn’t helped at all... must be that 30mg is too low, I’m also already taking a B complex, Vitamin C, Adrenal and thyroid Support complex (adaptogens and vitamins), multivitamin, ginseng, iodine, and selenium, and these things have NOT helped at all. I’m starting to lose hope in everything except for HC. Don’t care how long I have to take it for, as long as I’m healed my symptoms are very similar to someone with Addison’s at this point, and that’s reflected in Cortisol...im just very very fragile and nothing I do seems to be able to save me from the dumps anymore.
P.S my AM Cortisol was (120 Range:135-537)