Hi Everyone, I'm poised to do this. As it's more money, ;-( is it worth having this done? I'm convinced my adrenals must be pretty mediocre as I haven't had a good nights sleep since 1993, a lot of stress and trauma through my whole life . I always feel stressed I can't switch it off. I haven't been responding to treatment so I'm thinking adrenals. How do you order the test? I looked on Genova and you can't buy it online. Do I need a doctor to order this? Dr Skinner mentioned asking my GP to test, but they don't do they? When you get a report is it obvious if your function is poor? Will my GP take any notice of it?
In the meantime, what can I do to help myself? I only sleep from 3am to 7.30am, usually fall asleep around 8pm for an hour. I can't stop myself doing this, I mean I drop off sitting up! I sleep at the cinema, in the car (even a couple of times when driving) and last week at a very mellow folk gig, (small, seated audience, very embarrassing) Why can't I sleep at night at home in bed? I feel like I live on adrenaline at all times, I even wake up sweaty and stressed.
The days I have managed to get out and had exercise have no bearing on my sleep. Usually infact it's worse because my feet burn and hurt more, and my restless legs are even more jumpy.