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Why am I still exhausted after 4 yrs of "help"?

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 3:03pm
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I don't even know how to explain this in a short, concise email! It's been 4 yrs of exhaustion. 2 yrs ago, I was even bed-ridden over the weekend. THe part that saddens me is that I'm only 37 yrs old. I do have some energy back but nothing that I used to or that someone my age typically does. I don't sleep 8-9 hrs like I used to. I'm on thyroid meds for hypothy., take sublingual progesterone and testosterone and natural adrenal support..yet, my T4 and T3 are still low (even taking 270mg of porcine thyroid and 25mcg of levothyroine). I eat very well and am off gluten for the most part. I had a biopspy to test for celiac and it was negative. I exercise 5x per week. I don't know where else to turn. I'm planning to be married within 6 mo and am desperately wanting my life and health back before starting the new chapter of life. I VERY much appreciate ANY help you can give me or a direction of someone who can. Thank you for what you do!!!

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I am hear the frustration in your message and can appreciate how you are feeling. I feel at a lose because if physicians have not been able to make a diagnosis, how can I.

Have you had any diagnostic testing for adrenal insufficiency?
Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones that are essential to life. The medical term adrenal insufficiency, or Addison's disease, refers to inadequate production of one or more of these hormones as a result of an underlying disease.

Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include:
Body aches
Unexplained weight loss
Low blood pressure
Loss of body hair

Adrenal insufficiency can be diagnosed by blood tests and special stimulation tests that show inadequate levels of adrenal hormones.
It is just a thought.

October 28, 2011 - 10:45am
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