Fibromyalgia and adrenal fatigue

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806806 tn?1239516614 I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue and a pituitary microadenoma. Oh yea, depression too. I feel like **** at least 90% of my days. I get overwhelmed very easily, any stress to me can put me down for the day. Stress to me lately can be the phone ringing too much or traffic etc. Is there anyone with any advice on what to check or questions to ask. I'm wasting away.
Avatar n tn I believe she is overmedicated and some of her symptoms may be side effects but I also think that she may have Adrenal Fatigue. How do you think I should approach her? She is quite passive about medical care and not very open to new ideas. She has had a long history of poor eating habits. She is 52 yrs. old. She does not smoke or drink alcohol.
16615961 tn?1454423687 If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, you have a proven predisposition towards other autoimmune diseases. 3. Adrenal Fatigue down-regulates thyroid function for adrenal recovery, which could result in secondary hypothyroidism type 2 (thyroid resistance) 4.Dr. Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. Look for under-treated or untreated hypothyroidism.
922048 tn?1387946184 At age 28, after suffering for many years, I was diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia and put on low dose prednisone and anti-inflammatories. I only stayed on pred for a few months (5-10mg). Then at age 41, was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Doctor said my thyroid function was fine, though. (But of course it was very much NOT fine. I was having tons of hypo symptoms!) Now after spending a fair amount of time reading up on AF, I am certain that I have pretty severe AF.
Avatar f tn When the adrenals are stressed over long time, adrenal fatigue sets in and next thing that happens is that the adrenals force a low thyroid environment for adrenal recovery. Between these two conditions, a variety of symptoms can be present, including the ones you have mentioned. Look into Functional Adrenal Stress profile from BioHealth Labs -FYI only- and you may also look into Dr. Barnes Basal Temperature Test for thyroid function.
Avatar n tn com There they did tons and tons blood work and physical exam and let me know I also had Fibromyalgia too. From all I read about it and of the few people I do know with it. It truely affects no two people alike! So Nancy: This is what I found on Cushing’s, and I think because some of the symptoms overlaps, a good Dr. does check the possibilities for cross connection of some of these Auto-immune diseases.
Avatar f tn Anyways, I had the gamut of tests, neurological, sleep studies, had my tonsils out,tested for lyme disease, adrenal tumor,brain tumors and so on with no luck, didn't feel one bit better and had no clear cut diagnosis. I know it's frustrating. For my doctor visits before and even now, I write down what I need to ask in advance and prepare a list of any new symptoms and so on (when I think about it) and it helps alot - my appts are much quicker and smoother and I know my dr. appreciates it.
1550149 tn?1340004330 In primary fibromyalgia (also called idiopathic fibromyalgia) the causes are not known, and in secondary fibromyalgia the causes can be identified. Primary fibromyalgia is the more common form. Many experts believe that fibromyalgia is not a disease but rather a chronic pain condition brought on by a constellation of dysfunctional biologic responses to stress. Such individuals are thought to be more susceptible to stress because of traumatic personal histories, genetic factors, or both.
1401877 tn?1288111239 I have hypocortisolemia, but ACTH stim test was negative (no Addison's). I'm not on any treatment to adress the hypocortisolemia in particular. I don't know that it's particularly uncommon to have low cortisol in dysautonomia patients; I don't have information about hypocortisolemia in POTS in particular. It seems to be common in CFS and fibromyalgia, so my guess is "it's a fatigue thing.
4861077 tn?1360159739 Take one thing at a time, maybe read symptom lists for hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. That helps when it's gone too far. In some places the endocrinologists you really want don't take insurance. Someday maybe they will all know better.
Avatar m tn I have been suffering for about 4 years now with fibromyalga , chronic fatigue syndrome. And also disc bulges and arthritis. I take 30mg duloxetene in morning and 60mg every night and zapain every four hours. I have seen nerologist and rheumatologist , medication helps but still suffer with pins and needles from head to toe, restlessness leg syndrome , pain in all joints , chronic pain lack of sleep . Neck and hands are unbearable in the evening.
Avatar f tn Good for you, this thing demands we be pro-active. Below are links to a Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Treatment Center discussion with Drs and is a fabulous source of info for this complex condition, the second link takes you to a written presentation you can view or download Treating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue: Effective Options for a Hopeful Future was presented on Thursday, April 3, 2008. . View Archived Presentation - copy and paste link below http://event.on24.
1692515 tn?1306273648 Other associations could be nutritional deficiencies, adrenal exhaustion, anemia, hypoglycemia and hypothyroidism. Fibromyalgia is closely related to chronic fatigue syndrome similar to fibromyalgia but fatigue predominates over muscle pain. The childhood incident that you are citing is unlikely to be the cause of fibromyalgia. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn Instead, I have found myself working with a more holistic type doctor who handles hormones, thyroid issues and adrenal issues as well as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He is also a PCP doctor, so he takes my insurance. I also see my Rheumatologist as well to make sure I have the specialist managing everything because I am on a Intermittent FMLA leave from work.
1943833 tn?1349280189 Hmm, it sounds to me that you may have adrenal fatigue among some other imbalances. Be prepared for a gazillion blood tests, imaging tests etc and a lot of running around the medical circuit before anything can be determined. It is obvious from the details in your post that you have neurotrarnsmitter and hormone dysregulation, which may easily put you in an elite class of patients called Limbolanders.
Avatar f tn I had severe magnesium deficiency due to a combination of insulin resistance, stress (from surgery in my case) and high doses of vitamin D. When my adrenal fatigue was at its worst my pupils fluctuated in the light so fast it wasn't even a second between fluctuations and when running the edge of a pen or spoon across my abdomen the skin turned white and spread over 2 inches.
Avatar f tn Well i take nothing since i am drug sensitive, and the Endocrinologist, said years ago when i was at my worse that i didn't have Addisons or Cushings, just Adrenal Fatigue, my Insulin was high, but now i know why, AF !! I am sick of being a water balloon woman and waddling about, it looks like i overeat, when i dont.
Avatar f tn Your adrenals need to be stabilized before taking thyroid meds. Research adrenal fatigue and it will tell you this. Are you seeing an Endo? I'm surprised he/she wants to start you on thyroid meds before they know what's going on with your adrenal glands. From my research you can have a high WBC if your adrenals are not working properly. Can you wait awhile until your tests come back before you start thyroid meds? I think that would be the safest thing to do.
Avatar f tn Does the fatigue and fibro 'fog' lack of concentration, memory loss every get better? I have been dx with fibromyalgia about 3 mths ago. I am self employed and this is really affecting my work! Need anyones opinions or comments.
Avatar m tn It could be secondary - if your ACTH tests hold that up and you have a pituitary tumor. Primary means the source is adrenal, secondary means pituitary source. Think of the pituitary as the radio tower and the adrenals as the radio. In primary, the radio is shut off and the tower then tries harder to reach the radio. Pituitary tests are then higher and cortisol tests lower. Stim tests show no increased result as the adrenal is diseased.
Avatar m tn I have been diagnosed with post viral syndrome which is from what I understand like chronic fatigue and fibromayalgia had a baby. I don't even know why I am posting this....maybe for a "hey....welcome to the club!" I dunno I have been relentlessly pursuing a diagnosis for a year with countless doctors and specialists.....I have been called crazy and asked to "just chill" and delusional was my favourite.
Avatar f tn You aren't optimally treated however and that shows with your low free T4, high prolactin and numerous symptoms of low thyroid function from acne to weight gain to fatigue. You will need to trial what medication works for you best (synthetic or natural desiccated) and what dosage you need. Next time you have tests done also request free T3 as well.
Avatar n tn Some things here are serious - but I cannot tell you what relief I feel already after talking to cousins and aunts and uncles that I don't get chance to talk to alot - and finding out that they or others in my family have had some of the same issues/problems. Remember me posting the other day about sleep paralysis? Well, Primary Aldosteronism lists a symptom of temporary paralysis - who knew?!
Avatar n tn The stress you went through may have played a role with your symptoms. You could have been suffering from adrenal fatigue. Anyhow, if your symptoms continue, then I think you should see your physician.
Avatar f tn 9 I recently saw a rheumatologist, negative for lupus, sjogren's and ra. He diagnosed Fibromyalgia and put me on 20mg of Cymbalta. I'm wiped out all the time, belly bloat, diarrhea, tummy upset, my legs and feet hurt so bad I hate walking. The pain in my joints, hands is awful. I wake up sweating during the night. I am gluten free, mostly dairy free(I use butter) watch my soy intake. I've gained 40+lbs in a year. I have water retention. My folate was very low at 4.4 Range 8.
Avatar n tn Are you craving salt? Are you taking florinef too? How is your blood pressure?
Avatar f tn Aldosterone and renin manage sodium and potassium balance and are also an adrenal function so often those with adrenal issues will have issues with them as well - and it can effect blood pressure as well as make you sick as a dog.
Avatar f tn She said my adrenal glands were not functioning properly and has ordered a MRI/CT scan and has referred me to an endocrinologist. I also have some hyperpigmentation that she was concerned with. She also mentioned Addison's Disease. What's the difference between Adrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease?
Avatar n tn Oz about the Fibro and Fatigue medical Center in Dallas. They specialize in just this condition and Chronic Fatigue. Anyway--she had all these classic symptoms--then the Dr. put her on a regimen of injections, supplements, prescriptions specific to her issues and, here, a year later she is doing considerably better. You might consider investigating whether this clinic might benefit--it's not cheap but they might help you get to some underlying issues. I hope so.
Avatar m tn I would suggest you look into the SCD program and also into GAPS. Just do a search for these. Your symptoms are not typical of fibromyalgia, however, one condition which encompasses most of the above symptoms is low thyroid function. Low thyroid function, often, is the underlying condition, which needs to be ruled out in many unresolved cases, where a diagnosis has not been given, or when the symptoms are persistent.