Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Evin (Evin), undiagnosed (possible adrenal) bio

I am a 47-year-old female, and have not felt well for 3 years now.

Two years ago I went to a local endocrinologist who looked at my ACTH and Cortisol numbers and told me to lose weight and go home and relax. She said to eat several small meals a day and to get stress free. Two weeks ago I saw a rheumatologist who looked at my lab results and said, "I think you have Cushing's. I think it might be from an adrenal gland tumor. Your ACTH is low and your Cortisol is high. I want you to go see this endocrinologist; she will love you." I had never heard of this, and I sat there stunned because I thought it would be yet another appointment with a doctor advising me to go home with some antidepressents. I cried the two-hour drive home reliving the number of times a doctor said, "I don't have time for this [when presented with my list of symptoms]" or another doctor who looked at my list of symptoms and said it was proof I was just anxious. She then told me to "stay off the internet."

My symptoms: gall bladder surgery, weight loss, weight gains, hairs on my chinny chin chin, morning blood sugar around 100. lots of dizziness, heart palpitations, ringing in my ears, thick skin on my arms, losing patches of hair on arms and legs, head hair in bad shape--way brittle, and very bad memory. The littlest of things can get my engine running--paying bills, answering the phone. I'm wondering if this is cortisol related.

Self Help--Monthy healing massage, beta blocker, acupuncture, chiropractor, naturopath with procaine treatments and vitamins, minerals, and fish oil.

I am beginning my journey.

Namaste ~Evin

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