I had a question...I have been getting this issue with my lower back for a few months now and its getting worse. I am getting lower back pain and its not musko-skeletal in origin. I have seen the chiropractor.
The pains feels like internal organ pain. It feels like my adrenal glands are enlarged.
I had weight gain, low energy, low muscle recovery, hypoglicemia, and more but literrally a lot of symptoms like IBS, goat, joint pain. May be we have the same adrenal pain but different condition. Without lab test the only thing I can do is share with you my experience.
Usually enlarged adrenals mean too much cortisol, not too little. Weak adrenals atrophy and become smaller. Since adrenals are tiny to begin with - you have to get imaging and imaging can be iffy. For instance, I know my adrenals were enlarged (they were removed) but my scans showed they were normal both before and AFTER removal.
Probably ultrasound is best. CTs though are ordered before surgery. All of them were wrong for me and others though - you have to understand adrenals are tiny.
I took HC for years. I recently changed to dexamethasone but only because for my case, my pituitary is putting out too much ACTH and I am trying to reduce that. Dex suppresses ACTH and so I changed.
If adrenals are stressed, they simply get smaller. They are not functioning well if you have Addison's. I hope you can find the proper doctor so you can get proper treatment. Is your PCP on board and will he test you?
I have secondary adrenal insufficiency (pituitary problem) & get back pain but only on 1 side near the mid-back rt. kidney area (near adrenal gland). It seems to get worse when I'm in a crisis or very sick/stressed. I looked it up once & found there is something called Rogoff's sign that is positive in many adrenal patients. Basically, a pain in mid-back. Not sure if it's similar to yours because you said low back. I would definitely get to a doctor asap because of your pain, weight loss, fatigue. GOOD LUCK!
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