WOW! I am sorry, I am sure that had to have been rough!!!! I am thinking my adrenals are ok. Perhaps I am just a little stressed, but ok. My endo thinks my problems are more rheumatologically related. Half of my family has thyroid disease and the other half has rheumatoid related diseases. It really *****.
If you're me and you feel like **** it gets really easy to get confused between the two disorders when there is so much overlap. It looks like right now I've got Fibro arthritis and a degenerating spine since I was 17. My bloodwork suggests I am on the road to RA. Yuck!!! Well thanks to all who answered my post. I appreciate it!!! This website rocks!!!!
I just wanted to say that your testing for secondary Adrenal insufficiency is not a clear "NO you don't have it." Yours was a bit of a stunted response. Not a clear yes or no.
Most people's AM cortisol values are little higher than yours. So I would discuss it with your doctor and ask if it might be good to have them directly measure and track your ACTH and cortisol for a while. If you have RA then it is important to know if your body is naturally making enough steroids as they play roles in inflammation and fatigue.
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