I have been under stress for years. I have a swollen thyroid, fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes, puffiness & swollen hands in the am, muscle pain, low back pain, excessive thirst, sweet & salty cravings, blood calcium 9.8MG/DL, albumin 5.2 GM/DL, TSH- 0.470, fT4-1.25. I was told my "labs look great" although I feel terrible.
Could adrenal burnout lead to hyperthyroidism? In long periods of stress does cortisol stay high and then become low due to secession of the production by the adrenals? Will addressing the adrenals take care of the low TSH? Can I order my own cortisol spit test?
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