Today is June 4, 2012
Medical symptoms that I currently Have still....Help
Vision issues: blurry vision, double vision at times, floaters, halos around objects
Feeling like I am living in a fog everyday
Zone out daily
Lower back pain: right and left side
Extremities: feel weigh 1000 pounds/numbness/ pain
Fingers: curl up on both hands, and fingers lock. Usually lasts longer on right side.
Mood swings: feeling very agitated/hostile
Chest pain: shortness of breath/heart palpitations/ heaviness on my chest
Periodic episodes of sweats day or night
Diarrhea to very loose stools: green colored/with tints of dark also spots of red
Extreme gas: burping and passing gas
Skin is itchy: arms and legs
Right hand starting to shake
Breast pain: comes and goes
Hot flashes or sweats
Craving Salt: become agitated if can’t get it.
and i just got free cortisol test back and it said 0.56 I have no idea what that means, Please if anybody can help. I have been dealing with this for over 16 months and still nothing
Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is a likely diagnosis. Addison's disease is a rare condition (1 in 100 000) where the
adrenal glands gradually are destroyed. Addison's disease is when the adrenal glands don't produce enough of the hormone cortisol and in some cases aldosterone.
Around half with Addison's disease will develop another autoimmune disorder. The most commonly associated with Addison's is a either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Other recognised associations with Addison's disease include premature failure of the ovaries, insulin-dependent diabetes (type I diabetes) and parathyroid deficiency.
Medical studies estimate that around 5% of individuals with Addison's disease develops pernicious anaemia. A much smaller proportions of conditions are estimated to develop with Addison's disease such as vitiligo, coeliac disease, alopecia, myasthenia gravis, thrombocytopenia purpura, Sjogren’s syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis.
Excerpts from the article "Schmidt's Syndrome: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome 2" by Elaine Moore:
"Schmidt’s syndrome, which is also called Schmidt syndrome, was first named after the doctor who discovered the coexistence of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Addison’s disease in one of his female patients in 1926. Today, the term Schmidt’s syndrome is also known as autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type II.
Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include muscle weakness, apathy, fatigue, appetite loss, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, low blood pressure (hypotension) that worsens when standing (orthostatic hypotension), hyperpigmentation or bronzing of skin (melasma suprenale), diminished ability to conserve sodium and excrete water, depression, irritability, salt craving, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), tetany (condition of muscle spasm caused by high phosphorus levels), diminished attention span, and numbness of the extremities due to excess potassium (hyperkalemia)."
I believe you should get evaluated by an endocrinologist- a neuroendocrinologist is the best kind.
You are exhibiting numerous symptoms that could indicate you may have something that is quite common- a pituitary tumor. About one in five people have pituitary tumors and some of them are functional, such as the prolactinoma, which causes breast milk production (you mentioned leaking breast) and others are non-functional and can grow to a size where hormone production is being depressed.
You should get a complete endocrine hormone work-up. Likely, red flags will demonstrate to the endocrinologist that they should order a dynamically done pituitary MRI, with and without contrast.
On your other post, you mention nodules growing. Is this on your adrenal glands? If so, you might even have multiple endocrine neoplasms- please find the best neuroendocrinologist in your area and get a referral to them as soon as possible.
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