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Low Cortisol & dry eyes

My cortisol level came back at 5 (told that is low - was at 8-9 am).  Cardiologist ran test trying to find cause for tachycardia.  Once he got the result he admitted that he really didn't know what it means.

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  Yesterday the ophthalmologist said I am not producing any tears, which is why my eyes have been hurting, doubts it's related to fibromyalgia.

I have 19 more days till I get to see an endocrinologist.  I'm so tired and hurt so bad.  Does anyone know what this could be?
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With the dry eyes, they should run the test for sjogrens IMHO (not a doctor) as with one test they can figure it out.

Low cortisol usually means a loss of weight, not increase. I had elevated cortisol myself - and while usually they have diabetes and high BP, I did not. So you can vary quite a bit with cortisol issues which can make them complex to diagnose.

Adrenal fatigue is not medically accepted.
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It means... you need more testing.

Fatigue is often related to cortisol. Have you had any other testing - like sodium or potassium?

Have you lost weight? Do you crave salt? Is your BP low?
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I'm craving sweets.  I've actually gained wt - always wanting sweets and no energy to work out.  My BP is usually low but has raised in the past few months.  

Before anyone thinks about it I am not diabetic - A1c is 5.4.

I'm wondering about Sjogren's syndrome vs adrenal fatigue?
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