Adrenal fatigue

By Mikeal72 Latest Reply 2013-04-12 13:49:13 -0500
Started 2013-03-11 22:43:11 -0500

Anyone here deal with adrenal fatigue? I've been struggling with a bunch of endocrine issues since being diagnosed with type 1. I've got a low functioning thyroid + adrenals, with a high level of cortisol. Haven't been specifically treated by my endo for anything but the diabetes yet. I feel like a lump of nothing on most days. Not much energy or tolerance for stress. Was really curious if other diabetics had treated any adrenal issues and, if so, how?

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Dr John
Dr John 2013-04-12 13:49:13 -0500 Report

If your cortisol level is high, your adrenals are probably ok. If you have low functioning thyroid, it will cause fatigue. Make sure your doctor orders a Free T3 test. Then, on Armour Thyroid, not Synthroid.

Sarfari4 2013-03-24 21:34:37 -0500 Report

As soon as I started meds for thyroid, I had more energy. It was great!

jayabee52 2013-03-25 00:13:57 -0500 Report

I guess I 'll have to go to my GP and get my thyroid checked out as I am pretty sure I have hypothyroid. Maybe that will help me get more energy as well.

Lentyl 2013-03-21 17:17:13 -0500 Report

I can understand how you are feeling. If I'm active one day then I'm really tired the next. My thyroid test came back a low normal so my physician said everything was alright -but it's not so. It takes over a year to get an appointment with the endocrinologist here. As a result I have no appointment. I hope that you begin to gather more energy and less stress soon.

devik 2013-03-21 16:10:15 -0500 Report

I have been feeling the same, I had thyroid test done but nothing much came out of it, hoping to get some energy.

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