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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 1, 2007
  • 05:34 AM

kiera dear i do not think that my anxiety is the root cause of my every problem but i think there is something else that is causing anxiety and deprssion.now i am listing my problems again,please have a look on these problem and please tell me what should i do?
shaky hands; shakiness
*feeling of panic
*inability to handle stress
*inability to handle interactions with others
*inability to focus
*emotionally hyper sensitive
*highly defensive
*feeling paranoid
*exacerbated reactions to daily stress
*easily irritated
*mild to severe hypoglycemic episodes
*taking days to recover from even minor stress
*flu-like symptoms
*extreme fatigue
*clumsy (drop things, bump into things)
*suddenly feel extremely hungry
*cloud-filled head (happens when this patient is due for a next cortisol dose)
*muscle weakness
*light headedness
*waking up in the middle of the night for several hours
*difficulty falling asleep
*frequent urination
*worsening allergies

instead of all these problem i also have poor tolerence to hot and cold temprature.my blood pressure and my pulse rate is high.two year ago i was quite atheletic.and never felt need for medication as i feel now.kiera dear please read this carefully and tell me "what should i do":confused: ?

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  • Hey Ashar... The symptoms you listed sound like adrenal insufficiency or addisons. You would need to have your cortisol tested. Low cortisol levels can cause all of these symptoms. You should ask for cortisol serum both AM and PM as well as salvia tests for both AM and PM. Hypertension is unusual with adrenal insufficiency and addisons, since blood pressure tends to be low in these patients. The fact that you feel tired in the morning could be caused by loss of dinural variation. Normally Cortisol levels are highest in the AM, but some people have low levels in the morning causing them to have problems getting out of bed. In some cases patients have their highest levels at 4 am and other have them in the middle of the day. Making the midnight levels off as well. This causes insomnia for some while others tend to get tired very early in the evening. A loss of dinural variation is usually found in people with Cyclic Cushings disease and causing symptoms of both low cortisol (adrenal inscufficiency) and high cortisol (hypercortisolism). High blood pressure is seen in hypercortisolism. Do these symptoms come and go, and have you had any kind of weight gain or weight loss? Is your blood pressure always high or is it low or normal sometimes?Do you have any red strechmarks on you stomach, thighs or buttocks? Do you have a round, red face from time to time? If you have any of these symptoms it would make cyclical cushings more likely. Hope this helps... Kiera
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    • November 1, 2007
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