Chronic fatigue misery
by Diane Gardner RN
Hi Wray from the UK! After two decades of increasingly debilitating chronic fatigue misery I was, last October, diagnosed by an alternative doc with severe adrenal fatigue/hypothyroidism. I don't doubt this after having now doubled my brain size with information on the subject!
My NHS docs are ignorant of this controversial diagnosis and reluctant to treat me adequately with hydrocortisone and so are now testing again for Addisons with an ACTH stim which I know is not where it's all at! Having said that, I've just read Dr John Lee's book on pre-menopause. As my periods, until recently, have always been like clockwork and normal I had never considered femail hormonal imbalance as a cause of my years of misery.
I do have a majority of signs/symptoms of low progesterone thrown into the bargain! Low red cell Magnesium, borderline hypothyroid, very high hair copper, irritability, weight gain/swelling - the list goes on. My open minded NHS Doc is happy for me to try the Progesterone cream. I am on day 7 of my cycle and still bleeding. I was planning on starting the cream on day 9 - should I still do so if I'm still bleeding? Also, I want to do a saliva assay on day 21 - am I right in thinking I should wait 12 hours after the last application? On day 21 my NHS Doc will do a serum FSH/LSH, oestrogen, to hopefuly indicate estrogen dominance - he's unfamiliar with saliva testing - the NHS does not routinely test progesterone - shame! Thankyou for the very helpful website.