I have been writing a bit less because I am feeling better. I actually feel normal again, whatever that is, and I can walk up stairs without being out of breath! It is the simple things in life that make one happy. I have a few lingering problems like insomnia and low blood pressure when standing up, but otherwise I am okay.
Having the right physician makes all the difference. He really listened and considered all the data even though my test results kept showing “Normal.” I am also glad I was persistent and advocated for myself. I will soon have a whole new group of doctors interconnected and communicating with each other, in one practice – which is helpful in complicated cases. My husband is also switching over to them.
I have a fluid diagnosis so far, meaning it is subject to change – adrenal insufficiency (primary?) and severe vitamin D deficiency. There is plenty of new data about vitamin D in theliterature, especially regarding mental health and well being. However there are many online adrenal resources that are bogus and simply trying to sell you a treatment. Be careful!
National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Information Service (NEMDIS) http://endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/addison/addison.aspx#what
Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Real? http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/adrenal-fatigue-is-it-real
Low vitamin D levels, depression linked in young women, new study shows http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150318145501.htm
Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency Most People Miss http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/vitamin-d-deficiency-signs-people-miss/
Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: When to Test and How to Treat http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912737/