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Hi - I am Dr. Trace and I am going to try and help you with your concerns. First, I want to discuss your "curbside" consult with your friend doctor regarding cortisol levels. You have given values for hemoglobin, TSH and T4. Did anyone ever test your ACTH or cortisol levels? If you have a hyper or hypofunctioning adrenal gland, then these measurements must be taken directly. Symptoms of a hypofunctioning adrenal gland can invoke everything you describe. Extreme fatigue, weight loss, dehydration, irritability and the fact that you feel better taking the natural supplement adreset are supportive of this. If you do have this problem, it is readily treated by a good internist or endocrinologist.
Reading your descriptions, I am under the impression that you are worried and trying to self-diagnose. This isn't a good idea. I would recommend that you see a good endocrinologist who can put your mind at ease regarding all your symptoms. Taking advice from others, even well meant advice from doctor friends, without a full exam and supportive lab testing can get you into trouble. It can lead you to put forth what you believe are important factors but actually miss what's really important.
Finally, I would like to stress that you shouldn't worry too soon about what you perceive to be problems. As doctors, this we are trained to get to the "root cause" and we take an oath to do this for you. If you feel you are not getting answers, you can be a self advocate and make an appointment with another trained professional. There are always specialists available to you to point you in the right direction.
Please feel free to ask me any further questions that you may have.
Also, I forgot to mention that in 2009 I had some kind of blood analysis and they showed me that I had "Rouleau" in my blood:
I am not certain if rouleux formation is associated with Addison's disease (low cortisol) or not. It usually occurs due to increased plasma proteins in the blood which can happen in Addison's but also many other diseases. Again, see an endocrinologist as soon as you can and tell them about your symptoms and the rouleux formations in your blood..
Hey Trace! ..I am still not able to see a doctor yet until a few weeks and I wanted to ask you about a big frustration for me right now. I am not able to go to earlier then I would like. At around 8-9pm I eat dinner and have at around 1am-2am, I have to pass gas or go poop every night and not able to fall asleep until I relieve the urge. This becomes a big problem because it makes me more tired and stressed throughout the day in the first place.I started taking enzymes with each meal throughout the day but it doesn't help.Also I noticed a few times that I had 2 brown string like things sticking out of the poop as well and thought that might possibly mean something.Any ideas of what this could be and how I can solve it?
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