That's how it all started for me as well. Now, one thing we have to remember is that the adrenals can burn out - that's how my story went. Just too many years of having too much physical stress -then came a ton of emotional stress, and even though I was in remission at the time, it was the start of a long 'fall' for me.
My adrenals finally crashed, taking my thyroid with it. I gained 40 lbs in 4 months without changing one single thing in my diet or my routine. Dr's all told me that it wasn't my thyroid or my adrenals, and refused to test them. A year later, when I finally found a doctor that wouldn't take insurance, but would test my thyroid and adrenals told me that my cortisol was flat lined (as well as a few other hormones) and that the back side of my thyroid was swollen, so unless the other doctors would have taken testing beyond the normal ultrasound, it wouldn't have been seen anyway.
My advice - learn the 'warning symptoms' of thyroid and adrenal issues - and don't take no from any doctor if you are sure that you need to be tested. Do NOT wait around like I did to find a doctor that will test - order the tests on your own if you need to!
I entered into Addison's and although I am healing both my adrenals and thyroid, I'm 3 years into it too, and - I had a tick attach not long after my adrenals crashed, and I am back to fighting these infections again as well.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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