Loutucky, if you read this I am sending you an email to ask you about sleep and cortisol, I'm having a bit of a sleep crisis with waking up around 4am, i found an old thread where your symptoms sounded like mine, thank you!
Oh, please do share! I also wake up too early (but not as early as 4am though - yikes), and I believe I have problems with cortisol too! Love for you to share any of your findings.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.