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I finally made it to the doctor today. I had blood - work the week before.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2019 - 5:59 pm

I am going to share with you what is happening to me, so that maybe, possibly, hopefully this will help someone avoid this health problem.  My adrenal insufficiency started off as mild and is now full-blown severe and just a snippet away from becoming Addison's disease.  I have severe joint and muscle pain to the degree that I am almost debilitated.  I can barely move much less grip a pencil.  Why?  Stress for the last 17 years has led me to blow out my glands.  My stress wasn't all work related but it is about one-third of the cause.  Trying to eke out a living now; well, I wake up everyday wondering if I can type enough lines to pay for all of my bills and groceries.  I can't handle any kind of stress like going to someone's house for a dinner.  I come home exhausted.  It is very, very frustrating because I am used to having high energy, good stamina, a clear mind and feeling like a 20 year old.  Not anymore.  I suffer from adrenal crashes every 2-3 months.  It is a monstrous pain in the patootie.  

Today, my doctor put me on hydrocortisone 10 mg p.o. q.d. and to me it is a wonder drug.  Anything to take away the pain and swelling.  My blood pressure was extremely high and all due to my level of pain.  Besides my glucose, my lab work was excellent.  I am middle aged and feel like I am the walking dead.  I am a tough person.  Someone in my family paid for my visit to the doctor because I have no insurance and they hated seeing me reduced to this when I used to be the bottomless pit of energy.

My advice is to remove all major stressors in your life and take measures to treat yourself well, because you really don't want to suffer what I am suffering.  If that means finding two regular jobs in order to feel like a human being again, then DO IT!  I have no idea if I can reverse this damage that I have done but I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  Working for an MT company who adds to your stress will continue to destroy your poor body.   

Please take good care of yourselves physically and mentally during this horrible time in the MT field.


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