Addisons and pcos?!?

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Im currently slowly fighting my way for some answers, Recently diagnosed with pcos and wondering if there is a link to addisons or something similar I understand they are all hormonal so thought maybe could be a cause from addisons or thyroid. Did anyone have similar findings..

I am slim, 25, more towards underweight.. never been overweight, had 2 normal pregnancies..

My doctor didnt go in to much detail about pcos so left me in a bit of daze when I left (I was also discussing other symptoms and my anxiety with him)

Anyway my recent story if you want to read on...

Ive been suffering for some time (years) and I am convinced I have andrenal issues or problems with thyroid.. I could write a list as long as my arm for symptoms .. I find a new symptom or read similar stories and its another check off the list..

i was tested for thyroid 2+ years ago and everything normal (ive had a pregnancy/birth since) currently trying but massively failing to get my doc to retest for thyroid problems but he seems to think unnecessary but I dont know I just need some answers, tsh was 0.38 back then.. so normal, I just thought personally it was on low end..

I have just asked for a new antidepressant to help with the anxiety as its flaring up scarily again but didnt go to well with citalopram it didnt work for me, trying seralatine see how I go.. ide never heard of either of these but im willing to try anything at mo.

Hope to hear something back

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    What does pcos stand for?

    It took many years before a doctor figured out that I had a thyroid and adrenal problem.  Both need to work together.  

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      Polycystic ovary syndrome..

      Too much male hormone. I didnt really get much more information I went to doctors with menstrual changes and stomach aches and had an ultrasound which picked up the cysts.

      From what i gather its basically eggs that arent made properly due to to hormonal imbalance and therefore deposit in your ovaries and settle (which are the cysts)

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      what are your symptoms chelsea, high cortisol is cushing and low is addisons do you know your level, have your had your vit d and b12 folate and ferritin check x
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      I have a number of symptoms..

      My worst symptom if feeling of vertigo im off balance but I feel as though colour is being drained from me this can last for days/weeks when it strikes bad I was tested for anemia for this, it makes me feel wierd I cant really describe it it causes like a trance like state in my head like im in the clouds lol.

      Genralised anxiety,

      Palpitations, cold sweats, im always cold my feet are freezing through the night, heamerroids, bad pain in back mainly lower back but I can get pains all over striking in worst in my knees round shoulder blades neck area, can get stiff, feeling sick, sleep paralysis, tremors /shakes ive literally felt this through my legs, i guess i get shakey tremors also when under pressure i can be in a rush getting ready in a morning or for work and it can bring out the tremors as im rushing, im so tired I nap when ever opportunity strikes I have 2 children and have reduced my hours at work to 15, I find it difficult to get up in morning im extremely tired wether I had crap night or a long sleep, but then i can stay up til daft times at night even though ive felt tired nearly all day, I do get the forgetfullness and poor concentration but I put that down as an every day busy life thing, these are things I feel often there are prob a lot of things ive missed

      stomach ache and light periods but obciously this more than likely due to pcos

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      my son was like this a few month ago, his cortisol is low but within range, he also has low vit d, and low b12 and folate, am now doing private tests for the cortosol x
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      my son had too give up work due too the tiredness, i would try and get b12 tested , but it does sound like addisons, 
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      Ive had that many blood tests that all come back normal i dont even know half of them, i might ask next time so i know,

      Yeh ive given up 1 job due to it when I was pregnant I went back after maternity leave but happily took redundancy.. I was ready to hand my notice in.

      I got back in to work about 5-6 month ago, but its a struggle with anxiety side and the tiredness

      im quite observant but I work with money and at moment worry that my concentration may get me in to trouble

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      I dont recall,

      I had tests done for anemia, iron count, blood count, a glucose intolerance test, something they can check through blood test for ibs, I had thyroid checked 2+ year ago

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      Yeh thanks im on a few pages on facebook for thyroid and addisons but now ive discovered I have pcos im more determined.. im only young and feel like im aged and going insane
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      I remember the vertigo, just as if I was falling off the earth, so to speak.  I'm on B12 injections and take a small amount of hydrocortisone.  And what a difference it makes.  Furthermore - I avoid caffeine, sugar and alcohol.  And of course extreme stress.  I also get meds for the thyroid.  (originally hyper)  The tremmor was very inconvenient.  Now as good as gone.  But it took a long time to notice true improvement.  

      I hope you will find doctors that help you on your way.  My biggest help came from a nature path.

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      Unfortunately Jazzyanne, I do not know the level of B12 before the injections.  It just was an enormous help to boost immunity, which is affected when the adrenal glands are not functioning optimal.  It is not addisons, but is called mal functioning of the adrenal glands.  And that in combination with my thyroid.  The two have to work together, I was told.  

      With the help of B12, lycene, D3, cortef  I'm feeling a whole lot better.  The virtigo has for the most part disappeared, as well as the ear ringing.  I have less infections, flue, repeat of shingles.  Before all this I was spending a lot of time in my bed, recovering from one or the other.   

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