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Since I was very young, probably since birth, I have had all the symptoms of someone with excessive cortisol. Hypercortisolinemia I think it is called. I'm in the process of getting tests but I always think that it's best to understand it beforehand.
I initially misinterpreted my condition (which I thought was a sign of adrenal weakness), but in fact is due to excessive cortisol. My life is a series of rushes and crashes and they are now becoming prolonged. Maybe it will end with fatigue but I seem to pull out for months at a time then I head for another period of exhaustion.
My question is this: Is there a condition that can affect you from birth which will give you chronically high cortisol. That is, a higher cortisol response to stress and just naturally high levels of cortisol. This is a very specific question but it is one of the last pieces in the puzzle.
My father had this and died very young from heart problems. He, like me, had all the same symptoms of excessive cortisol despite a healthy lifestyle.
Would anyone be able to answer my question?
Thanks so much.
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