Recently had a Rhein's 24 hour hormonal urinalysis done and need some help interpreting the results. I saved it as a pdf file, couldn't get it to copy in the text box here...sorry!
I feel that I'm in a severe adrenal burnout or crisis and I think this is clearly shown from the results from the test. I'm having some debilitating symptoms and I really need to get this figured out before it gets really bad. Some of my symptoms are:
-Ringing in Ears
-Feeling hot in face
-Heart Palpitations at times
-Impaired mental processes
-Feeling really wired
-Things look 'cartoonish' when symptoms are bad
Tingling in hands and feet at times (usually at night)
-Feeling faint and sluggish
-Pressure in head
-Headaches and allergies when symptoms are bad
-Salt and Sugar Cravings at times
I feel my adrenals are in overdrive pumping out an excess amount of hormones. My DHEA is double the range along with about 7 other hormones on the panel. Something is very very wrong here. My body is in some kind of extreme flight or fight response. It could be anything from adrenal burnout to some kind of bacteria, virus, or autoimmune disease. I really feel like I'm in big trouble here. I have not been able to work the last month because these symptoms are so severe and it feels like it's progressing quickly. Any insights would be appreciated.
I went to my regular MD today and he wasn't sure what to do. He said he was going to refer me to an endocrinologist. I have already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I've been taking a half grain of Armour the last week. It has helped with energy a little, but not with the above symptoms.
I started taking HC recently, I felt normal for a few days and then it stopped working. I'm currently taking various over the counter adrenal supplements to help with the symptoms along with vitamins to nourish the adrenals. I'm also taking pregelenone which also has helped somewhat. The HC with all the supplements make me feel about 60-70% better, but only for a few hours and the symptoms start to get really bad again. This is all so frustrating.