Secondary adrenal insufficiency
I have been terribly sick for a little over a month. I have RA, fibro, and CAD. I am completely exhausted, badly nauseous, shaky, kind of keep a headache all day everyday, and have abdominal pain. My doctor has been checking my cortisol levels for a month since I had a Kenalog shot about a month ago. My cortisol levels and ACTH levels have been extremely low. I've had one stim test and it was abnormal. She wants to do another 30 days out from the kenalog. She started me on hydrocort and it has helped some. However I am draggy and my body feels heavy. The weirdness of all of it besides the obvious is I haven't lost weight. I haven't been eating very much, and usually don't feel like eating anything until about noon, but my weight has stayed stable. I have so many questions and there is so little information and it all seems so complicated and overwhelming. Has anyone else been diagnosed with SAI that didn't lose weight? I can't figure out what causes my hands to shake, but they shake so badly it makes my job as a nuclear medicine technologist a little difficult.
By the way this all started when I got on an elliptical for 10 minutes. My heart rate shot up and my entire chest cavity exploded with pain. That chest pain lasted for nearly two weeks and was not heart disease related. I had that checked out because of my history. I still have pains in my chest, rapid heart rate, and just an over all feeling of unwellness.
I would love to hear from anyone who has experienced similar symptoms.
Thanks for any help or advice.