Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Medical news

It's been a while since we've written anything and mostly because there hasn't been anything much to write about. But last week I saw two doctors, got the results back of a bunch of tests I had done and now I have something to go with.

So between the opinions of the two doctors I saw, I have something between Central Pain Processing Disorder and Adrenal Fatigue.  Central Pain Processing Disorder is the "we've crossed everything else off the list" kind of diagnosis.  Adrenal fatigue comes from my low cortisol readings on an adrenal stress test.  The cortisol readings are just on the edge of being normal, but they are still very low for someone my age and so we are treating adrenal fatigue.  Adrenal fatigue is treatable and I should recover from it in the next few months with the right treatment.  If my cortisol levels go up to normal and I still feel bad all the time then the central pain processing disorder is more likely.

The good news is that for the last three weeks I've had more energy and felt better than I have in a year. The headaches for the most part have gone from being 5 out of 10 on the pain scale to 2 out of 10.  Energy levels have gone up as well, but my stamina hasn't so I still get tired quickly if I'm active.  Because of how I've felt these last few weeks I'm optimistic about treatment and that I'll get back to some sort of normalcy soon.


Anonymous said...

Yea! Praying you continue to heal and regain stamina. This is Good News!

Christina Witt said...

I am so glad that the doctors are to track down the source of your symptoms. It was such a blessing to see the two of you in CA in Dec. you are in our prayers. :)
Thomas and Christina Witt