Please can I tell my very long drawn out story and tell me what you think?
I have been dealing with mind fog and exhaustion for at least 10 years. I have struggled with concentration in turn has made it difficult to learn, maintain relationships, drive etc.
in 2012 it was like my body had simply had enough. Along with the above symptoms I had tinnitus, headaches, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, dizziness, blurred vision and many more issues. I was referred to neurology and eventually had an MRI scan to check my ears, for a tumour and MS. The scan came back clear and the consultant flippantly advised me to go back to the gp and sort anti depressants!!!
i struggled on with my symptoms. In 2014 I had my second baby and throughout my pregnancy the symptoms were not as bad. 10 months after my baby was born, the symptoms hit me like a train once again and continued. I went back to the Dr and was referred to endocrinology. I was then sent for a scan to check the pituitary gland and had blood tests to check my cortisol levels.
i didn’t hear anything back so presumed all was ok. In 2015 I fell pregnant again and once again, I still had the symptoms but not as bad. My baby was born February 2016. When he recently turned 10 months old history repeated itself. My symptoms have flooded back once again. I reached my limit so returned back to the gp who told me that the scan from 2015 had come back. He advised me that my cortisol levels were low. Not only that, he said that the results re the pituitary were fine but something else was spotted. This is what the report says -
scattered T2 hyperintense foci in the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres predominantly in the frontal regions. Although these are non specific, they are excessive for the patients age. ??? No idea what this means.
Now it seems that having low cortisol, this will have to be re checked. In the case that I have Addison’s disease, this should not affect the brain…
I have a long way to go waiting for the scans etc but I’m struggling so badly and am desperate for answers.
Feel free to give advice!! I’d be utterly grateful! I’m feeling low, like I’ve reached rock bottom and that nobody understands what I’m going through, I’m desperate.
Thanks in advance!!