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    Old 08-01-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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    Question Test help??

    After years of suffering from many symptoms, my doctor is finally testing me for adrenal insufficiency. My main problems were:
    •chronic fatigue
    •widespread pain
    •muscle weakness
    •brain fog
    •salt craving and craving for beef jerky (I'm a vegetarian)
    •inability to concentrate
    •stomach cramps
    •joint pain
    •inability to take a deep breath
    •headaches and migraines
    •sensitivity to the sun, cold, and multiple chemicals
    • chest/rib pain
    •irregular menstrual cycles
    •slightly low blood pressure (100/60)
    •slow heart rate (average is approx 43bpm)
    My doctor has recently ordered a 24 hour urine sample to test my cortisol and VMA levels. I heard that VMA levels are just to test for neuroblastomas?? I don't really understand why he would have been testing me for this. I have very few of the symptoms for it. He has also ordered a nuclear medicine bone scan. Any idea why? I'm at a loss and he didn't explain anything. Also, is there anything specific I'm not supposed to do during the urine test? Should I take it easy and just relax, no running around etc?
    Thanks all for your help!

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