So I'm debating whether or not I need to go back to the doctor. About a year ago I had some blood work done for something else and my cortisol level was included in that. The doctor mentioned it was low at the time but nothing else. I figured if it was an issue he'd elaborate right?
Anyways flash forward to now and I'm coming to terms that something is up. I've really probably had fatigue and abdominal issues and such for around 5 years at least. But it's just now gotten to the point where I'm like this can't be normal. This fall I've felt like I've been constantly sick. I'm always tired. I haven't even been up 12 hours today and I'm fighting to keep my eyes open. Being in college everyone around me is always complaining about being tired and drinking caffeine so it feels normal - but they're also getting like 6 hours of sleep in a week while I'm wasting over 50 hours of my time on sleep and still feeling exhausted.
I'm also always nauseous. It's like I'm pregnant and have morning sickness (I'm not lol). Some days it goes away and others it stays until I go to sleep. And I'm really sensitive to food and smells. If somebody is cooking and I'm not hungry the smell makes me want to throw up, I have to leave the room it's so bad. I've really lost my appetite too. Sometimes it's to certain foods or food groups, others nothing sounds appetizing. Even thinking of water will make me feel sick on occasion.
Lastly - though I'm sure there's more wrong with me - is the pain. I've gotten abdominal pain since I was probably 11 or 12. My parents took me to the ER the first couple times scared that I had appendicitis. It's never really gone away. I had ultrasounds and blood work done a few years ago but everything came back normal. I was put on ulcer meds which helped a bit but I still get sharp pains. From time to time they're so bad I can't move for several minutes until it subsides. I'm also just generally sore all the time. My shoulders, back, stomach, even my hands.
Sorry this got so long, but I guess what I'm wondering is, should I go see a doctor and get some cortisol tests done again?