A Golden Oldie

Hi all:)

I am in a pickle, and i feel its time to take my head out of the sand and get this Cortisol thing sorted. So here goes.. My son is 7 – i breastfed for 2 weeks as only a tiny drop would come out and we just could not get it to work…. But 7 years on i still have white/milk like discharge from right breast, and clear from left. Mainly right breast. I informed my doctor for the last 7 years everytime i went that it was odd it was still coming out- and that i was literally tired ALL the time. I was also depressed – so i was put on medication for this, and each time i mentioned this, it was always put down to depression. Or how is your diet? etc. I grew tired of this old answer because life was good- i had nothing to be depressed about- and my lifestyle and eating habits are really good.

So the doctor ordered several blood test, a full looking over. And scan for my breasts- which were normal. But the blood test came back with high cortisol.
I do bruise easily yes, lower back pain, sever fatigue- but the doctor said bec i didnt not have the swelling etc it could not be cushings.

Next test was 24 hour urine collection and dex suppression (not sure if thats spelt right) test.

Still cortisol came back high. but prolactin was not high?

My doctor then refered me to a endo – which gave me an appointment almost 9 months away- (major shortage in endos where i lived- and i was not considered a risk)

IN this time i seperated from my partner and just got stuck into work- put my head in the sand and when i wasnt working or looking after my son i slept. Not normal.

I went back to the doctor again finally a year later – ready to sort this out- breast scan again- still fine. Blood test- cortisol still high, little higher than last two tests she said, but not alarmingly high.

I cant take any contraceptive pill etc as they make me crazy. Something is up with my hormones. I had a miscarrige 2 months ago, followed with severe abdo pain- for a month and a half. I am not one to make a fuss and very high pain tolerence so no ultra sound was given at first just antibiotics and assumption it would cure it.

I lived with it for one more month- then went to doctor again- scan done- ovary bleeding and other in wrong place- shrugged off and told come back in 8 weeks to see if on going problem.

And now i have to get back into Endo and be placed in another waiting list to be seen. Because i am 28 – i think they do not see me as a person who needs help the quickest. Its just i dont carry on about my symptoms and moan- i get on with it, i have to, i am a mum- i am so frustrated now tho- something is not right.

Any advice. I dont know- any reassurance or explanation – help anything would be appreciated greatly.

I feel like i am some kind of person to the doctor who is one of those ones who is looking  for an illness. But i am looking for an answer to my symptoms.

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