Hi, my name is Helena.
I gained 35 pounds in just over 2 months this year out of the blue. This was happening while I was going to the gym for minimum 2 hrs a day and while eating better than i ever have in my life. I have constant headaches and pain behind my right eye. I have awful lower back pain and my muscles hurt at the slightest form of exercise. I cant even take my kids to the park because it hurts to chase after them and i end up feeling sore and nauseas. I also end up out of breath very easily. I now have red stretch marks on my arms even though i have only appeared to gain weight in my stomach. My face has started to look fatter and i now have high cholesterol and acid reflux.
I kept going back to my dr because i was feeling ill and helpless and she kept saying it was stress. Eventually my dr went on vacation and her replacement immediately tested my cortisol levels which came back high. it was 840.
im being sent to a specialist in november. its hard because my dr wouldnt listen to me and i imagine that this probably happens to so many people out there and they dont know that they have it.
thank you for posting this website you have given me hope :)