Lyme & Polycystic Kidney Disease
I have a genetic condition known as Polycystic Kidney Disease. I'm in my mid 40s and they say I won't live past sixty, but other than an occasional stone it doesn't trouble me.
I caught Lyme disease in 2007 and this is a common source of adrenal fatigue. The two together left me absolutely miserable. I had a headache every single day, any sort of meal with protein could trigger migraine like symptoms, and I had miserable constipation.
I started taking DHEA on my doctor's advice, got referred to a good Lyme doc, and he put me on Fludrocortisone to boost aldosterol levels and cortisone to get my cortisol levels into the normal range.
It was practically a rebirth; I went back to work full time, I could exercise without making myself sick with flu like symptoms for three days afterward, and in general I went back to what a man in his mid forties should be.