Do you ever feel like this? Do you feel like this all the time? Hello! I have news for you.
1) You're chronically under replaced with hydrocortisone
2) You're not taking your cortisol physiologically
3) You're thyroid is not optimized
4) A combination of these three things
5) Something else entirely
It's that simple. Yes, there could be something else wrong that you don't know about it which would make #1 happen. You have to fix #1 to figure out #5 or you could kill yourself. Chronic under replacement of hydrocortisone will KILL you.
How do you test this theory? Double or triple your HC for 2-3 days. If you feel better, you might be smarter than the person who prescribed you not enough HC! If you feel worse, you should safely be able to return to your maintenance dose.
Are you taking your cortisol physiologically? If you don't know what this means, you're not taking your HC physiologically. You need help. Study and research. Join the free forum at www.addisonssupport.com or hire me to help you understand what "physiological dosing" means.
Is your thyroid optimized? Probably not. Most doctors have a hard on over TSH. TSH is NOT an accurate measurement of thyroid status. This blog post should get you started: http://www.tiredthyroid.com/optimal-labs.html I did not write this.
You should not be too tired to take a shower. If you are, you need help. Get it. If you can't do it yourself, Force someone close to you to help. Join my free forum. Hire me if you have money. You deserve a better life than what you're living.
If you decide it's totally normal to feel so tired that you don't want to shower day after day, you like to be sick. It is not normal nor is it acceptable. If you think it's normal to be so tired you can't take a shower and you took offense at my statement that you like to be sick, let that anger be your catalyst. You know what's right. You know there's a better quality of life. Find a way to at least tend to your basic needs of #1-#4 for someone with adrenal insufficiency.