Thoroughly disgusted. 2 years ago, I was able to go to Boca Raton and drive 7 hours to Vermont by myself, now I can barely talk on the phone. I started with perimenopause and then was also diagnosed with adrenal problems. Beyond low cortisol. I have low estrogen, testesterone, and progesterone too. I am dealing with The Clymer Clinic and Woodlands Healing where Dr. Poesnecker once was the leader in adrenal problems. Honestly, everything they have tried on me has made me worse. ACE, I am on now and I am becoming more and more tired. I could not take Cortef or Isocort AT ALL. They both put me in bed. Dr. William Kracht wants me to go on Pregnenelone. I am at a loss. Here are my symptoms. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS UNTIL THIS PAST YEAR. I can barely talk at times, I can't catch my breath, I can't concentrate, I feel winded without doing anything. That is the worst part; being so tired that you cannot talk and breathing feels labored. I feel like I need oxygen. Dr. Kracht has begun to shake his head. I am being told it is the perimenopause that is doing this. I don't know what is doing it, all I know is that what once was easy to do is becoming impossible. I know many with CFS suffer with this, but for it to just happen to me is very hard to understand. I was sick for 19 years before having this. To try and explain that I can't talk to someone because I am winded....NO ONE gets that. Not even those who are sick. Has anyone tried ACE and had problems? Tried adrenal things and had problems and what has helped you? I am taking tri salts, ACE, tyrosine and no real benefit. The tyrosine helps my mood so that is a positive. I don't know what to do. I was told by one friend to contact Dr. Lam. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.