I've posted a few times about my issues over the past month or two. I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself; I just feel completely backed into a corner and don't know what to do anymore. My main symptoms are: * fatigue * vertigo/dizziness * severe reactive hypoglycemia (levels too not drop dangerously low -- they peak after eating, then drop .. which I presume triggers a response) and constantly having to eat every 2 hours or so .. yet rarely feeling full.. however, I become mentally impaired if I don't eat. * 20kg weight gain from the eating * most supplements, stimulants, cortisol-lowering agents (melatonin, adaptogens etc.) worsening symptoms and hunger * feeling profoundly overwhelmed by everything -- my waking state is basically just an experience of constant terror and fragility * cold waking temperature (35.2-35.5 degrees Celsius) *akathisia/restlessness/cognitive disorganization My living environment is awful. There is very little I can do try and relax or take it easy. It's a small house and you can hear everything happening inside -- and to cap it off, we have two dogs who bark outside and drive me insane. So I do nothing all day, then after 9pm or so, try to concentrate on some work .. and usually stay up until 4am. But there is no point trying to correct my circadian rhythm, because the noise-sensitivity/hypervigilance means I can't concentrate at all anyway. I have become too unwell to even leave the house, and I think constantly pushing myself to get away is what drove me into this state. My mother is an emotionally abusive Narcissist. She'll seem like she grasps what's going on when I explain how I feel -- then try and force me out of bed or tell me that "the less you do, the less you can do". She'll offer to help me out financially, then make me feel guilty for the whole process. My father is so emotionally checked out he could care less, except when it comes to 'wasting money' on medical stuff. I'm not a citizen where we live, so can't get any financial help. I've seen an endocrinologist. She tested Thyroid etc. I had to fast and was too unwell to do half the hormonal tests like Cortisol/DHEA etc., so all she really had was Thyroid, which was fine. She then dismissed my case after that. I later realized I'd been trying a peptide in the weeks leading up to my appoint that might have improved Thyroid function, so don't know how reliable those test numbers are anyway. My GP is nice and has been pushing me to go through the public system, but also keeps telling me that "they aren't going to find anything anyway" (which is encouraging and helpful). I saw an integrative GP .. she was really expensive and I didn't have much confidence; she kept talking about Pylouria, and I had to push for a Saliva Hormone Profile. But it's all so expensive -- seeing her, getting the tests done -- I just can't afford it, and have no idea if it will lead anywhere. She did order a free blood test to check fasting Cortisol/DHEA, plus basic blood count etc., so I will try do that. I'm doing a Ketogenic diet for the reactive hypoglycemia, but it isn't helping much (been on it about 14 days). I just feel like everyday is just about basic survival, and I can't get any momentum going or know which direction to turn. Ideally, I wish I could just work with a good integrative doc, but the process is so costly. After years of battling mental illness (and not getting anywhere), the health issues are just driving me to complete despair, and I feel backed into a total corner. So I guess this is just a really roundabout way of asking whether an Adrenal Extract might be worth trying, since I have a little bit of money left and could afford to order one .. I feel like my issues are stemming from low cortisol/HPA-axis dysfunction (or possibly thyroid), but don't know how to improve that .. or even just stay alive long enough to try and find help over the next few months .. I really need something that will help. Sorry again if this is long, or a bit much .. just really feeling it all tonight.