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Hi All, I'm going to sound really confused here, mainly as I am!! I have had something going on now for about 10 years, started during my third pregnancy. Significant weight gain beyond normal pregnancy weight and hard to lose after, borderline GD, child was born with some issues and intellectual impairment/autism (which may not be related since all my 5 children have autism!). Anyway, so since then lots of muscle pain, upper body weakness, various things - bowel issues, IBS, nausea, pain, tiredness, very fleeting things happening a lot. Fast forward to a month back - gp put me on a trial of cymbalta - I thought I was going to die. One tablet caused severe symptoms, heart went mad, I was passing in and out of consciousness, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness like you wouldnt believe (I get vertigo all the time and this was worse than that!). Anyway gp put it down as allergic reaction but now I wonder if it was somehting else? My cortisol levels have been tested a few times over the years and have come back abnormal but then they re-tested (via bloods) and it was normal so ignored it. However this recent blood test showed it was significantly abnormal, along with my potassium and iron levels. He also mentioned other things but I wasnt really with it. he wants me to do a 24 hour urine test now. he said he suspected Addisons, however I am fat (93kg) and have no dark patches - although I did about 4 years ago, dark dark knees and stomach while pregnant skin was dark and hard like leather. Not sure if that was related though but it was strange. Anyway, so is he confused or am I? How can he be testing for Addisons but me being fat? Since the cymbalta my pain (fibro they call it) has significantly increased to the point where 6 voltaren and 4 panadol a day do nothing (they usually just took the edge off the daily pain but now do nothing to make it bareable). Hes given me tramadol to trial, I havent started as yet as today is really bad with severe upset tummy adn feeling liek I want to pass out so would rather wait till I feel a bit better! Ideas? anything welcome, Im so desperate for answers and now it appears we may finally be getting there. (Over the years Ive had nerve conductions studies, MRIs x 2, and so many bloods taken it isnt funny! but still no answers, except ANA is always up, CRP is nearly always up, and bloods showed speckled pattern for one of the tests - they thought I may have had lupus or myasthenia gravis at one point due to the severe shoulder and neck weakness. I also get migraines ALL the time and most days vertigo as well. They have ruled out MS for sure but suspect something autoimmue due to a strong family history. thanks so much (hugs to you all!) Cindy