Yeah, I actually read your post about endocrine/adrenal disorders and a possible link to acne. I would be interested in anything you find out. This could be a possible explanation for why I've complained of fatigue since puberty; the B12 deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia have been identified and treated but I still feel the same. And, oh yeah, the acne....
I've found out quite a bit about the endocrine system and have been studying for almost 8 years now. Things about acne are really starting to make sense to me now. I'd be happy to share all I find out in my later appointment. Keep in touch. If you have fatigue, it could be related to an endocrine disorder as most are genetic as I mentioned. Fatigue was a HUGE thing for me now but good news...when my parathyroid disease was finally diagnosed using labs I'd gathered, I had the surgery to remove the bad parathyroid glands and almost a year later, I have NO fatigue. It's wonderful. That's why I'm still scared to muck up more things with Accutane. B12 is also commonly deficient in parathyroid disease so it's interesting you mention that. I have yet to study why, though. But it's clear that parathyroid disease doesn't cause the acne, but more along the lines of the adrenal glands having an issue in some way, or the pituitary depending on what is the exact cause.
But we don't know if that's the exact cause or if another hormonal tumor is floating around in myself personally. Here's an interesting read (sorta) if you're bored: http://en.wikipedia....â€“adrenal_axis This explains a little about how our hypothalamus and pituitary interact with the adrenal glands. When stuff with one of those goes wrong, problems with our adrenal hormones goes wrong. It could be something wrong with the adrenal, pituitary or hypothalamus and any number of things from adrenal tumors to pituitary tumors, or adrenal enlargement just to name a few.
As for you, if you're going to get diagnosed, I would highly recommend only going to specialists and getting blood tests to cover all endocrine organs, while explaining any symptoms. Endocrinologists are not much help UNLESS they are the head endocrinologist at a teaching hospital, depending on where you are. Some GP's or internal med guys ( if smart) can be supportive though. I went through normal endos like flies. It may be a lot of work, but it may actually be safer than taking Accutane if you have an underlying disorder of this nature.
Edited by Mahweeoh, 18 July 2013 - 02:05 AM.