I’ll try to be short. I’m 23, chronic insomniac for 4 hours. Induced by stress: severe sleep deprivation, regular all-nighters during college and six months of CrossFit with a strict Paleo diet. But before this I always had a problem of oily skin and excess hair growth. 3 years into the insomnia, acne appeared. The doctor tested only total testosterone which was high. Saliva test showed DHEA depleted, cortisol low all day, high at night. (Fasting insulin a few months before this was less than 3!) Hair growth briefly increased but now is back to my “normal.” Now, a year later, testosterone is normal high, DHEA (blood test) very high – 464. Very oily T-zone, same acne as a year ago. I ALWAYS have regular periods (praise God!). Never used BC.
I was recently put on prednisone to help battle an ear infection
At first it was helping. Then I started flushing on my face and arms. The flushing was so bad it was like the worst sunburn ever. I had to keep cold compresses on it. Then I couldn't sleep and by chance I did fall into a light sleep I would have terrible night mares.
I just quit the Meds having a few days left. And now 3 days later still suffering.
Head feels foggy. Wake up feeling empending doom. Head aches bad.
Hopefully this will pass sooner than what u have read on others post.
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