I have these exact symptoms. Use to be just a random itchy rash on my neck or face (I thought it was from mildew in our basement), it progressed to entire limbs itching (and of coarse swelling) in about 6 months. I have tried things in my own like probiotics, DIM, and Epsom salt bath. Then turned to the stinging nettle capsules, mixed herbal teas, and putting a dash of tumeric in food every day. I don’t get near as bad of outbreaks (maybe a red spot that I scratched here and there). I never linked the cramps and the bowl movements in the morning to it though – time to look up natural healing for my gut. Thank you!
Our current understanding of adrenal function is still at its infancy at best. It is therefore very difficult for any health professional to have a good grasp of the Adrenal Fatigue condition from a purely pathological and physiological perspective. The number of physicians with true expertise in advanced Adrenal Fatigue is very small. Those who are good in this gain their expertise not from textbooks, but from years of clinical experience. There is no short cut, because text-book cases are few and far between. Because the full recovery cycle can take years to complete in severe cases, practitioners with little experience will find it hard to handle cases other than the most mild and straight forward ones.
I had a PICC line placed in my left arm about three inches above the elbow. The poor PA who placed it was terrified. She called me the day before to go over the procedure in pinched, staccato notes. She casually mentioned that she was considering doing the placement in the ER since they would have a crash cart nearby. The infusion nurses had regaled her with stories of my reactions and anaphylaxis history. I laughed and then felt bad about it. “Whatever you need to feel comfortable is fine,” I told her. It is the first time I remember a provider being scared of my disease.