Hey all...Merry Christmas!! Just had a quick question. I have had thyroid issues in the past (Graves,, now Hashimotos, but my GP & ENT say I don't need thyroid replacement yet). Also have the fibro & RA, Sjogrens, early lupus. I started having severe sweating spells about 7 months ago. I finally found an endocrinologist & saw him last week. He ordered 22, yes, 22!! vials of blood on me. He said I was definitely androgen deficient, which I already knew. I've been in menopause for 15 years, so it's not "hot flashes". Does anyone know what all he could have been testing for? I hate to think I will be waiting till March to find out what's wrong w/ me (I don't go back till then). I think he was wondering about adrenal or cortisol problems (I've been on prednisone for a year), & possible diabetes or maybe insulin resistance. I also have to do a 24 hr urine test still. Anyone else have these syptoms or know possible causes? I was just wondering if maybe this could be related to lupus? I don't have true SLE yet, but my rheumy says I could potentially develop it since some of my lupus panels are abnormal. I've also been getting headaches just above 1 of my eyebrows, which I rarely get. Doesn't feel like a sinus headache. Thanks all for any info!!