Pain from the past, felt in the present
Stressful experiences and chronic stress affect your body's ability to repair, heal, and recuperate. When there is long-term stressors or major transitions/shifts in life, your body may go into a state of Flight or Flight - a constant state of over-stimulation of the adrenal glands. This constant "reaction" mode can cause shifts on your body's natural balance of hormones. Long-term stress like this can cause disruptions like difficulty with sleep, sugar cravings, anxiety, and low energy. Although all blood tests may say "normal", you may not agree with that anymore. Below are some possible causes of these unexplained symptoms.
What you may have been through (possible causes)...
Stressful experiences like death of loved one, divorce or surgery
Exposure to environmental toxins and pollution
Prolonged stress due to financial hardship, bad relationships or work environment, and other conditions that entail feelings of helplessness
Negative thinking and emotional trauma
Poor diet (including crash diets)
Lack of exercise
Adverse events in childhood
Reliance on stimulants like caffeine or energy drinks
What you may be experiencing now (symptoms)..
Chronic fatigue (always feeling tired)
Weakened stress response
Decreased sex drive/libido
Moodiness and irritability
Muscle or bone loss
Sweet and salty food cravings