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Re: Question
Dec 1, 2004
[QUOTE=Chrisgj]Likeme, you really need to get that stim test. If there is something wrong, that test will show it.


I've compiled this list of hypoadrenal and adrenal crisis symptoms.


Symptoms of primary adrenal insufficiency (secondary shares most of the above symptoms) Most patients with primary insufficiency experience fatigue, generalized weakness, loss of appetite and weight loss.

Other symptoms can include (no one has all the symptoms)
Darkening of the skin (happens in Addison's - if you don't have darkening you can still have a lessor degree of adrenal insufficiency - and sometimes happens in secondary adrenal insufficiency)


Hypotension (low blood pressure with lightheadedness after standing up)
need for excessive amounts of sleep
chronic, worsening fatigue
Muscle and joint pain
muscle weakness
loss of appetite
lowered resistance to infection
Salt cravings
low stamina
weight loss
decreased tolerance to cold and subnormal body temperature
poor circulation
low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia)
allergies
apathy or depression
low self-esteem due to low energy output
low levels of gastric hydrochloric acid
tendency to constipation





Acute adrenal crisis symptoms and signs

Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting (vomiting or abdominal pain is a signal that an adrenal crisis might occur)
Other symptoms of adrenal crisis
(no one has every symptom)
headache
profound weakness
fatigue
slow, sluggish, lethargic movement
low blood pressure (falls when standing from a horizontal)
dehydration
high fever
shaking chills
confusion or coma
darkening of the skin (see skin, abnormally dark or light)
rapid heart rate
joint pain
abdominal pain
unintentional weight loss
rapid respiratory rate (see tachypnea)
unusual and excessive sweating on face and/or palms
skin rash or lesion may be present
flank pain
loss of appetite

I don't remember is you said you have this book. If not, get it. Wouldn't hurt to read it again if its been a while.

Adrenal Fatigue The 21st century Stress Syndrome James L. Wilson
N.D.,D.C.,Ph.D. (I consider this one the bible for the adrenals. 350 pages. 16 pages on diet, 20 on Addison's. Everyone with an adrenal problem should have this book)


Chris[/QUOTE]
Thank you Chris and I will check into the book...I guess I dont have any adrenline problems. i guess Im going to have to realize im just having anxiety and thyroid problems.Out of your list of symptoms above I only have the low sugar, fatigue, strange heart rates and on occation an headache and all that can be thyroid related as well...Guess Im just searching out for answers b/c I feel so worse on thyroid pills than without...Anywho thank you for taking your time out for me...Take care





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