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... My knuckles, knees, scars, are still dark after a year on meds. I did lighten up slightly this winter, but still tan easily. My doctor said it would go away eventually. ... (3 replies)
... and also got real dark grayish color on nipples and in the whole crotch area. It did take a long time, but most of the color has faded. ... (3 replies)
... I've been severely depressed and apathetic for the last 8 years. I have headaches and strange sensations on my scalp constantly. I also have hyperpigmentation on the knuckles of my big toes, on my upper lip, and on my genital skin. I found Addisons Disease online and decided maybe I have it. ... (0 replies)

... I saw a dermatologist Sept 2010 because I noticed darkened spots on my face that concerned me. She dx'd it as melasma, a skin condition that women who are pregnant or are taking BCP commonly have. ... (0 replies)
... Hi, thanks everyone! I'm definitely taking all of your suggestions and advice to heart. I have the appointment with a neurologist on Monday, and I think I'll ask if he can refer me to an endocrinologist since I'm sure he might agree that he's likely not the person for me to see. ... (5 replies)
... It doesn't much matter which, but some docs treat primaries different than secondaries. If you are a primary, downen was right on and a correct fludrocortisone dose is imperative to feeling well. Forget the bloodwork on this and go by how you feel so long as your electrolytes are in range. ... (8 replies)
... my hands were darker than the rest of me, my knuckles especially. my upper arms looked dirty, and i developed dark freckles on my face. all unusual coloring went away as soon as i started taking prednisone. ... (9 replies)
... You have an adrenal sitting on top of each kidney. ... (2 replies)
Addison question
Jun 18, 2006
... In its early stages, adrenal insufficiency can be difficult to diagnose. A review of a patient's medical history based on the symptoms, especially the dark tanning of the skin, will lead a doctor to suspect Addison's disease. ... (8 replies)
... This may help you a bit. Copied from another site. Symptoms The symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually. Chronic, worsening fatigue and muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and weight loss are characteristic of the disease. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea occur in about 50 percent of cases. Blood pressure is low and falls further when standing, causing... (8 replies)
... eplying. I didn't think you could diagnose Addison's by simple blood tests. I actually wrote my doctor a letter today insisting that I need further testing based on my severe symptoms alone. I'm assuming my cortisol test came back normal because I never heard from my doctor's office. ... (2 replies)
... When the blood was drawn I was actually almost in my second trimester (a few days away from it). Another something to consider would be that I was under some physical stress at the time (I was on too much T3 and felt a little wired and my baby died sometime that week which I hadn't known at the time but I'm sure my body was responding to it in some way). The endo tested it... (3 replies)
... Really strange - I did some searching and coming up with opposite symptoms. I am tired all the time, but have weight gain, no loss of appetite, no nausea, no vomiting and high bp. None of the other symptoms either. The symptoms of adrenal insufficiency usually begin gradually. Characteristics of the disease are chronic, worsening fatigue muscle weakness loss of... (9 replies)
... d until it suddenly takes a turn for the worst and you fall into an Addisonian crisis, which is fatal without immediate action!!! An Endocrine doctor can put you on the road to recovery. My teenage son ALWAYS FELT HORRIBLE too. ... (4 replies)




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