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I have been recently diagnosed with Addisons Disease in November of 2003. My story is typical where I wasn't diagnosed until at a very grave point. Two days after diagnosis I ended up in the emergency room in adrenal crisis ... a blood pressure of 80/37 and dehydration. 16 bags of saline later and a short hospital stay I was feeling better and released. I also have Hashimoto's Hypothyroid. My family has a history of many endocrine problems. I am presently taking 5mg. of prednisone and 0.1 mg of fludrocotisone and 25mg of DHEA. I am really starting to feel like my old self again. Even my hyperpigmentation is lightening.

I am still trying to understand my body with this disease. Do any of you find yourselves excessively thirsty? I am drinking at least a gallon of water a day and find my mouth still feels dry and I am thirsty. And I also still feel like I died and went to heaven anytime I eat a pickle or olive or potato chip.

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