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Hi,
I am new to these boards as far as posting is concerned, although have read many threads for your help.

I get my results from a short syncathan test on 9th Aug, but my biggest concern is not exactly the weight loss as I have only lost a few pounds but i look like i have lost more through muscle wastage.
The tops of my arms and thighs have gone really flabby with all the muscle gone. I have not yet been diagnosed Addison's or Adrenal Stress etc as yet but I do have pigmentation down sides of face and neck, low blood pressure, irratable, i don't crave salt but know I am better with it than without, my hair has gone gray and thin, and so it goes on, amongst many more symptoms which i'm sure most of you know only too well.

My main problem - which i can't stand is muscle wastage, i'm embarressed to wear sleeveless tops in hot weather, but do anyway, i hate getting dressed up now as i make do with anything as i feel i look awful anyway.
My family ask me if i'm ok all the time when i see them, they can't help it they just worry.
I know i've had a crsis or similar in the past, it the deck, hot clammy, needing to eat, hypoglycemia.
Can anyone tell if any treatment they have had for addison's or adrenals has helped muscle wastage. When i did weights it made it worse.
Please any ideas i could investigate would be a start. :confused:





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