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I really could do with some help. I've just been to the Drs and she said that all my basic tests were normal - liver, kidney, thyroid etc.

I asked her about Addison's and she said that my sodium and potassium levels were normal. The only tests that can be done here (UK) involve having to stay in hospital and she says that as nothing has shown on the bloods, she wouldn't be able to request them.

I showed her my armpits which have gone yellowish brown colour (in the last 4 weeks). Also around my waist line is developing a lightly tanned look - my belly hasn't seen the sun for about 15 years so it can't be a proper tan!!

So just wondering:

a) does the normal sodium/potassium exclude Addison's
b) is there anything that would cause the skin colour changes

I can get a saliva cortisol and DHEA test done privately - do you think I should get that done and would it be sensitive enough to pick anything up?


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