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I have been told by a few people to check into Addisons Disease after they have heard of my symptoms. I have been seeing a cardiologist for about 6 months now but I am getting no where with him. He has me on contradictive medications, ex. Toporal to lower my blood pressure and flournef to help raise it and a high salt diet to retain water along with the flornef. He has not given me a name for what he thinks is wrong with me and I have just come accross this board on Addisons and am starting to believe this might be my problem. Since I was about 7 years old i've been dealing with sudden fainting spells where one minute im here the next im not. I black out for several minutes and am unable to wake on my own. I have no recolection of the fainting or a few minutes before, so short term memory loss. My blood pressure drops for no reason 40/ 30 being my lowest about 4 months ago and on average it is about 113 over 75 sometimes lower. I have a constant feeling of tiredness like no matter how much sleep I get I am still tired. I have spurts of bad sweating but am not hot or in humid weather. I have alot of aggrivation in my legs and feet, feels like how they describe RLS ( restless leg syndrome ) crawly, tingling, pins and needles ,gotta move around. Recently within the last year I have been having headaches and Migranes several times a week. I have strange rushes, feels like a sudden burst of anxiety or anxiousness, like I could jump up from where ever im sitting and scream or run or something. I have alot of stomach problems that feel like IBS ( irratable Bowel Syndrome ) seems everything irritates my stomach, on a regular basis I have nausea, dihareah,constipation, pains, pelvic pain. I get the shakes in my hands a few times a week and have feelings like I am shaking but not moving. I know that with Addisons they said that a big sign is skin discoloration. I am very fair skined but do not really have the discoloration, I have slight discoloration on my neck but not very noticable. I have an apointment with my regular physician to go over another non related medication but would like to bring up with him and discuss Addisons if this seems like a possibility of my symptoms. I would also like to know if anyone can tell me what a Doctor will do to diagnose someone with Addisons, what tests and methods they use. And what treatments there are. I know there are a few types od Addisons from what I have read on here and would like to know the differences between them and how many there are.
Thank you for your comments.

:angel: Jen:angel:
This is so weird... I myself have been having a problem with feelings of a rush or drop in blood pressure or something that makes me jump because of the feeling. I was just at the store today picking out meat and I had to grab on to the rail beCAUSE I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO BLACK OUT I FELT LIKE I DID FOR LIKE THREE OR FOUR SECONDS AND THEN GRABBED MY SON AND HAD TO PAY FOR THE STUFF I GOT . I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PROBLEM FOR ABOUT FIVE MONTHS AND IT IS VERY SCARE IT HAPPENED AT WORK AND THE FIRST TIME MY ADRENAL FELT WEIRD FIRST I FELT THE FEELING OF LIKE I AM GOING TO BLACK OUT THEN I HAD A RUSH FEELING AND IT WOULDN'T GO AWAY AND MY HANDS TURNED BLUE I WENT TO EMERGENCY AND THEY WERE BLUE FOR SIX HOURS AND THEY COULDN'T DETERMINE WHAT I HAD MY REGULAR BLOOD TEST WAS OK AND FINALLY MY HANDS STOPPED FROM BEING BLUE THEY CHANGE MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE BUT I ALREADY WAS TAKING IT FOR TWO YEARS NO PROBLEMS. SAID I HAD RAYNOIDS PHENOMIN BUT NOW THE FEELINGS KEEP COMING AND WHEN THEY DO IT IS SO SCARY AND I SEE AN ENDRICRINE DR. AT IT SEEMS LIKE MY ALDOESTRONE IS 10 POINTS HIGHER BUT HE STILL ISN'T WORRIED I DON'T UNDERSTAND I AM NOT CRAZY NOR IS THIS ANXIETY I KNOW WHAT THAT IS. ALL THEY WANT TO DO NOW IS CHANGE MY BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE AGAING BECAUSE MY BLOOD PRESSURE KEEPS SHOOTING UP AND DOWN LIKE A ROLLER COASTER. AND ME I AM ALWAYS TIRED MYSELF SOME DAYS I FEEL LIKE I AM NOT GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY I JUST WANT ANSWERS JUST LIKE YOU AND FOR ME THEY SAID IT WASN'T ADDISONS DISEASE BUT I HAVE ALL THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPO THYROID ONE TEST CAME OUT LOW HE DID ANOTHER ONE AND IT CAME OUT NORMAL WELL TWO POINTS FROM BEING LOW I JUST DON'T GET WHY THE DOCTORS DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOU AND I AM ASKING FOR AN MRI JUST TO MAKE SURE NO TUMORS ARE CAUSING ALDOESTRONE LEVELS TO GO UP THEN IF NOT WHAT COULD IT BE CAN U OR ANYONE HELP ME IT IS SO SCAREY?:confused: :





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