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You can eat all the bananas you want, they won't hurt you at all. What do you mean by "each time I have went to the ER"? Why are you going there? I've had Addisons since I was 12 and only go to the "ER" when I break something (like my back/neck, leg, shoulder, etc). Once I drank way too much-that sucked. If anything your potasium will go high as a result of dehydration, not low.
[QUOTE=pacerpilot;4207003]You can eat all the bananas you want, they won't hurt you at all. What do you mean by "each time I have went to the ER"? Why are you going there? I've had Addisons since I was 12 and only go to the "ER" when I break something (like my back/neck, leg, shoulder, etc). Once I drank way too much-that sucked. If anything your potasium will go high as a result of dehydration, not low.[/QUOTE]

I have been to the ER with atrial fibrillation; earlier this month they had to shock me to get my heart back into normal rhythm...it is my under standing that addison's disease is a severe form of adrenal fatigue where you are mostly bed-ridden...BUT, it is possible to have varying degrees of adrenal fatigue with Addison's being the worst kind.

My nutitional counciler believes that I am suffering from adrenal fatigue and a thyroid problem...my saliva cortisol levels show adrenal issues...I am trying to piece it all together, and since I have read that people with Addison's generally have high potassium, and mine was low in the ER, I was confused if I really have adreanl problems, then why was my potassium low and not high?

I have read potassium can drop with stress so maybe because I was in distress it was low? I have very low energy, and bouts most days as if I literally feel as if I am wearing a suit made of lead weights...Is this indicitive of adrenal fatigue???

As for the bananas and prunes, I try to mix them with some protein now; will that help the glycemic thing?
No doctor has ever said that people with adrenal fatigue or Addisons ever become bed ridden. People with Addisons live life just fine as long as they take they're meds and see a doctor regularly. I have Addisons and I am a active mother of 3 young children.





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