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... I was diagnosed about the same time as you last year. It has been a challenge for me, but I am finally feeling as if I have a handle on all of this. I have a few questions about your symptoms. ... (3 replies)
... induced hypoglycemia test. I have no recollection of being given any other specific tests. I think I was diagnosed as Secondary mostly because I didn't have the hyperpigmentation. But, since then, I've read that some of the symptoms I was having were only symtoms of Primary. ... (8 replies)
... As far as I know, the symptoms of primary and secondary Addison's are exactly the same. ... (8 replies)

... Considering being secondary is a very rare condition and the average endo won't see a single such patient in his career its pretty amazing you manage to see one every day! Do you have any medical journal literature about secondaries having this additional condition? As I understand it low aldosterone is a condition originating in the adrenal glands. How do some... (8 replies)
... Secondary doesn't have this problem but may have other hormonal loses such as low growth hormone, elevated prolactin, sex hormone problems and thyroid problems. ... (8 replies)
... ? Are you saying that renal failure is a symptom of hypoaldosteronism? (Since I was asking about symptoms, not a diagnosis.) I know there's such a thing as hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism, but since this is the Addison's board, I was referring to adrenal hypoaldosteronism, which is what someone would have if they were being treated for secondary Addison's (ACTH deficiency... (8 replies)
... Can anyone tell me what the symptoms would be if one was diagnosed as and treated for Secondary Addison's, but really had Primary? ... (8 replies)
... vitality as the day goes along. I tend to be at my peak about one hour after rising and from then until bedtime it gets very tough. ... (3 replies)
... he vomiting began. The vomiting began, and it didn't stop. It was constant. For the first few weeks I could still eat and drink somewhat, but that has diminished as my condition has worsened. ... (3 replies)
... As far as helping you with your current problem, I think that I can help you a lot. ... (7 replies)
... I see the ingredient Guarana listed, and from everything I've read, persons with adrenal problems should not take guarana as it's a stimulant. ... (2 replies)
Jan 25, 2013
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Jan 25, 2013
... I have not been diagnosed with Addison's as of yet although the term has been thrown around a few times and I will have additional testing done soon. ... (3 replies)
... I find it interesting that you've had Addison's your entire life. I'm wondering if you've felt any sort of a negative progression with this illness as time has gone on? ... (0 replies)
Weight gain?
May 15, 2008
... I was 11years old. I have always been very slim however a couple of years ago I was referred to a new Endocrinologist and he increased my dose of hydrocortisone as he said that I was on too low a dose despite the fact that I felt fine. ... (5 replies)
... I think medical practioners really only recognise adrenal crises or full blown addisons disease. I don't think they are too interested in adrenal fatigue as far as I can tell. However I have read as much as I can and find the best way to handle myself is to try and avoid stress as much as I can .. ... (15 replies)
I need support
Oct 31, 2005
... Sounds as though your doctor is weaning you off of the steroids TEMPORARILY so that she can do an accurate ACTH test for you? ... (6 replies)
... of the US Population get it and I am now going to be a Mayo Case Study! I was told that this often get mistakening diagnoised as Addison's. The prednisone seemed to be helping because the medication they give me for this is in the same family. ... (85 replies)
... ercise. I was diagnosed that year with hypothyroidism and was put on medication that resolved that issue over the course of about 4 years. My levels were spot on as well as my weight and growth develpment. I lived life as a normal happy kid until my seventh grade year. ... (2 replies)
... As far as diet, I have been staying away from carbohydrates as much as I can. However, I have been trying to avoid fats as much as possible. ... (7 replies)

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