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... my pelvis and have been healing and slowly able to get around again with a walker and sometimes just a cane. My problem is that I lost lots of weight and height as I am osteoporosis and neuropathy as well as Hashimotos thyroiditis and diabetes mellitus. Some of my specialty docs I will be seeing in the next few months. ... (2 replies)
... ave. Lots of autoimmune things probably due to being on steroids for so many years. I keep up with my needs and docs know that so I also call the shots on meds as well. May have to do the infusion for the bone problem. Lost quite a bit of height and weight with this fall and pelvic fractures. ... (2 replies)
... t. I also think the thyroid meds you are using are part of your problem. I have been on Levothyroxin for years and no problem but some people are on other meds as well. Talk to your doc. ... (1 replies)

... em with a bowl of oatmeal and some canned fruit and two magnesium pill in the morning. I go regularly each morning but I also take some calcium later in the day as magnesium can take the calcium out of your body. This works well for me. I use magnesium oxide. ... (1 replies)
... DO NOT suddenly stop any med, as most often they have to be weaned from. ... (2 replies)
... 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. ... (4 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)

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