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... e started steroid therapy with 5 mg. Pred and 5 mg. Cortef in the morning and 10 mg. Cortef in the evening. He recently weaned to 5 mg. Cortef at night. He has salt cravings which appear to be happening more often. The good news is is that when he eats salt, his headaches go away. ... (3 replies)
... Addisons patients crave salt, becasue there is a tendency to be an imbalance between Sodium and Potassium Potassium is uaulaly high and Sodium is low. This causes a salt craving, and considering that sodium is low, the salt is not bad for you. ... (3 replies)
... Low DHEA is associated with Crohn's and adrenal insufficiency causes low DHEA. Perhaps you should have your son's DHEAS checked. ... (3 replies)

Low sodium
Feb 3, 2009
... I'm sorry to hear that your not feeling well. I really don't use this message board anymore, as it was my experience that not a lot of people respond, even though there are a bunch of users on this board. So, having said that, if you reply and I don't respond for a few days, keep checking. ... (2 replies)
... ut most doctors are not trained to seek out answers that way, but to treat symptoms with drugs. Take your son to an osteopath as they are very good at find out causes and treating the the causes instead of symptoms. Osteopaths are real doctors. ... (2 replies)
... You do have some of the classic signs and symptoms of Addison's, plus a few others. The fatigue, low sodium, low BP, dizziness, nausea, GI problems, thirst and salt cravings are all consistent with it. Since you had borderline low cortisol levels in March, I would get them repeated at both 8 AM and 4 PM if you can. ... (5 replies)
... e, and was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when I was 15. Back then, I was still able to function normally, I just got tired really easy and had episodes of 'crashes' when I was stressed or overexerted myself. However, I managed to get through high school and lead a fairly normal life until 2000. ... (12 replies)

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