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... xcess of MSH. MSH is a pituitary hormone that simulates melanocytes in your skin to make melanin, a hormone that causes tanning. MSH is a component of ACTH, so the excess ACTH also has some direct tanning effect. ... (2 replies)
... Also, I'm really curious, can you explain a little what the "no tolerance" for stress in Addison's disease feels like? ... (5 replies)
Thyroid adrenal?
Feb 13, 2006
... There is a link between the adrenal and thyroid glands in that they are both part of the endrocine system, but there are distinct differences on how they fail. ... (20 replies)

... It doesn't much matter which, but some docs treat primaries different than secondaries. If you are a primary, downen was right on and a correct fludrocortisone dose is imperative to feeling well. Forget the bloodwork on this and go by how you feel so long as your electrolytes are in range. ... (8 replies)
... the most notable were extreme fatigue, balace issues from very low blood pressure with a few falls, intolerance to heat and cold, and no tolerance for stress. Anything that stresses the body needs the body to produce cortisone and I wasn't producing enough to handle normal body stressors. ... (5 replies)
... the thyroid is treated first it will make you feel "worse"! You need the ACTH stimulation test. This is the best test for addisons. Info below. ... (2 replies)
... and after being on Armour thyroid for a little over 4 weeks, I feel a little worse than before. ... (2 replies)
... every day. It definitely takes awhile for it to fade after having an acth that high. My almost 10 year old son is seeing a pediatric endo next week for thyroid problems and I'm going to ask to check him for adrenal issues as well since he gets tired easily and is extremely thin and he gets nauseas a lot. ... (3 replies)
... adrenal fatigue by my holistic doc who is also an md. I have been put on a glandular supplement which I have been taking since January. I also have an enlarged thyroid gland with two nodules on it. My endo has put me on a low dose of synthroid to shrink it. After doing some reading I am wondering if this is a wise decision? ... (1 replies)
... I'm new to this board, and new to Addison's disease. I meet with an endo in late June to formally discuss symptoms and hopefully get the correct tests, but I would like to go in armed with the best information possible to make sure I can advocate for myself. ... (0 replies)
... Thank you, it really does help. Whatever is doing this to my skin, I just hope it's something that can be diagnosed and treated. ... (5 replies)
... I had all of your symptoms and then some. ... (5 replies)
... I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I started treatment a year and a half ago which improved some of my symptoms. ... (8 replies)
... and found that I have hyperpigmentation on my nuckles on my fingers and toes. He asked me if anyone in my family had Addison's Disease or Graves disease, or if I had ever been diagnosed with a Thyroid problem. ... (4 replies)
New to Addison's
May 10, 2006
... am. I was battling the thyroid before they found the Addison's, at one point my TSH was 67!! ... (6 replies)
... I just posted a thread on the Thyroid board as well so if you want to know more about my symptoms before you reply here please read that. ... (1 replies)
... before the dr visit i felt hypo thyroid but that changed. ... (0 replies)
... Hello Tracy!! Thank you so very very much for the info!! I'm seeing a holistic MD soon and will request those tests. I have no doubt he's familiar with them as he deals specifically with the hormones. ... (11 replies)
... c I was 25 years old and had worse acne than I did in high school and got fed up with it. He noticed that I have hyperpigmentation, and asked if anyone had ever mentioned Addison's disease to me. ... (0 replies)
... norm later in the day. So I guess it's not a ACTH producing tumor because it has this rythm? ... (2 replies)

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