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... Abby you need to calm yourself stress can take a toll on ur health. I would say keep taking 30 mg a day if that's what feels right. listen to ur body. either way your endocrine doc has to test u to see what is the correct dose. When you have low cortisol usually you take hydrocortison and its accompanied by fludrocortisone. so check that out. My son Tyler was diagnosed with... (8 replies)
... Abby you need to calm yourself stress can take a toll on ur health. I would say keep taking 30 mg a day if thats what feels right. listen to ur body. either way your endocrine doc has to test u to see what is the correct dose. When you have low cortisol usually you take hydrocortison and its accompanied by fludrocortisone. so check that out. My son tyler was diagnosed with... (8 replies)
... Please someone please give me some ideals , i feel so bad i don't even feel like getting a shower ...let alone taking care of my 4 children and working ! PLEASE HELP ! ... (8 replies)

... Okay...so here are the basics. I am a 33 year old woman with one child who is 3. I will list my symptoms: List of long term symptoms: Hx of Anxiety, SVT, Depression, Irritability, PVCs and PACs and Fatigue (Anxiety, Tachycardia and Palpitations controlled with Klonopin and Metoprolol) Allergies seasonal (3 replies)
... I'm not dead yet. Keep it all in perspective. I didn't want to warn you at all, thinking you would freak out. Keep that in mind. But I have to. Please don't freak out. Sorry. ... (2 replies)
... m hoping some people can hopefully give me some advice please regarding treatment. ... (1 replies)
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May 10, 2012
... g deal but now it is getting worse and I am getting weaker and it's my fault because I have neglected to take my meds in the afternoon and exercise and all that. Please do not neglect yourself. ... (5 replies)
... If you have any family or friends who can read this and help you, PLEASE share this with them. ... (1 replies)
... Please help me if you can. I am new to writing here but not Reading. I'll try to explain in brief so you can see the whole picture. I'm 26, at 21 started getting I'll- weightloss, deep aches, chronic debilitating fatigue, hypoglycemia( actuall since I was young). Lost my job due to this. Told I had pcos, endometreosis. I saw 5 consultants in the Uk and in desperation in sep I... (0 replies)
... I have been thru diagnostic hell! It all started in december. I have posted on many boards (mostly fibromyalgia board) And now I have had other symptoms and was researching addison's and realized alot of my symptoms fit. If you could please let me know if you have/had any of these symptoms, if they fit addisons? or are familiar.. Beginning symptoms: Back pain joint pain,... (6 replies)
... i'm driving myself crazy wondering what is going on. I am soooo very tired, hurt all over , dizzy ,weak, sick to my stomach all the time and lots of stuff. Please if anyone knows anything about these tests or what he might want to do next , please let me know. ... (1 replies)
... Sorry to post this AGAIN but know one even replied to my last email about this, please, have any or all of you experience huge amounts of weight gain on this or have you maintained or stayed the same. My 2nd opinion doc doesn't seem to think I'm going to but, I hear horror stories about it.....PLEASE HELP, any and all thoughts...would be appreciated. Mind you, I'm not a... (8 replies)
... I will try to make this story short as I can Iam a 45 yr old female I have always had hormone problems Was diagonised with pcos at 14 wedge resection Hair everywhere headaches from morning to night, very tired, all my life Finally got pregnant at 35 ( I did all the clomid and all didnt work gave up and at 35 )I was told I was missing an enzyme back in 1984 my husband was in... (0 replies)
... part of the struggle for a diagnosis with Cushing's. This is why seeking a national expert in the disease is the fastest way for both validation and treatment. Please try to find one of those Cushing's support sites for help. ... (15 replies)
... Hi Holly! I just read your posts. I am appalled at the way you have been treated. And even more so, appalled at the utter arrogance and pathetic handling of your case by these doctors. I just don't understand why endocrinologists(supposedly trained in these matters) have such a poor understanding of the diseases in their area of "expertise" It is incredibly worrisome to... (12 replies)
... osed with Addison's disease, thyroid failure and ovarian failure. I had all the symptoms you listed except the lactation, which does imply pituitary involvement. Please do not give up. ... (12 replies)
... Please help decipher my bloodtest results! Cortisol - 5.6 (normal lab range is 3.1-22.4) This is the only cortisol test the endo requested so far. Is this low? Should I have more tests, like the ACTH and the saliva test? Please respond and thank you! - Ladysutton (1 replies)
... Hello all, just wondering if anyone has any insight please? I am still waiting on my hospital appointment unfortunately and feeling so alone and overwhelmed at the moment :( Many thanks! K. (2 replies)
... Hi there, how are we all today? As the title suggests, I am just wondering how long in between your starting dose did your doctor change it? I was diagnosed by an Endo who has on-referred me to another Endo who specialises in Addison's but there's a wait on being able to see him, I am unsure of the wait list as his reception weren't very forthcoming and just said he reads... (2 replies)
... A few things first: 1. Who is prescribing you medication if you've self-diagnosed? If you have true Addison's, you'll need more than Cortef, usually. The reason I ask is that you need to get your ACTH down. It'll be more difficult to treat if you don't have your hormones balanced. 2. I have hyperpigmentation called melasma (chloasma), but it's caused by other... (7 replies)


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