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Addison’s disease, also known as Adrenal Insufficiency or Hypocortisolism, is an endocrine disease that occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and sometimes, aldosterone. Discuss topics including symptoms and treatments for Addison’s disease.

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What makes your adrenal glands pump out adrenaline? I know CRH from the hypothalamus tells the pituitary to pump out...
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By Tylbowler
I am a 46yr female. I have been sick for quite a long time. 21 years ago I was diagnosed with pustular psoriasis, I w...
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By MathGuyScott
My 35 year old son has Addison's (as part of polyglandular syndrome), and had a blow to the head that caused immediat...
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By rtjrevie
I was recently tested while being treated for lymes. My Cortisol came back at 5.6...this was at 0830AM Normal range s...
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By rolltidegirl93
Hi. I am a 21 year old female with adrenal insuffiency (Addison's disease). I am on dexamethasone 0.75mg once a day a...
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By Laureek
I have been sick for years. In 2005 I started prednisone due to severe asthma. While in the hospital for an asthma at...
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By dana7227
Hi, Just curious if you can tell if you have Addisons by looking at your saliva cortisol results? My Dr won't do ...
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By mssmokey
I have MS and over 3 years was given large doses of steroids {including 1,500 mg of steroids by infusion over 3 days...
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By bboop1984
Hi, I’m hoping some people can hopefully give me some advice please regarding treatment. My history: I’m 30, diagnose...
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Hi, I have been suffering with a wide range of symptoms for about 10 years and just recently been told by my doctor t...
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By Messick
does anyone have Addison and has had a crisis? what hospital anywhere!! was best I find that doctors are not complet...
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By suekim54
Hi I have 2 MRI scans the first showed abnormality the second was a close up of the first result and this has shown u...
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By Momoftwogreatkids
My 12 yr old daughter has had increasing hyper pigmentation for months , we were thinking it was a puberty thing. B...
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By Timgoes
Hi I'm new today. I've been on Predisone for 29 years for Ulcerative Colitis. I started Remicade 20 months ago that r...
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I was put in the hospital last Sunday and after nearly three years of battling symptoms finally diagnosed with Addiso...
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By colin42
I need to know should someone with addison's disease avoid coming in to contact with someone who has shingles.
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I had a total thyoidectomy for papillary ca in Nov,2011.I did not have RAI because my tumor was .8 cm. Since then the...
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By ronlman Blank
Hi, I'm always cold, need wear like 8 shirts (including 5 sweaters) on top of each other all day. I know my adrenal...
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I've been sick for years and after many tests no luck. My insurance ran out a month ago and my doctor has left for a ...
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I was diagnosed hypothyroid in May 2013. I have also had my first Endo appointment today and she did a physical exami...
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