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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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Hi there... thanks for taking the time to read my post. I apologize in advance for the length. I’ve had chronic health issues for the pa...
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I have MS and over 3 years was given large doses of steroids {including 1,500 mg of steroids by infusion over 3 days twice } for uveitis...
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Hi there, My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with Addison's disease and tbh the information given to her has been vague at best. Sh...
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My 14 year old has a stim test done Friday after her Renin tested high and aldosterone was low normal. ACTH isn't back yet. Results are" ...
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Hello I am a 28 year old male who was diagnosed about 3 years ago. Before that I was big into weight training/ power lifting. Has anyone...
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Hello. I am new to the group. I have been diagnosed with 2 autoimmune disorders (Graves' Disease and Vitiligo) in addition to asthma, aci...
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I saw an endocrinologist this week for thyroid and mentioned my other (possibly adrenal) symptoms: Salt craving and fatigue. She gave m...
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I am currently hospitalized and doctors decided to run a ACTH stimulation test on me. Blood Cortisol: <1 After 30 min: 6.5 Aft...
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I am a member of the Hypothyroid Board (Hashimotos) and someone mentioned Addison's in relation to some issues I have been having, so I t...
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Initially I didn't think that what was wrong with me was addisons, but as the months progress I am getting more concerned. Just a bit o...
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Hi. I am a 21 year old female with adrenal insuffiency (Addison's disease). I am on dexamethasone 0.75mg once a day and honestly I can no...
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My MD wants me to see an endo. My thyroid tests are consistently weird - TSH .0007 but free T3 BELOW range and fee T4 in lower 1/2 of ra...
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Are there any folks out there with Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (Addisons due to low ACTH) who find that caffeine raises their cortis...
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Hi I have been feeling unwell for about 8mths I'm under a endo specialist and my ACTH levels are low, the specialist is doing more test...
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Hi I have been feeling unwell for about 8mths I'm under a endo specialist and my ACTH levels are low, the specialist is doing more test...
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Hi, I received the results from the stim test and the doctor said it was completely normal. Cortisol 8:00 AM 4.2 Range(6.7-22.6 mcg/dl) ...
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Hello there, I have been diagnosed with the Addison's disease about 10 years ago and doing very well since then. I'd like to check one...
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I am a 27 year old male and very confused at the moment about what test and who I need to see for possible adrenal issues. (BACKGROU...
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What makes your adrenal glands pump out adrenaline? I know CRH from the hypothalamus tells the pituitary to pump out ACTH to tell the ad...
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What are the side effects of long term full Addison's? I had left adrenal gland removed eight years ago due to large tumors. The right gl...
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