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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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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 had success in making strength gains with addisons? I have been looking and have not seen anywhere ...
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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, acid reflux, sleep apnea, severe inhaled allergies especially ragweed and fall mold), depression (pote...
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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 me a stim test and these are my results (sorry no reference ranges available): Base cortisol (About ...
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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 After 60 min 7.3 I was told I am extremely adrenal insufficient. What are yalls opinions?
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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 thought I might pop in and ask if my symptoms are DR appt worthy. 37 yo female. DX with Hashimotos/G...
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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 of background: I am a 21yr old female, I had a nissen fundoplication in 2013 (stomach surgery) and ha...
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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 not stay full for very long. I cant just eat something like grapes and expect to not be hungry anymore...
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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 range (I take 60 mcg Armour). I have hypothyroid symptoms - dry skin, constipation, etc. I suspec...
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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 cortisol levels? I found some PubMed studies that say caffeine raises ACTH as well as cortisol. I've ...
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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. I just want to know what does low ACTH levels mean?? I have been doing my own research and all tha...
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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. I just want to know what does low ACTH levels mean?? I have been doing my own research and all tha...
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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) ACTH 16 (range 6-55) 30 min 19.0 60 min 16.8 90 min 21.4 Is it normal to have such low initia...
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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 of my bucket list items which is an IRONMAN (In November). Doing lot of sport already but not to th...
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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. (BACKGROUND) I have been pushing my mental and physical stress for the past year. Even though I'm sensitive...
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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 adrenals to pump out cortisol. Is that also the mechanism for adrenaline to be released, or can your ...
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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 gland does not function. I have thyroid enlargement, arthritis in legs,arms and back.I continually hav...
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My 19 year old daughter is suffering unexplained severe weight loss (60kg down to 37kg),it started with extreme coldness when exercising, muscle pain and fatigue, then she started losing weight she eats regularly, has nausea but never vo...
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2.3 cortisol level but my endo dr said everything is fine' I have a adrenal mass on my left kidney 2.5cm Should I get a second opionion?
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Hello I am almost 17 and haven't gotten my period so my doctor sent me for some blood tests. Everything came up normal except my adrenal levels so tomorrow I am going for ACTH testing. I've been reading about the test and Addison's disea...
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My family dr diagnosed me with Addison's Disease but not medicated yet. Waiting to see specialist on Friday. Is it common to feel a burning sensation from the places where there is pigmentation darkening? Thanks, Bugaboo Girk (I w...
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