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Hi, I'm newly 30..so here's my story- i have terrible bouts of low blood sugar, even after i have had an appropriate sugar intake. i am also hypothyroid. blood pressure is normal high when taken at my doctors office, but when i stand up it drops. I feel very dizzy upon standing. also muscle weakness, and a few twitches here and there. Another thing, i have some brown spots on my legs, arms and hands..kinda like a tan spot, but a little bit scaly. my doctor ordered a test for arsenal problems..in the mean time, does this sound like acclaimed disease?
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Addisons*** sorry i posted this from my phone.
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Adrenal* not arsenal. o gosh, i should have proof read.
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The drop in BP when you stand is called POTS - postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome. Have they done a tilt table test?

Usually with adrenal issues - one has low BP all the time. It has to do with salt, not sugar - the adrenals regulate salt and potassium so it effects the heart and BP.

A tan can fit but not not sure about the tan spots? The picture was too blurry. I hope the doctor tested ACTH - more importantly I hope it was done correctly.

When do you get your test results back?
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My doctor says that adrenal issues do cause hypoglycemia. I won't have the test until December second. I'm just scared i guess..what causes POTS? it is an acth test. blood is taken. then you're given some kind of medicine then levels are taken twice more.
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POTS is autonomic - I am not sure the cause but since you have normal BP most the time, the cure is going to probably be behavior.

ACTH - sounds like you are getting a stim test? Rather odd to have this at the beginning usually one has this after baseline testing.
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My doctor is pretty certain i have addisons. he said that the results from my thyroid tests suggest it, plus the tan areas, standing and getting dizzy..all that stuff. i don't know what the heck is wrong with me.
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The stim test is the final test to show - usually one does other testing before that though.
Let us know how it goes!
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