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is darkening of gums a 100% side effect of addison's disease?

if you have darkened back of the hands and arms, and your face and neck, and your toes, Do you need to also have darkened gums to actually know that you have addison's disease?

and also if in really cool places with nice wind, the pigmentation actually reduces to the point it fades, but it comes back.

or could this be also a side effect of medications? like steroids?
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657231 tn?1453836403
No. my ACTH is super high and my gums are fine. It can vary so some people may get dark gums, some will not.

It can be blood sugar related as well, not gums, but other parts can darken.
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