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How can you tell if you have addison

I was wondering if you have a routin blood work done will it let you know if you have addison, and if you have been fatigue for like 2 years and you are still able to work does that mean you don't have addison, I am 43, been a type 1 diabetic most my life I also have low thyroid, on med for that. I am always so tiered I have hardly any energy I have to force myself to go to work. My leg muscle seem weak I can't seem to walk as much they seem to want to give out. I am 5'2" about 113 pounds I have not lost any weight I do not have tan skin. I do all of a sudden use salt on my food, but I don't crave it so bad that I am eatting pickles. Could it be I am just getting old. Hard to go to the Dr as I have no insuracne. If anyone could let me know what they think Thank you
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It's very hard to say. I've had addison's for pretty much all of my life. I would think you'd be having more intense symptoms if you were developing addisons, but blood work will definitely let u know
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There is numerous amounts of blood work that has to be done.  One test that helps is Acth Stim test.  
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Addison's can be hard to figure out simply because it's a hormone type of disease. Symptoms of hormones that are "out of wack" are vague when they begin and sometimes takes awhile to track down what exactly is going on. You don't need to develop a tan to have it, but the "tan" usually comes when it's in the more advanced stage. Cortisol and ACTH are two of the most common tests they begin with when they suspect Addisons. But, there are other blood tests they do that also give clues if you have this.

Diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, mood swings, Is your blood pressure low at certain parts of the day?   These are some of the symptoms you can develop as it progresses.

I hope that helps a bit.
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Yes thank you, I am a bit more moody, I seem to yell more, and not sure what my blood pressure it through out the day but first thing in the moring when I stand it will drop and I am real light headed I am hoping to get to get back to my Dr and see what he think, but he seem to always just want to blame everything on my diabetes, but we will see. thanks
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Can someone explain to me what addisons is and the symptoms Thank you
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The simple explanation is when your body is not producing the normal level of cortisol. Cortisol is a steriod your body makes to help you do many things and is something we can't live without. I posted some of the symptoms that come with Addisons..see above post.
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I have recently been atking Adrenal support supplements for the same kind of symptoms, I do feel better ,I am also taking Kelp drops (Iodine)
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