I was finally diagnosed with addision's disease. I had graves disease that destroyed my thyroid gland about 14 yrs ago. Could the graves disease cause addision's disease. I am just curious. I have not be referred to any endo yet because my PCP does not like the one around here.
My symptoms are: extreme weight loss (99lbs), in Jan. i weighed 125lbs. I crave salty foods and when i crave them and don't have them i feel jittery. I did develope thrush as well last week. I still have night sweats, and constant urination.My bones ache right down to the core. The only thing my dr. said to me was some thing called Aldoren (sp?) was low and my potassium had been all over the place in recent blood work. My PCP still has not figured me out yet.
CT RESULTS FROM RADIOLOGIST: (1.9X 2.5 X 1.7cm) mass withing the midline just anterior to the L5, S1 disk space.
They did find a retroperitoneal mass in the midline with fatty density ( 1.9 x 2.5 x 1.7cm) , Should be concern for a teratoma, however, the appreance is really quit unusual for a teratoma given that the calcifications are circumferential and rim like. It is possible the patient had a lipoma with infarction. Low density, but calcified lymp nodes can be eseen in various granulomatous diseases. Does the patient have a history of prior histoplasmosis? (NO). Nonetheless, believe that this lesion should at least be followed inf not sampled in order to ensure benignity
They did a re scan of it 3 months later and it did not show growth, but they still do not know what it is. They can no biopsy it because of its location. My PCP does not think any of this is of urgency. I have been low on B12 and Vit D, She did state that the mass has nothing to do with any of my symptoms. I feel horrible and just want to lay down all the time.