Posted by Becca
on February 11, 2000 at 14:56:25:
In Reply to: Re: Addison's Diease posted by Penny on February 10, 2000 at 21:06:19:
: Becca, what do you mean, "all of this does not fit."? Sounds like he has autoimmune polyglandular failure. When the thyroid and adrenal glands are affected it is called Schmidt`s Syndrome. Probably the stress of the infection he had threw him into an adrenal crisis which is life threatening. Often adrenal insufficiency goes undiagnosed with failing health and worsening symtoms for months to years until a crisis occurs. Is your brother on replacement medication (cortisone) for his addison`s? What were his symptoms? Hope he is better now. I felt as if I had new lease on life after starting meds. There are several places to get info on the net and other msg boards also that lend a great deal of support.
Yes, he is better. You see the doctor's didn't really tell us anything. Just that it had shut down and with out it he can't live, but with medicine it will be ok. That was it. That is why I am tring to look up stuff on it so my parents & brother can have the information they need. The doctors dont seem to want to tell us anything. Even when we ask questions. You wouldn't happen to know of any site's off hand? I would really appricate it. And thank you for everything so far!