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Posted by EMILY on March 09, 2000 at 23:44:24:

In Reply to: Addisons Disease Diagnosis posted by Charlene on February 23, 2000 at 12:00:54:

: I would like to hear from as many of you as I can, who have been diagnosed with Addisons Disease. Please let me know How were you Diagnosed? and What symptoms did/do you have? and What tests were done to determined the Diagnosis? I have been feeling very "funny" (I can't explain it exactly) lately and fear I may have Addisons Disease.

: Please RUSH your responses, time is of the essence!

: Gwen Woods

HI, i've had ADDISONS for 10 years. I have had a hard time with it. the symtoms I have are...
1. dizzy/lightheaded
2. loss of weight
3. loss of appetite (annemia)
4. nauses
5. get dizzy with hot weather
6. crave salt (pickles, olives, etc.)
7. drink alot of fluids
8. dehydration
9. mood swings
10. skin turns a yellowish tan color even in the winter.
11. weak all of the time
the kinds of tests they do I can't remember them all...
1. lots of blood work
2. upper and lower gi
3. and lots more i hope I have helped you.
GOOD LUCK---EMILY

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