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Posted by sue on August 29, 2000 at 20:15:04:

In Reply to: Re: diet for addisons posted by Kevin McGuire on August 24, 2000 at 09:42:19:

In responce to diets for addisons:I too am unaware of any special diets. I see an endocrinologist & md. They both say no diets needed. My endo. has told me that no 2 patients are alike, & each my have different "side effects". However he did say the best thing you can do for yourself is LISTEN to YOUR BODY!! If you feel stress that's not normal deal with it asap. be sure salt & potasium doesn't drop,& of course steriod levels must be keep well under control(that was my hard part) I also talk to my family...they seem to see the symptoms before I "feel" them. ie fast talking, skin darkening,salt craving that are out of norm. ect. Good Luck : I am unaware of any dietary restrictions imposed by Addison's. The behavior you describe
: seems to be the effect sugar has on many people though, due to blood sugar levels.

: : i was diagnosed with addisons in march of this year, i see a natrapath/md for this and
: he has me staying of of any sugar, this seems to help a great deal, because
: i could eat all the sugar i wanted today and be fine but tommorow i going to be lethargic
: and crabby. has anyone else had this happen, i haven't seen much about diet and addisons,
: and this is something that we at least have control over.


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