Posted by Kim
on October 09, 2000 at 03:18:26:
In Reply to: addison's disease with extra symptoms during crisis...help posted by sue on August 29, 2000 at 20:32:59:
: I was diagonsed w/ addisons in may of 93. when i crisis I have the following symptoms(beyond the normal diareha,fatigue, skin tone,ect.) my thinking abilities are off..ie. i'll get asked (by my sons) can i go out? my responce will be ..can't you see I have to go to the bathroom?... makes sense to me at the time.?. Also i mix up words or phrases, I talk faster, & have been told i can't focus on job duties that i normally do well. does anyone reconize this??HELP my endo. says it's not normal but hasn't done any tests( he's new to me, my old endo retired, & said nothing about it.)
Don't know if my symptoms related to impending crisis, but in the months leading up to my diagnosis I was extraordinarily forgetful and was told that I seemed intellectually impaired. Not sure that I'm my normal clever self yet, but I am beginning to feel more mentally alert now that I've been on meds for awhile, so I believe the cortisol had alot to do with my mental state.