Posted by Glenn
on November 30, 1999 at 10:38:03:
I have been ill for seven years now with an undiagnosed disease. They think I may have lymes disease
but I am not sure. I get muscle spasms in various muscles such as feet hands neck shoulders. Any infection
I get makes me so sick I am in bed for days. A lot of people say I look tan or yellowish in my skin, yet I do
not notice any of the darkening of the gums they talk about with adisons. I do have chronic diarhrea and
a very irritable bowel. Do people with addisons get any of the following: muscle twitching, muscle weakeness
sore or irritated areas on the skin, aching sore teeth, can not tolerate cold weather-makes me nauseous, can
not tolerate hot weather. Any stress such as infection, mental stress, exercize makes me worse. I
get attacks of hypoglycemia where I am sweating,shaking, have to eat immediately. I have pins and needles
in my hands and feet. Does addisons cause any joint involvement? My neck gets constantly stifff with the joints
cracking and creaking with severe headaches. I also have to urinate very frequently when I do not feel well. In
the summer I am prone to dehydration. If I had addisons would IV steroids make me feel worse or better.
I had a colitis associated with this disease I think from all the yeast in my system. The doctors biopsied
it and said they did not know what kind of colitis it was but they gave me IV steroids because they thought
it was crohns. The steroids made me ten times worse. If I had addisons wouldnt the steroids made me feel
better? Maybe I still have lymes disease because the steroids lowered my immune system more and the
lymes disease was able to proliferate more due to my immune system being lowered more from the steroids.
I would appreciate any feedback from anyone. I have had to give up my career due to this illness.