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Old 08-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Question dark skin pigment with addisons

Hi,
something has been on my mind for quite a while and i'd like to get your input.
the one and only endo we have in our city says 2 things to prove that i don't have an adrenal problem:
1. adrenals and thyroid are not at all connected. they are glands that work separately. (by the way i am hypo with lots of adrenal symptoms)
2. oneof the ways to prove that i dont have adrenal problems is i dont have dark skin.....to put it in his words, i, being caucasian, will look like a mexican.

so, now i ask you on the board, how accurate is that info? im guessing it's a little askew, but after all im not an endo and dont know as much as they do ......are there cases where one will have severe adrenal fatigue and not have brown skin? as for the first statement ive quoted, im thinking he's way off the mark, but i would just like to hear it from you all.

thanks so much
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hypo, Synthroid 75 mcg, estrace 1mg, prometrium 100mg, celexa 20mg, adrenal support (also have primary ovarian failure - extremely rare condition)