| | weight gain with test results pointing to addisons
i was wondering if anyone else here had actually gained weight and then had test results come back as potentially addisons?
i have a long history of other auto immune problems - allergies, asthma, atopic dermititis, poly cystic ovarian, and have been taking synthroid for hypothryoid symptoms since oct. 03. before that i was taking cytomel for 6 years. all thyroid meds are at low doses but i still gained weight.
after nearly losing my mind over how i continually felt worse, my fiance helped me find a new dr.--he immediately set me up with an endo.
the full spectrum of tests were done. my thyroid appears to be 'normal' but i have symptoms of hypothryoid so they have kept me on meds. (and also talk of anti depressants were brought up. )
when i went this week to get new test results, the endo was going to put me on metformin (aka glucophage) for polycystic complications and refer me to a shrink--BUT one test came back as abnormal-- an adrenal test. all other adrenal urine tests (cushings)taken were within normal range. but the bloodwork is pointing to addisons.
i am now scheduled to have an ACTH test in a week. but as the endo told me, Addisons isnt known to make people gain weight. I would be the "first" she has ever seen.
i feel confident that an answer is out there. and the endo says she is taking my history into consideration. but has this happened to anyone?
any input would be more than appreciated!