Re: Husband with possible Addison's or Cushing
I also have pituitary problems that have resulted in adrenal insufficiency, or "secondary" Addison's Disease. The problem is that if it is secondary (caused by something else, like the pituitary), some doctors say it isn't "true" Addison's because the adrenal glands haven't failed. So, your doctor may not be using the term "Addicon's Disease". Still, the symptoms are exactly the same, and so is the treatment -- hydrocortisone. Sounds like that's what he has. Is he going to get the tumor removed? Sometimes that will set things right again. I'm glad the doctor has discovered and diagnosed the problem. Good luck to you!