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Old 04-26-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Angry anyone with addisons? please read my symptoms

I have been thru diagnostic hell! It all started in december. I have posted on many boards (mostly fibromyalgia board) And now I have had other symptoms and was researching addison's and realized alot of my symptoms fit. If you could please let me know if you have/had any of these symptoms, if they fit addisons? or are familiar..

Beginning symptoms:
Back pain
joint pain, hip, knee, hands (asymmetrical)
Muscle pain, Achilles tendon, calves
Dizziness (maybe 3 times a month)
Extreme Fatigue
Insomnia
Upper stomach pain

Symptoms/New or still have
Calf pain
Skin sensitivity (feels like razors on skin)
Dry mouth
Crave salt more than usual
Neck weakness
Skin rash on cheast and back of neck
VERY dizzy (tunnel vision up to 15x a day)
Skin crawling feeling (maybe anxiety)
Middle stomach pain extreme stabs (up to 4x a day)
Jaw tiredness
Fatigue


I know there are more symptoms but i have had so many and also gotton used to the symptoms i have now, so cannot remember all.
PLEASE any insight.
I go to an endocrinologist on june 1st
Also have had MULTIPLE tests done if you want to know those. let me kno.

 
Old 04-27-2010, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: anyone with addisons? please read my symptoms

Hi!
I suffer with Addison's. I would get your blood test results and view the sodium, it sounds like you have low sodium, apart of addison's. Most of my symptoms were related to the low sodium
joint pain,
Muscle pain, calves
Dizziness
Extreme Fatigue
Insomnia
stomach burning
feeling breathless
Skin sensitivity (for years in my arms, my hubby would tease me as soon as he would just touch I would be screaming stop.)
Crave salt (big time, couldn't get enough olives of dipsy doodles(real salty)
Neck weakness and pain
very nervious
Exhausted
wanting to vomit weak stomach.
Heart racing up to 140bpm
I'm on hydrocortisone and I was still having isssues and my new Endo knew I needed fludrocortisone because of the lose of sodium, 4x's in hospital due to the low sodium in 7 months.
Try to get into see Endo sooner! Do you have any tanning or darken of skin?
My suggestion is if you vomit or have dihareah go to emergency room.
BEST OF LUCK!!!! FEEL BETTER!

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: anyone with addisons? please read my symptoms

wow.. your symptoms sound just like mine. my heart has been at a resting 98-100bpm. i am on a beta blocker now but it has only lowered it about 10bpm. I do not feel like i have any tanning but the back of my arm has been darker ever since i can remember, almost like spots of darkness.
the endo's first appt isnt until june 1st. however i am going to call to see if there are any cancelations. when it comes to blood work, sodium levels may be the one thing i have not been tested for.
thank you for your help.

 
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Originally Posted by sadaboutaddison View Post
Hi!
I suffer with Addison's. I would get your blood test results and view the sodium, it sounds like you have low sodium, apart of addison's. Most of my symptoms were related to the low sodium
joint pain,
Muscle pain, calves
Dizziness
Extreme Fatigue
Insomnia
stomach burning
feeling breathless
Skin sensitivity (for years in my arms, my hubby would tease me as soon as he would just touch I would be screaming stop.)
Crave salt (big time, couldn't get enough olives of dipsy doodles(real salty)
Neck weakness and pain
very nervious
Exhausted
wanting to vomit weak stomach.
Heart racing up to 140bpm
I'm on hydrocortisone and I was still having isssues and my new Endo knew I needed fludrocortisone because of the lose of sodium, 4x's in hospital due to the low sodium in 7 months.
Try to get into see Endo sooner! Do you have any tanning or darken of skin?
My suggestion is if you vomit or have dihareah go to emergency room.
BEST OF LUCK!!!! FEEL BETTER!
From what I've read this could be copper toxicity, or even hypoglycemic reactions.

 
Old 04-27-2010, 10:28 AM   #5
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Hi!
Yes, I do have hypoglycemia,(had it for 12 years) but I do not get pains in my calves or arms or crave salt when my sugar is off, I get shakey and nervious and cranky when sugar is low. I get pains in my calves or arm or crave salt and weakness when my sodium is off. Most people who suffer addison's disease do experience low blood sugar at some point in their lives. I hope this helps. Good Luck!
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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My mom has hypoglycemia and i believe i do as well. when i first started feeling shaky and dizzy i ate part of an orange and about 5 mins later i felt a little better. i need to get tested for this as well. copper toxicity has these same symptoms?

 
Old 04-28-2010, 04:41 AM   #7
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Hi!
I never new about copper toxicty, something to look into, I read the symptoms, very interesting. Also look into amalgam filling(silver) they have mercury and copper in them.
Keep us informed on how you are doing!
Thanks, Boy, you do learn something new everyday!
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