Addison's Symptoms no weight loss
Here in Canada you have to wait several months to see a specialist so I've been writing down my symptoms and reading up on possible dx's.
I have the classic symptoms of addison's, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzyness, cold intolerance, orthostatic hypotention, sharp pains in the abdomen and back and even hyperpigmentation. But, I have always been a big guy and my weight cycle's heavily over the course of a year, anywhere between 170-220 pounds at 5'11". When I do lose weight it's a conscious decision to diet heavily and exercise.
I eat when I'm stressed, so between these symptoms and breaking up with my gf I've put on 45 pounds during the last 8 months. I used to exercise for 2 hours every day, but over the last 8 months I've stopped due to all these problems and ate like a horse. Does gaining weight during this time completely disqualify a Addison's diagnosis?
Thanks for any input, any help is much appreciated.
Last edited by Ren01; 06-12-2011 at 02:34 AM.