Re: Just diagnosed with a few questions
I just noticed your post (back in July) and it's a shame that no one replied to you.
I hope that you are doing ok. My 22-year old son was diagnosed with Addisons over Memorial Day weekend this year. He went to the emergency room and they admitted him because his sodium levels had been very low, his potassium levels were very high, and he was experiencing orthostatic hypotension (upon standing his BP was very low and his heart was racing). They did not do an ACTH stim test because the doctors immediately started him on high doses of hydrocortisone (so that he would not die).
My son's labs, while in the hospital, showed that his thyroid was off, but once he was stabilized and on hydrocortisone (now prednisone) his thyroid function returned to normal.
I hope that you are in the care of an Endocrinologist, as most physicians don't understand this illness. I also hope that you are doing well. IF you do have Addison's Disease, it is very important to take your medications and be under the care of an Endocrinologist.