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Old 04-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy addisons disease

Hi, new to this message board. But I am at the end of my rope trying to figure out that my illness is. My history is thyroid disease, after having it taken out I was still very ill. Dr. thought it was addisons since I have EVERY symptom. but after the cortisol stim test came back normal he ruled it out and told me I was simply depressed! I don't agree. So my question is, can it still be addisons with a normail stim test. The initial cortisol blood test showed low levels. PLEASE HELP!

 
Old 04-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: addisons disease

I don't know the answer to your stim test question but know that there are reasons, other than Addison's, for adrenal glands to fail. If I had all the symptoms and had a low test I would find another Endocrinologist.

You can even ask your primary doctor for blood/urine test requisions to do when you are having symptoms. If they come back normal you will have some peace of mind.

You can also go to a psychologist to rule out anxiety/depression. I did that and though they didn't find depression/anxiety they were able to help me cope with bad doctors and chronic illness until I got to the right doctors/diagnosis/treatment.

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