It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addison's Disease Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cbus, Ohio
Posts: 248
k_c_lady HB User
Dead Tired

Hello all,
I was diagnosed over seven years ago with Adrenal Insufficiency, and hashimoto hypothyroidism. As of late, the last 3 months, I've been sleeping 12+ hours a day and still waking up tried as if I hadn't slept at all. I have no energy and no ambition to do anything.
My doctor put me on Zoloft about a month ago. That hasn't helped with anything "yet". I have been also having terrible pain in my joints, so bad I have had to limit my activities. I'm 31.
What is going on?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 1,733
noevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB User
Re: Dead Tried

HI KC, I have hypothyroidism and secondary Addison's, have severe nausea, dizziness, could sleep all day if I didn't feel go guilty about it (looks from hubby). My joints used to hurt terribly when my thyroid was real hypo. Might check into that?

do you have any nausea or dizziness by any chance?

Also have you tried Provigil? I take it from time to time when I need to go to the dr or drive somewhere. It will wake you up some. I'd give that a try. Hope this helps some, Cathy

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Jose, Ca USA
Posts: 99
luvthesun HB Userluvthesun HB Userluvthesun HB User
Re: Dead Tired

Are you taking enough replacement steroid? Your symptoms indicate low cortisol ...

there might be another "stress" in your body (or mind) that you're unaware of and it's eating up your cortisol .. so you are low.

Just a thought - based on personal experience.

Take care,
Mollie

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Posts: 6
jamesgc HB User
Re: Dead Tired

I am 48 years old and have had Addison's since 23.
For well over 20 year no Addison's issues (at all), yet this year has been hell. I went from 50 employees to unemployed in just a few months. I remain that way 10 months later.
I am experiencing the same symptoms, but after a change from Cortisone Acetate to Hydrocortisone the endo maintains my dosage is correct...I experimented with increased dosages, but no change in how I felt.

Most doctors do not completely understand Addison's.
I would consult your endocrinologist about trying an increase in dosage.

A couple of things to consider.
What are your B-12 levels?
Have your thyroid levels been checked?
I am on DHEA (which helped somewhat), but I understand this can be a poor choice for women?

Please let us know if you discover the answer to your current state.

Take care

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 06:11 AM   #5
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 14
imrj HB User
Re: Dead Tired

K_C , you need to post some lab hormone numbers (cortisol, T3, T4, etc) and also list of meds.....is hard to help w/o any of that

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:51 AM   #6
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 34
ElenaB HB User
Re: Dead Tired

The two times I have been dead tired due to addison's was once when my fludrocortisone dose was too high giving me high blood pressure, and the other time is being on inadequate levels of hydrocortisone. Blood tests should give you a clue.
Could be worth considering iron levels, or the possibility of a long-term infection such as glandular fever as these would also make you feel like sleeping more than 12 hours.

Best talk to your doc!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
New Steriod option- deflazacort. Anyone tried it? Any info? smkeith Addison's Disease 0 06-01-2011 04:37 PM
Adrenal issues.. What to do? ecstasy Addison's Disease 0 01-23-2011 09:08 PM
cortisol saliva results david45249 Addison's Disease 16 01-10-2009 08:19 PM
Traveling and Addison's...Help Please SunshineState Addison's Disease 4 11-28-2007 07:57 PM
Hi, im a teenager and new to this. bond465 Addison's Disease 13 02-02-2006 02:30 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Dexamethasone
Estradiol
Florinef
  Hydrocortisone
Levoxyl
Potassium
Prednisone
Synthroid




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



luvthesun (7), pacerpilot (4), sid045 (3), lisB (2), ladybud (2), orion (2), WandaB (2), sandylake (2), chriswva (2), Zoe990 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1177), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (903), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (753), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:13 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!