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Old 05-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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Question Is it safe to take diet pills with Addison's Disease?

I have Addison's and I was diagnosed 3 years ago. Luckily I only gained around 30 pounds. However, I am absolutely tired of living in this body. I'm self-conscious and not comfortable with my new weight. I've tried dieting and exercising, of course, multiple times over these last 3 years and nothing has helped. I'm ready to resort to diet pills (Hydroxycut, Relacore, Slimquick, etc.) but I wanna know if they are safe for me to take?
I'm reluctant to talk to my doctor about it because I know she'll tell me that I'm at a healthy weight and don't need to lose any.... but I'm tired of hating my body. Help!

 
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Re: Is it safe to take diet pills with Addison's Disease?

omg! That is exactly how I am, I was diagnosed 2 years ago and need to lose about 25lbs but it is soooo hard! Counting calories and exercising is the only way that has worked on getting a few pounds off but I usually have a low blood sugar crash and then I have to eat and then I gain weight so easily with the Cortef...what a pain!

I don't know about diet pills, I find a lot of stuff...even advil or aleve...seems to make me feel really weird, so can't imagine that Hydroxycut will make you feel very good. You can always try one and see what it does but the best advice would be to talk to your doctor!

 
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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Re: Is it safe to take diet pills with Addison's Disease?

Exactly! i'm not overweight, i just have a few extra pounds that i would like to lose, especially around my tummy. the cortef made me gain weight immediately when i started taking it. :/ but now it seems like no matter what i do, i can't lose these last 20 pounds...

i think i will talk to a doctor, just to see if they can give me any advice.
thank you so much and good luck!

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: Is it safe to take diet pills with Addison's Disease?

Good idea! Good luck to you too it is nice to know that we aren't going through these things alone

 
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:25 AM   #5
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Re: Is it safe to take diet pills with Addison's Disease?

I was diagnosed in 1993/1994, between Soph and JR year of H.S.
I weighed 98 pds.

I returned to school weighing 150.

By the end of my Senior year I was normal around 180.

I then started a job that required Wendy's, BK, etc; twice a day... damn internet startups.. I shot up to 230. With diet control I can easily substain 200-210.. That seems to be my norm as I get older.

However! To get from 230 to 200 the first time I took STacker II ...ended up taking it for 5-6 years till it was banned. Freken love the stuff. I had no problems except dehydration. With addisons you are already constantly thirsty and dehydrated. That's why all the random headaches. So be careful.

The ONLY medicine I know is a no-no w/ addisons are Water Pills. Almost all of your life substaining meds rely on water. My doc said water pills would kill me in a few weeks.

Now zoom to 2012. Mom got diagnosed w/ cancer. I took 9 months off and became her primary doctor, coordinating between 12 others. I would take hourly smoke breaks, and force myself to walk to the opposite end of the hospital. On top of that excessive yard work. I was able to finally get back from 230 to 210.


Eventually we lost and she died in January. Since then I have put on 1-2 pds per week, and am not sitting here at a wopping 255. 253 last week. 251 the week before.

It sucks! I am eating bird food, salads, no fat dressing, walking, the works. Nothing is working.

So. If you find a 'current pill' that works, let me know!

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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Re: Is it safe to take diet pills with Addison's Disease?

Thank you doodlebug123! and yes, it is nice to know that we're not alone.

Wow SirParadox! seems like you've been through quite a journey with your Addison's. And i'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you so much for the info on the water pills, I'll be sure not to take them!
I'll let you know if I find any that work. Good luck! I know you can do it!

 
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