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!