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Posted by Jan on July 02, 2000 at 19:24:07:

In Reply to: Could I have addisons disease, do these syptoms sound familar, Any info will help, I'm at the end of my rope!! posted by michelle on June 30, 2000 at 12:22:41:

: I'm a 21 year old female who has been sick for about 3 yrs. In the last year I have left my job & rely on disability insurance to keep me a float. Of the many doctors & specialists I've seen, they all agree there is something wrong,(but what, they don't know)yet they continue to put me on verius medications (15+). I suffer from : - severe spasms in my legs (starting with twitching of toes to complete muscle spasms from my feet to my hips). - constant low blood

Just want you all to know that when President Kennedypweakness & nausea. - shortness of breath, racing heart, anxiety & depression. - Type 1 Diabetes. - massive weight loss in a very short period of time. - severe fatigue, lack of sleep, tremours & hot flashes. To name just A few. I am slowly giving up on the fact that there is no name to this horrible condition which day by day makes my life worse. I used to be active, fun loving, enjoyed my job & my friends; All of which are now slipping away. If there is anyone out the with simular syptoms or conditions & know of any information or test that could be done to see if this is Addisons disease, or if it sounds like any other virus or disease; I would really appreciate it. Also if there is someone else struggling with any of these problems I would love to here from you, as I feel like I'm the only one leading this painfull (almost hellish) life. Thank you for your time.

Just want you all to know when Pre. Jack Kennedy was 14 he was diagnosed with Addisons Disease. As you all know, he went into the Navy, was a hero, came out and became President. He had 2 living children and 2 deceased, this shows you can live a fairly healthy and active life with this disease. My son has had it for 12 years and is ok,. when he feel out of sorts or gets stressed, he doubles up on his cortef. He takes 2 of these a day. Is doing great and you would never know he has been sick. This doesnt mean he will never have set backs, but we know now what to do if he is in adrenal crisis.

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