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Old 02-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: Addison's and MS

Originally Posted by singergirl84 View Post
I have had surgical Addison's disease for 8 years. Just got dx with MS. Is there anyone on these boards who is in the same predicament? Just went through a relapse and took more cortisol due to the stress on my body. Anyone have experience with MS attacks and being Addison's.
I'm not sure how much help I can be, but I'll share my experience. I was diagnosed with "probable" MS in 2001. I had 9 brain lesions, but no spinal cord fluid banding, and my evoked perception tests were negative. Because of this, my doctor did not put me on meds. I was diagnosed with primary Addison's in 2008. I also have Hashimoto's, and optimizing my thyroid replacement with T3 has been cruicial to my feeling better. I am no longer seeing my neurologist for my MS and have had no further issues (that I'm aware of).

You called your Addison's "surgical," so it sounds like you might be secondary, rather than primary. My diseases are all related in that they are autoimmune. At any rate, it is a matter of finding out what works best for you an advocating with your doctors for your own health.

Best wishes to you!