Wed, Jan-16-19, 11:59
In case it helps, here are the symptoms of Addison's Disease, which is caused by adrenals who can't make enough hormones. I have starred the ones I had:
- *Chronic fatigue and muscle weakness
- *Loss of appetite, inability to digest food, and weight loss
- *Low blood pressure (hypotension) that falls further when standing; this causes dizziness, sometimes to the point of fainting
- -Blotchy, dark tanning and freckling of the skin; particularly likely to occur on the forehead, knees, and elbows or along scars, skin folds, and creases
- *Blood sugar abnormalities, including dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- *Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- *Inability to cope with stress
- *Moodiness, irritability, and depression
- *Intolerance to heat or cold
- *Craving for salty foods
Any reader can see how I thought I had it NAILED.
I was right, just not in the way I thought. Demanding specialist attention was the only way I got the right test, so that part worked out. Eventually.
Googling such symptoms also brings us to something called Adrenal Fatigue, and that is where I started, and while it was some help, it was NOT a game-changer, and there's a lot of BS out there I had to sort through.
Another way to distinguish autoimmune from Acquired Cortisol Resistance is whether or not someone "flares," as an attack is known. Autoimmune cycles
, as people experience stress, eat the wrong thing, or otherwise "trigger" their vulnerabilities.
While I had the same problems all the time
. They never let up.