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Old Wed, Jan-16-19, 11:59
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Plan: Epi-Paleo/IF
Stats: 220/154/150 Female 67
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Progress: 94%
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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.
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