A 35-year-old member asked:
what are the symptoms of addison s disease like?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me anything about low cortisol or addisons desease?
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Complex: Hi. "Low cortisol" could be normal or sign of disease. I must assume your doctor checked cortisol because of some symptoms you've been having & maybe some findings on physical exam. Cortisol fluctuates throughout the day, so WHEN it's drawn does matter. Is your ACTH high? If your doc thinks you're underproducing cortisol, provocative testing may be needed if primary problem pituitary not adrenal
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What is it like to get both addisons and graves at a young age?
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Pathology 44 years experience
What's it like?: It's a LOT better than dying. Both illnesses are deadly if missed, miserable until they are diagnosed, relatively easy to manage once the call is made. Both are often mistaken for "mental illness" until the right call is made. Both will ruin one's ability to study / work / learn the useful skills that one needs. And their presentation is variable. Just be glad the call got made.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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