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Mom has all symptoms of addisons but blood work was negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas what it could be? Auto Immune???

Mom has all symptoms of addisons but blood work was negative for that and hashimoto.  Any ideas what it could be?  Auto Immune???

I don't know: what symptoms you're referring to, but symptoms don't cause disease, it's the other way around. If the testing indicated no abnormality, you need to look for other possible causes. Talk w/her doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner
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Addison's Disease (Definition)

Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more


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My mom has all symptoms of addisons except salt cravings. Blood work came back negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas? Could it be auto Immune?

Symptoms in medicine: Hi. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. So when you say someone has symptoms of an incredibly rare disease (e.g., Addison's) bear in mind those same symptoms can be seen WITHOUT that disease, with some other disease, or with no identifiable disease. Good luck to your Mom ...Read more

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Have hashimotos thyroiditis. Unintentional weight loss of 20 lbs over 3 months, and headaches so bad i vomit. Family hist of addisons any correlation?

Have hashimotos thyroiditis. Unintentional weight loss of 20 lbs over 3 months, and headaches so bad i vomit. Family hist of addisons any correlation?

Yes: Both hashimoto's thyroiditis and addisons disease are autoimmune disorders that can occur together. If you have unexplained weight loss, vomiting, low blood pressure with standing you definitely need to be checked for addison's with a Cortrosyn stimulation test and acth level. ...Read more

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Have hashimotos. Am cortisol in normal range. Can i still have addisons? 20lbs weight loss over few months headaches nausea vomit not on levothyroxin

Less likely: Hashimoto disease more commonly cause weight gain without synthroid (thyroxine) replacement. If your still concerned the definitive test to rule out addison disease will be Cosyntropin stimulation as random cortisol level could be inaccurate and variable. ...Read more

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U/s confirmed many nodules.Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic.Chronic fever.Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

U/s confirmed many nodules.Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic.Chronic fever.Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

Expert specialist: Care is needed and it appears you are in the loop. It sounds as if you have multiple nodules in the thyroid, and concerns about thyroid disease. Biopsy will help with the question of cancer, but follow up with an endocrinologist is essential. ...Read more

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Sick, extreme fatigue, high platelet, potassium, severe anemia, low tsh, low acth 3.Goiter on thyroid.Hashimotos is in question&addison's.Whats wrong w/me?

Sick, extreme fatigue, high platelet, potassium, severe anemia, low tsh, low acth 3.Goiter on thyroid.Hashimotos is in question&addison's.Whats wrong w/me?

Big picture: Cannot diagnose you in one paragraph. I would have to do a major work up. But possiblities include an infection such as lyme, toxicity of some kind including heavy metals, micronutrient deficiencies, etc. There is likely more than one thing going on. See a good endocrinologist if you have not done so yet. ...Read more

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Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Gland problems: If you have insufficiency of adrenals, thyroid, and gonads, you may have one of the autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes. The glandular failures, when they occur in this relatively rare disorder, are usually permanent. But you need to be under the care of an endocrinologist, who is best equipped to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?

Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?

Depends: When you thyroid is underactive, your metabolism is operating at an abnormally slow rate. Your skin is unable to grow and replace itself as it should. Additionally, your sweat and oil-producing glands are unable to function as efficiently as they could otherwise. Dry itchy skin is most often associated with hypothyroidism, but your lab values are better indicators of disease control. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Adrenal Insufficiency (Definition)

Adrenal insufficiency is either an absent or abnormally low production and/or secretion of hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands include those involved with salt regulation, sugar metabolism, and sex hormones ...Read more