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Is addison's disease painful?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not physically

Addison's is often diagnosed late, after months or years of simply not feeling well.
Physical pain is likely to be late from muscle cramps from sodium wasting. But having no energy, swinging moods, nausea, weight loss, and being told you have mental health issues hurts in its own way.

In brief: Not physically

Addison's is often diagnosed late, after months or years of simply not feeling well.
Physical pain is likely to be late from muscle cramps from sodium wasting. But having no energy, swinging moods, nausea, weight loss, and being told you have mental health issues hurts in its own way.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe GI pain

Addison's disease, or primary adrenal gland insufficiency, is a condition where the adrenal glands don't make enough cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenal androgens.
These hormones control blood pressure, appetite, fluid balance, stress response, among others. The classic symptoms of severe addison's are extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, pallor, salt craving, weight loss, skin darkening.

In brief: Maybe GI pain

Addison's disease, or primary adrenal gland insufficiency, is a condition where the adrenal glands don't make enough cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenal androgens.
These hormones control blood pressure, appetite, fluid balance, stress response, among others. The classic symptoms of severe addison's are extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, pallor, salt craving, weight loss, skin darkening.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Not usually.

In brief: No

Not usually.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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