I've recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism but a couple of months after being prescribed Levo, I was feeling much worse (especially irritable/moody) and after a feinting episode I returned to my GP and she took me off Levo and arranged an appointment with an Endo.
I saw him and got a CC'd letter to my GP suggesting that I was primary hypo and the possibility of Addison's.
I looked on the NHS site and read about Addison's and then "Adrenal Crisis" and had an 'Oh my God' moment as it described symptoms and especially my feinting episode to a T.
(Please excuse the detail)
I woke up in the early hours with severe stomach cramps so I went to the bathroom as I feared the runs.
My stomach cramps worsened and then I heard my wife asking me why I was on the bathroom floor.
I opened my eyes to find was was on the floor in a pool of blood (thankfully not poo).
She got me up and I was dripping with sweat but freezing cold, shallow, rapid breathing, confused and pale.
I also went on to indeed have the runs.
As I said, I've looked up Addison's and I seem to tick all the boxes down to having low Cortisol and even craving salt and losing weight.
My concerns are that I've got to wait for quite a while before I see my Endo again for further tests and after reading that Adrenal Crisis can be fatal it's left me a little concerned about it happening again if it was caused Adrenal Crisis.
I've told my wife about it just in case it does happen again but I work from home so I'm alone a lot.
I'm trying not to over react but I'm thinking what to do in the meantime.
Maybe carry a note saying I 'may' have Addison's and 'may' be having an Adrenal if found uncontious?
Are there any indications a crisis is on its way or can I do anything to prevent one.
Sorry to throw this out as a big maybe but I'm hoping that someone may have a little knowledge on the subject and could offer a little advice as I'm not yet diagnosed or on meds.
Thanks in advance.