One in twenty of those with thyroid probs have adrenal insufficiency, according to a japanese study published in the Eur. Thy. J. Sept. 15.
The symptoms of those found to have AI included recurrent non specific gut problems or stress related fatigue, as well as non rheumatic musculo-skeletal problems.
All were diagnosed and treated for their thyroid probs. Dr Yamamoto tested for low morning cortisol, and further investigated those with under 303n/mol.
Then he gave provocation tests, and those who showed AI were treated with hydrocortisol.
I thought this was really interesting - the chances of being tested by a gp for this can't be high, yet one in 20 seems a large number of women suffering while "in range" with their thyroid results.
I also see an Icelandic study finding that hypothyroidism is the disease most closely associated with Addisons. Be lovely if they did similar research in GB.