Just trying to get some info on anyone who has Addison's disease if possible please?
Ive recently undergone testing for this (awaiting results). Ive seen Dr peatfield who point blank says he thinks I have Addison's disease, I went to a second endo who said he thinks I may also have it. The only thing is I have not lost weight. If anything I have gained. Though I'm having thyroid looked into and it could just be water retention.
I get insatiable salt cravings, extreme thirst, my body temperature is very low, but I get extreme sweating, my blood pressure is low but goes really low, I have the most extreme fatigue, I have slight pigmentation on my forehead but my armpits go really dark, and I get dark freckles on my forehead, chest and face. My face looks slightly tanned compared to the rest of my body. (The pigmentation issues only occurred 2 years ago, prior to this I had extreme pallor) I think I go hypoglycemic too so whilst I don't have an appetite I do need to eat a lot even tho at times I will have violent vomiting.
Has anyone else not lost weight prior to diagnosis. My abdomen goes so big it looks like I'm heavily pregnant. Aswell as face, upper earns and legs. I don't really understand this as I thought people with addisons lose a lot of weight prior to receiving treatment. I think I may have an issue with potassium. I don't seem to be able to eat foods Rich in potassium (potatoes), I wondering whether anyone also has issues with potassium? Also once medicated does anyone's potassium levels go too low? Do you need to supplement?
Any advice would be great