Hi. In october last year after years of complaining of full hypo symptons despite having been on 125mg of thyroxine for over 20 years I have been diagnosed with Addisons disease, primarily brought on I believe by being treated by TSH levels and not by symptons having caused major stress on my adrenals, not helped that my husband was diagnosed with cancer and I also lost my mum under awful circumstances. I now take 25mg of steroids a day and need further investigation on getting thyroid stabilised as endo has now agreed after my diagnosis that thyroxine has not been converting into my cells and must now treat by sypmtons and not TSH levels , they also discovered an empty sellica under piturity gland and an abnormal growth hormone, no wonder I have virtually come to a standstill in my health, but despite all of this I have not had time off my part-time job which I love by the way until xmas eve when I went into work feeling very ill and had to come home after 15 minutes as I felt like I was going to fall over (extreme dizziness) and was having problems finding words to string a sentence together, I attended a doctors that day and had blood tests done but was also told my glands in my neck were enlarged (and tender) and my throat was very red (I did not have a cold or sort throat) as recently diagnosed with Addisons and on steroids the doctor liasoned with consultant and I was told to double dose on my steroids as my body cannot now fight infections as well. I informed work wht was happening and was off work with sick certificate for 4 weeks, when I felt I was well enough to return to work I went in to talk to my boss and said I could return on the following monday, on the sat I had a call on a witheld number from one of the joint huband and wife team boss telling me not to go to work on Monday and my employment had been terminated, I replied that this was unfair dismissal and they could not do this, but they have after 6 years of loyal service, I am now taking legal advice. I feel they felt it was a good time to get rid of me now I am experiencing a lot of health issues. I feel so let down by the many health professionals the last few years that I have been complaining that I felt my thyroid meds were not working to be told constantly that they were (GP) and my problems were dus to the menopuase and stress from my husbands diagnosis, the frustration I now feel is immense and I have also lost my job through all of this.