Ginny, its funny you and I have adrenal issues and can't lose weight! Why oh why? I mean I try everything. I'm beginning to think I'm stuffed with sawdust or something! You know I got all my pituitary and sex hormones and all that tested and they were all messed up too so my pituitary is also bad. Sometimes the pituitary causes problems for the adrenals by starving them of ACTH.
This other woman I knew said she had no weight loss with Addison's either and her mom had it and had none either, which delayed her diagnosis. By the time you get the weight loss, you are often too sick for anything to be helped, this girl said, and in her mother's case, she died from it because they waited so long. Adrenal problems with neuropathy are about
horrible, and remember that when the adrenals go, everything goes. My whole disease complex is said by all my Mayo docs to have been caused by an attackon my adrenals, not my thyroid or pitiuitary. My adrenals recovered some, but the other glands were damaged, diabetes and liver problems triggered, vit and hyperpigment. They said that the adrenals are key. But they still won't check them for a tumor, a benign one. Like what do they think happened to them? I ask and they say, I don't know, but they aren't so bad now.
Sometimes I think they are more nutty than I am. I'm so glad that you are getting good care. I wish I could see your doc. Once I get off my TB medicine, I want to try going to this natural hormone womens' health doctor to see how more natural hormones help my polyendocrine dysfunction. the only treatment I got for my severe panic attacks, passing out, fatigue, etc. was psych drugs with no testing. When lithium gave me a heart attack I begged them to test my thyroid and it was bad, but they lied, but at least I had the test. Later, another doc finally let me see an endocrinologist.
Take care and let me know what it is. I've read about
them and asked.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn