Addisons and possibly MS

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 4/8/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Addisons in October of "09. I take steroids daily (40 mg hydrocortisone, and .1mg fludrocortison). Seems like every time my immune system gets stressed (I always increase my steroid doses at these times) I have these weird spells. I get serious brain fog, there have been  times when I could hardly speak ( I sounded like I was drunk), and for the past two yrs my pinky finger and ring finger on my left hand has been tingly constantly. I get the tingly feeling other places too. Sometimes, I feel like there is a boa constrictor sqeezing me around my chest. (Not panic disorder..seen a doctor, and that has been ruled out). These spells last from anywhere to a couple of days, to the longest time was close to a month. I have been dealing with this the best I can, but it is hard not to get anxious (sp) about this, especially when I am having a spell. I can say that rest helps, but doesn't fix it. I am a meter reader for a power company, so I walk many miles a day, and have found that the mmore I go, the worse it gets sometimes. I would appreciate any response.

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/10/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eli38,

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I can relate to some of the symptoms that you describe, I experience the brain fog and have what i would describe as numbness around my chest as well as in other places. I am now being treated agressively for lyme disease but might also have MS. Many of the symptoms are similar. I don't have much experience with steroids but I know that that some of the people on the Lyme forum do. You might want to consider posting this topic on the lyme forum as well.

Hope that you find some answers soon.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Gabapentin, Vitamins B,C & D

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