About Addison’s Disease


Addison’s Disease, or Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, is an autoimmune disease, in which your adrenal glands don’t function properly, if at all. It’s symptoms include, but are not limited to: extreme fatigue, lethargy, weakness, “brain fog” — trouble thinking, concentrating, focusing, and remembering, muscle wasting, weight loss, and headaches. Some doctors say pain is a part of it, most don’t seem to. But most people who have Addison’s from what I can tell, think pain is a part of it.

 

The standard medical treatment is steroids, usually in pill form, usually three times a day. And if you miss your dose? Trust me, you don’t want to miss your dose.

 

One of the problems with it is that you can have an Addisonian Crisis. I was going to describe that in detail, as well as explaining what Fibromyalgia is, and some other things. But frankly, as much as I am for education, I don’t feel like dwelling on it right now. That may change in the future, but for now, internet search engines are your friends.

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