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.