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Patricia51

585d

hi. I am new to addison's syndrome so besides the low blood pressure what are some of the other symptoms and how do you get addison's. ty in advance

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    • Anim

      510d

      From the symptoms you are describing you are not getting enough hydrocortisone I am taking 35 mg and feel fine walking every day without low blood pressure . I take 3 divided dose .8 am , 12 noon ,6 pm

    • Anim

      510d

      From the symptoms you are describing you are not getting enough hydrocortisone I am taking 35 mg and feel fine walking every day without low blood pressure . I take 3 divided dose .8 am , 12 noon ,6 pm

    • FaithKay

      571d

      Patricia51 🤗,So I've had Adrenal insuffiency with is secondary sai. Addisons is pai. Some people have low bp when going into a crisis.Also steroids mess with your BP and sugar. It can affect your hormones in a major way affecting your thinking. I have my potassium and magnesium chked every six months. I have to take supplements. I talk alot about vitd3 of how it has helped me from covid along with keeping my immune system up along with vitc daily.Some people get Addisons from taking steroids for other issues like back pain injections as well as for infections.Often another autoimmune disease is diagnosed with AI. As I said earlier here primary Adrenal insuffiency is call pai. Secondary is what I have it's called sai.I was in a great Facebook called Adrenal insuffiency. They have people that can help you when you have major questions as you learn about it and what to do.Educating yourself about has been very important to me. Its overwhelming in the beginning. It's very difficult for others that don't have it to understand what I go through.Lack of energy,depression,anxiety. I would sweat like crazy .It's super important to drink plenty of water and eat alot of fruits and vegetables. Processed foods make me ill. I've learned to cut things out of my diet and add new things 1 at a time. Becoming aware of what's happening in your body by taking daily bp and choking your sugar to me is very important because steroids affect those factors along with your diet.I am very careful with stress dosing because the steroids cause health issues as you get older. Like I have R.A. in all my major joints.So I don't take stress doses unless my bp is real low or I'm getting very ill or severely stressed. You will do great. Your asking the right questions.Blessings...

      • Tita

        571d

        @FaithKay thank you for All that info I struggle to find out about this all the time I do take supplements adrenal supplements and the 5 prednisone I hv blown up now but I’m never hungry, always tire! I do try to leave my house daily and not stay in bed, I just learned about this in October, I haven’t seen a real specialist yet in June is my appointment. Thank God for this group. My blood pressure goes down a lot or sugar idk what happens I shake sweat so bad panic I don’t get it at all

    • Charlymvp

      574d

      Usually with addidsons disease you have high potassium.. in your case you have low potassium??

    • Tita

      585d

      Hi, I’m new to this also. I hv experience really bad stomach issues cannot eat like I used to, Sweating like no other shaking, like my sugar levels drop, No energy I’m trying adrenal supplements and that has help tremendously, I also take 5 prednisone daily I hope you don’t hv as many side effects as I do .

      • FaithKay

        571d

        @Tita What adrenal supplements do you take?

      • Charlymvp

        574d

        @Tita what's adrenalin supplements?

      • Patricia51

        584d

        @Tita hi ty for the reply. I cant eat much sweating itching dizziness headaches and body aches but not sure if it's all addison's. I take hydrocortisone 10 mg 1 1/2 daily

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