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Apologies for the wall of text, I thought I should give you some background as to why I'm posting here as well as the reason for my question.
I've been ill for almost a year now, with progressively worse symptoms. I've been passed from specialist to specialist, and it wasn't until I saw a neurologist last week and presented her with a list of symptoms (some of which I knew weren't neurological but I wanted her to have the full picture) that the possibility of Addison's Disease was raised. My mum and I looked it up when we got back to the car, and discovered that literally every symptom I have can be explained by it, even things I hadn't really paid much attention to like salt craving (I have been making my way through packets of Wotsits like you wouldn't believe, and each packet contains 5% of your RDA for salt) and often getting dizzy when I stand up (thought it was just because I find it hard to eat much - which is also a symptom!).
I had a moment of shock when I read about Addisonian crises, as in the summer I went on holiday with my partner. I got a stomach bug, as did she, but as she put it, "I was a bit sick. You were the sickest I have ever seen a human being." I know that if we hadn't been abroad she would probably have phoned an ambulance, as I was vomiting, passing in and out of consciousness, radiating heat (I often have fevers but this was in another league), and completely limp. One of the few things I remember from those four or so hours was that she phoned my mum and put the phone next to me on the floor (where I had ended up at some point). I was trying to tell my mum that I was floppy, and getting frustrated with her when she couldn't understand me. It wasn't until later that my partner told me that the words I was trying to say were not making it out of my mouth intact.
My girlfriend was trying to get me to drink some of those hydration sachets in water. I think some of it stayed down, and after about four hours I was slightly more conscious. I then promptly fell asleep for quite a long time, utterly exhausted.
So, after all the background, I have one question. Is it possible to recover from an Addisonian crisis with the only intervention being a small amount of rehydration, and not in hospital? I'm sure I did have a bug in the first place, as my partner also got ill, but I started going downhill very quickly after I first vomited. I had an upset stomach first, but didn't start to feel really awful until a little while after I actually threw up. Or would I be dead by now if it was a crisis? (Sorry for the bluntness, I just didn't know any better way to phrase it.)
Thanks to anyone who gets all the way through that dense bit of writing, and I hope you can help me out.
P.S. Because the neurologist was in a different area from where I live, she needs to tell her suspicions to rheumatology, who I've been under due to my joint pain, and they need to make a referral, so I have no idea how long I'll have to wait for the blood test. Just in case anyone is wondering why I'm posting without having been diagnosed. I just want to get things straight in my head.
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