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Good morning I was recently diagnosed with Addison's disease.
It took about 6 months lost 60 lbs mostly muscle finally went into the ER on October 14th and that's where they diagnosed me. I started getting lots and lots of compliments on my tan even though I didn't go out in the sun so much. They started me on hydrocortisone 30 mg and after a few days they sent me home. We can have later started having very bad pain in my stomach came back into the ER found out I had an infection being treated well also was put on another medicine called fludrocortisone acetate. It seems that that's the medicine that I need to keep my blood pressure elevated higher. My biggest question is how do I learn to deal with Addison's disease when to know when my body is under stress. Does anyone have an idea of the best diet regimen for Addison's disease. Even though I was eating a healthy diet I keep losing weight and the doctors don't understand why. I was fired from my job for performance but I didn't know I was so sick and confused. Everyone says that you can live a normal life Addison's and I believe that. I guess once I get my medicine regulated and get a specific diet regimen delete any kind of stress in my life I should be okay. It's a very scary time and there's no one around here that has been diagnosed with it and nobody knows how to treat it. Hopefully I'll leave the hospital today. What's the best way to build up your strength? Does anyone know how Hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone works together and is that m my only option? What is the best diet regimen and exercise? How do you know when you need more hydrocortisone? Is there anything that I should let the medical staff now that I don't know already? I'm open for any and all suggestions to learn how to live with Addison's disease. Thank you
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