Ewww!! I’m getting more & more angry & frustrated!!!
When I found out when I was 40 that my lovely dad that brought me up was actually not my biological father and then my ‘real’ dad told me he had Addison’s Disease - at the time I felt it could explain a lot of my prior symptoms!! I then mentioned it to an anaesthetist prior to a minor investigative op I was about to have under general anaesthetic - he promptly sent me home to my GP to be tested. My GP was sceptical but did a blood test and it came back normal - so I never queried it again!
I have had very low blood pressure readings several times but they don’t see it as a problem. Twice under general anaesthetic my blood pressure has dropped extremely low and they have had great difficulty bringing my SATs up and bringing me round. I have thought nothing of it as I had had another general anaesthetic recently without any problems reported.
I’m now back to thinking I could have something like Addisons although I’m not thin, I have a horrendously good, hard to curb apetite and no pigmentation apart from around and on scars.
I’m also now very worried about my 28 year old son who to me has classic Addison’s symptoms and has also been ill for a long time. He is typical - extremely thin, nauseous, no apetite, very very dark pigmentation all over (particularly around his gums), chronic diarrhoea and fatigue.He also had a blood test done with the same sceptical, local GP which was also normal and was also dismissed and sent away with no further investigations.
I need to find out if this initial blood test done by the General Practitioner is enough to rule out Addison’s Disease!!!