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I think I have Addisons disease. Is there a definitive test?

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I think I have Addisons disease. Is there a definitive test?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have AI Hepatitis Menieres Disease Lupus. I have more titedness on top of dreasful fatigue. I have no appetite but can snack on salty biscuits and ice cream. I have had three scary appointments but as a worrier have had no butterflies at all. Not like me. I drink water all day. I have tinnitus and a lot of pain in my joints and muscles.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A consultant rheumy said on Wednesday my Lupus is stable and not flaring. She said I have Fybromyalgia, I wonder if it is part of Addisons. What are the tests which will prove/disaprove this. What else could it be? I have Diabetes type rwo controlled by diet but since this began in February I have felt no movement in my BG as I always did when not eaten and needed to. Totally confused and GP will not help me.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidthere are blood test which can measure your blood levels of sodium, potassium, cortisol and ACTH which gives your doctor an initial indication of whether adrenal insufficiency may be causing your symptomslupus can cause severe fatigue.low iron, low thyroid hormone levels can cause severe fatiguesleep apnea can cause fatigue during the day.fibromyalgia can cause fatigue.let me know if you have questions.

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