Do you have adrenal insufficiency?
I’m going to do a little experiment. If you or a family member has adrenal insufficiency, would you be willing to post a comment and say why you have AI? I believe there are at least 60 reasons a person could be adrenal insufficient, and it would be interesting to see how many representatives of each of these reasons we could have post.
With Annie, we never discovered why she had primary Addison’s, because she had no adrenal cortex antibodies. Her autopsy report showed that she had something wrong with her pancreas, too, as it was mostly fatty tissue. But again, so far, we don’t know what caused that, or the Addison’s.
The thing I think is important, though, is that no matter what caused a person’s adrenal insufficiency, the effects on a person’s life are very similar. So although there may be many different disease processes that cause AI, the daily struggles in keeping your body running well on supplemental steroids are quite similar.
Who wants to go first?
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