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This is a question that you MUST address with your prescribing physician as they will certainly want to know about your new diagnosis of Addisons disease.
There is nothing that springs to mind that would be a contraindication to starting your adderal again, but I can not advise you to do that as I am not your physician
a review of the prescribing info for adderal
does not list Addison's as a contraindicaiton nor does it list use of prednisone/hydrocortisone as a contraindication
HERE IS THE REFERENCE FOR YOU
HERE IS A GOOD, EASY TO READ REFERENCE ON ADDISON'S DISEASE
Can you tell me about your symptoms that led to the Addison's diagnosis and were you hospitalized?
yes. I began to feel very light-headed, fatigued, I craved salty foods (i.e. pickles, pickle juice, soy sauce, salsa, etc.) and my body began to tan really fast and I was hardly outside or in a tanning bed.
I then had a seizure last saturday due to my low sodium. On the proper scale, sodium should be around 135-150. mine was a 114.
wow, you had the classic symptoms
so sorry this happened
Yeah i really did. After we googled Addison's, my symptoms hit the nail on the head.
they say that in the ER you will see one or two new Addison's patients in your career. I did see one but they were already diagnosed.
I am going to graduate school this september, and I have taken adderal for the past year of school (in very LOW moderation), and I just want to make sure that if I need it for a test, quiz, etc. that the adderal will not affect my addisons or my adrenal glands.
And yes, I was told that its very rare. and me being just 23 is even more rare. A doctor who had been working at the hospital for 20 years said I was just his second case.
well, take a look at the link above on adderal and look at it's side effects
as you now know, you do not want to become dehydrated
when Addison's patients become dehydrated or low on sodium that can precipitate a crisis
it would be reasonable to think that you could take adderal.... I can not find nor am I aware of a contraindication with stable Addison's patients
but your prescribing doctor needs to make this call, not me.
also, in the above link you will see a list of medicines you CAN NOT take with adderal, and hydrocortison/steroids are not on the list
Okay. Well I really appreciate your input. I will meet with my prescribing doctor and see what they think I can do. I just want to let you know that I will give you an 'excellent service' rating because it was just that. Thank you so much for your time.
you are most welcome
sorry you have this problem
but if you take good care of yourself you can live a normal life with this diagnosis
but when you get ill take special care and make sure you have access to care quickly
as the crises can be very dangerous indeed
do you have any final questions for me?
No sir/ma'am. I really appreciate your time. Thank you for your consideration and take care and have a good day!
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