Addison’s Disease

I have decided to be happy and healthy

we don’t need to feel alone and lonely

For a while I have been ill, with a myriad of symptoms I couldn’t understand.  And, when I say ill, I mean that there have been times when I went to bed I wondered if I would wake up again.  There have been days when I wasn’t strong enough to take out the trash, and days when I wasn’t well enough to even take a bath.

My symptoms included;

  • extreme fatigue, lack of energy, weariness
  • weakness, aches and pains
  • depression, low mood, irritability, confusion
  • dizziness, unsteadiness, fluctuating blood pressure
  • being thirsty all the time, craving salt
  • Nausea to the point of throwing up

Honestly, I had no idea what was causing this, and of course my doctor is running various tests.  Privately I wondered if I had the coronavirus, or a parasite, or just the ‘flu ~ although the symptoms didn’t quite fit any of the possible causes.

However, a couple of things to do with the way my blood pressure was going up and down could be related to low adrenaline and low testosterone ~ and that’s something called Addison’s Disease.

The reason I have this problem is due to years of boozing too much, and years of mental, emotional, and spiritual stress ~ resulting in damage to my liver and my kidneys.

The treatment for Addison’s Disease is to take strong daily medication like hydrocortisone.  I’m not doing that.  Instead I am going to look after my body, mind, and spirit ~ especially being kind to my liver.

No alcohol whatsoever, less fat, no dairy at all, cut down on my intake of salt, refined sugar, caffeine, and potassium, (work that one out).  I’ll get a lot more fresh air and exercise, stick to a good Mediterranean diet, continue to take good dietary supplements ~ and Avoid Stress.

Just being pretty certain what’s actually been wrong with me, and having a solid plan to cure myself, means that I am already feeling a hell of a lot better.

Most of what ails us comes from within; what we do and don’t do, what we eat and drink, and how we feel.  I know I can change all of that for myself.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

eggs are not dairy

and potato is good for you

10 responses

  1. Glad to hear you have a handle on what’s been causing your illness. Hope you stay on top of it and things get better.

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    1. Just having a recovery plan makes me feel a lot better.

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  2. Sending lots of healing energy! You have devised an excellent healthy plan.

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    1. I’m confident that I am at the beginning of the road to recovery 💖

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  3. Sounds like a solid plan… stay well my friend

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    1. Thank you Angela ❤

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  4. stay healthy! the body is a machine, if you’ll take care about it correctly – it will help you too… to live wonderful life 🙂

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    1. I’m getting a little bit better every day. ❤

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  5. feel better so you can enjoy life

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