Hi I’m a 43 year old female, and I have been battling so many different symptoms, like pain, lose of energy, rashes, blood levels, anxiety, stress, I could just go on and on. I have a lot of GI problems and 15 months ago I was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital. I came to find out that I had an ulcer that perforated on my stomach. I had to have emergency surgery and was fighting for my life.
I had been feeling worse with all my other signs and symptoms since that surgery. I landed back in the hospital again after several visits where they finally discovered I have Addison’s disease, as well as lupus. My life of a 43 year old that used to do many things like traveling, boating, and working, no longer was the same. My Addison’s (adrenal insufficiency) has caused me many problems as well as my lupus. Taking so many medications has its side effects as well.
Addison’s needs to get more awareness like every other disease. Us women, younger women, and children need to fight this like a girl! We need help to get awareness out there to the world, the people need to know. Nurses need to be trained and be more aware, as well as other health care providers so us women, or girls, can have the knowledge of this terrible scary disease. We can fight this ugly terrible disease “like a girl!”
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.