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03/15/2010 06:29 PM


Posts: 19

Hey everyone I crave caffeine and used to crave sugar but no longer have to get it. I was diagnosed with Addison's disease (which kills) w/o meds, many doctors told me "you have adrenal gland problems" but in November of 2003 I was correctly diagnosed with ad.

Did yall know President Kennedy had addisons?


03/15/2010 06:44 PM
bob3bob3Posts: 4213
Senior Member

Yup I knew that and I am an Australian!

You can see that replacement steroid treatment back in JFK's era was a bit excessive. His face was a bit puffy at times..

Many of us in this group have had a pretty inept performance by medical professionals...

Didja know Paul Hogan use to be a painter/rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Cheers Bob (actually in Texas until Saturday...)

03/15/2010 11:22 PM
gwebbPosts: 400

Hi Glennsgirl.... this is a great group here. I too, crave coffee BIG TIME. I'm not diagnosed though, I also crave sugar and salt too.

As bob has mentioned, I feel as if I'm running into some inept performances by the medical professionals as well.

Join in and welcome


03/16/2010 01:18 PM
Posts: 1872
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Hi Glennsgirl, welcome to our forum. I am glad to see you have met a couple of our members already, just join in any conversation and you will soon have a lot of new, supportive friends.

I am glad you have already been diagnosed, for many people here that is one of the main hurdles. If you have any questions, just post them.

Welcome again,



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