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Does this sound like Addison's Disease

Hi all.
I'm very desperate for some help.
I think I may have Addison's and am unsure as how to proceed.  I'm terrified of doctors and always dismissed.  Can anyone please take a look at all this below and tell me if they think it sounds like Addison's (primary or secondary)?  If so, do you think I should demand the tests from my current doctor?  I've been dismissed by more doctors than I care to count, and right now I am so weak I can hardly move.
Thank you gang!

Symptoms
Joint pain (first symptom I ever had)
veins that dilate (very weird looking, and I believe, accompany the sweats)
Sweats - very uncomfortable, and I feel sick first.
Swollen lymph glands behind left ear
Salt cravings (crazy, crazy salt cravings that I'm famous for)
Extreme weakness to the point where I can sometimes hardly walk a block
Extreme exhaustion
Most recently, thirst
Constantly hungry
Very Low Vitamin D
Upper back pain in the past
Now stooped a little bit.  It's very hard to stand straight
Muscle spasms and cramps
Stiffness
Pins and needles
Pain on my right side
Pain in my lower back
Freezing legs and hands (on and off)
Constipation for years (a bit better now)
Abdominal problems for years - gas, indigestion, discomfort (better since the course of antibiotics given to me to get rid of the ulcer bug)
Dizziness
Hands get shaky
Need to sleep propped up - difficult to breath
Frequent urination
Last electrolytes I've had were on the edge of being low sodium, normal potassium and high calcium
Symptoms
Joint pain (first symptom I ever had)
veins that dilate (very weird looking, and I believe, accompany the sweats)
Sweats - very uncomfortable, and I feel sick first.
Swollen lymph glands behind left ear
Salt cravings (crazy, crazy salt cravings that I'm famous for)
Extreme weakness to the point where I can sometimes hardly walk a block
Extreme exhaustion
Most recently, thirst
Constantly hungry
Very Low Vitamin D
Upper back pain in the past
Now stooped a little bit.  It's very hard to stand straight
Muscle spasms and cramps
Stiffness
Pins and needles
Pain on my right side
Pain in my lower back
Freezing legs and hands (on and off)
Constipation for years (a bit better now)
Abdominal problems for years - gas, indigestion, discomfort (better since the course of antibiotics given to me to get rid of the ulcer bug)
Dizziness
Hands get shaky
Need to sleep propped up - difficult to breath
Frequent urination
Last electrolytes I've had were on the edge of being low sodium, normal potassium and high calcium

Symptoms:

Joint pain (my first symptom)
sweats (very uncomfortable and I feel sick first)
Veins that dilate - after these sweats - and then I feel slightly better
Swollen lymph gland behind left ear
Salt cravings (quite bad)
Extreme weakness (can hardly walk a block any more)
Extreme exhaustion
Thirst
Constantly hungry
Very low Vitamin D
Muscle spasms and cramps
Stiffness
Pins and needles
Pain on my right side
Pain in my lower back
Freezing legs, feet and hands (on and off)
Abdominal problems for years - gas,, indigestion, etc.
Dizziness, including when I stand up
Hands get shaky
My last electrolytes showed just on the verge low salt, normal potassium, high calcium
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Your doctor should be looking into the high calcium as you likely have hyperparathyoidism and that may be your biggest problem. Your calcium should never be high.  Many of your symptoms are high calcium.

The salt craving a low salt readings can be Addison's and your doctor should do further testing. You need a better doctor to guide you through. Get copies and test at 8am fasting. Read up.

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I've been sick a year; I nearly sleep all the time; I have no strength, etc.  I've seen many doctors; they dismiss me.  Tell me more about you.
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