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Addison's - Banana Sickness Question?

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I stopped eating bananas around age 7, then started again when I was 16, briefly. The last few times I had a banana.. I was probably the sickest I have ever been in my life. Ever. Seriously.

I was shaking, felt weak as could be, dizzy, tingling, couldn't move, and was made even more nauseous than gluten makes me. Not an allergy, and seemed too severe to be a blood-sugar reaction. The sickness lasted 2 hours. Doctors could not explain.. and I have avoided bananas ever sense.

Is that a sign of Addison's?

(I did have every other symptom of Addison's at that time, from salt cravings to low blood pressure/sugar, and general energy problems.)

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I can't eat Bananas at all. I get most of the symptoms you described. Perhaps more hypoglycemic than yours - but dizzy etc. I appear to have a Fructose intolerance as well as Coeliac but my reaction to bananas is quite over powering and stands out a bit more.

I have been dx as Secondary Addisons ( ie caused by pituitary ). It may still be Primary AD as I need Florinef as well, and have 4 or 5 other autoimmune diseases. The Drs are now suspicious re autoimmune AD for me. If you have had it a long time - the AD antibodies disappear as there is nothing left to make them!

I once had a 2 hour OGTT for diabetes and ended up in a near coma within 30 mins. That was about 5 years ago before I was dx - and I had to be admitted to Hospital. At the time the Dr and Nurses had no idea what was wrong and called it a 'virus. I now suspect it was AD. On that occasion I had symptoms like you are describing. If the blood sugar drops too quickly for Addisons people - we can't throw out the cortisol to recover.

Maybe a few checks needed? Insulin Tolerance Test ( insulin injected in by IV , and levels of cortisol, growth hormone and insulin are measured over a couple of hours.... Secondary AD test). Stim Test for primary AD.

Don't do as I did and have a normal Diabetes 2 hour oral GTT test where you drink a sugar solution. Especially if there are not trained medical staff close by!!

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Are you allergic to latex? I could be wrong but I think that bananas are in the same family. The speed with which your reaction hits and leaves and the nature of it sounds like an allergic reaction.

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I don't know about the bananas, but if you're still healing, a lot of things can be terribly difficult on the damaged digestive system.

Anyway, Addison's is just one of many diseases which is linked to Celiac. It wouldn't surprise me if everyone with Addison's actually has Celiac. After all, a misdiagnosis is typical.

Here is a list of some diseases and disorders associated with Celiac:

http://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Di...-and-Disorders/

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Anyway, Addison's is just one of many diseases which is linked to Celiac. It wouldn't surprise me if everyone with Addison's actually has Celiac. After all, a misdiagnosis is typical.

I've had Addison's since 1987 and am currently awaiting test results to see if I have Celiac.

I am wondering if you mean that you believe that everyone with Addison's ALSO has Celiac or that they are misdiagnosed and do not actually have Addison's?

The former is an interesting question. I suspect the answer is that lots of people with an "autoimmune" diagnosis for primary Addison's -- and who don't have it as part of a larger polyendocrine disaster -- probably have the flavor of Celiac that clobbers pantothenic acid levels. Current research says that about 1 in 10 of us have Celiac, but most Addisonians who follow the research (which is most of us, because our endocrinologists don't know squat about us) think it's probably more like 30-40%. I DON'T think it's 100%.

The latter question seems... well, you know how various medical authorities tell you that Celiac can cause "permanent organ damage"? Primary adrenal insufficiency aka Addison's IS what happens when the organs in question are your adrenals. Tossing the white bread ain't gonna restart my adrenal glands, y'know?

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I stopped eating bananas around age 7, then started again when I was 16, briefly. The last few times I had a banana.. I was probably the sickest I have ever been in my life. Ever. Seriously.

I was shaking, felt weak as could be, dizzy, tingling, couldn't move, and was made even more nauseous than gluten makes me. Not an allergy, and seemed too severe to be a blood-sugar reaction. The sickness lasted 2 hours. Doctors could not explain.. and I have avoided bananas ever sense.

Is that a sign of Addison's?

(I did have every other symptom of Addison's at that time, from salt cravings to low blood pressure/sugar, and general energy problems.)

I don't know much about Addison's, but I do know that banana's are very high in carbs. Celiac's don't digest carbs the best. Eat banana's that are very very ripe only - lots of dark brown spots. (Who like's them this way???)

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Do you think this could be due to the high potassium content in bananas? I thought addisons affects your electrolytes and potassium / sodium??

I think I have addisons, I have been tested 6 times for celiac and a biopsy, been diagnosed with systemic candida and waiting to go endocrine at barts as have deficent estrogen and low thyroid..

I ve had a spasm which has caused weakness in my right side face, arm, leg since june 2007 which was triggered by a big shock, i suffered chronic dioreah, tremors, lost weight very fast, anxiety, change in personality, nausea, dizzy ..also suffer bad hypoglycemic episodes and had seizure..

Ive had a scan and its not a stroke so I cant help but think I have polyendocrine ..

My weakness fluctuates with my fatigue that comes on ..i crave salt very badly especially when ive tried to excersise aswell..

Iam going into barts for testing should i eat gluten free do yuou reckon? Dont want to screw the results. Docs were gonna put me on hrt (32yearsold) but they then deciede this will screw my results and endocrine i went to 2 years ago never took me off pill which masked my low estrogen..

ASny addisons with spasm, constant..??

xx

I don't know much about Addison's, but I do know that banana's are very high in carbs. Celiac's don't digest carbs the best. Eat banana's that are very very ripe only - lots of dark brown spots. (Who like's them this way???)

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