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Heat Intolerance: Symptom of Neuropathy?

Neuropathy | Last Active: Sep 17, 2020 | Replies (83)

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Heat and cold intolerance can also be a symptom of adrenal insufficiency or Addison's Disease, which I have. An endocrinologist who has experience with Addison's can test your adrenal gland function and prescribe adrenal hormone supplements (hydrocortisone, fludrocort, progesterone, DHEA and electrolytes) to lessen the symptoms. Treatment has helped me by reducing dizziness, brain fog, exhaustion, etc., but it has not eliminated my symptoms. Low cortisol (hydrocortisone) can cause insufficient regulation of immune response, leading to too much inflammation and possibly neuropathy.

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@margaret10 Hi Margaret, I read your earlier post that said you also have had neuropathy in your feet for 18 years. Just curious when your Addison's developed? My brother has had Addison's for about 25 years or more, not sure he knows why he got it, I have never heard him talk about that aspect. I am wondering if your Addison's might have developed from the neuropathy, any idea? Thanks, Hank

Hi Margaret10, wow, I too have adrenal insufficiency. I am what they call steroid dependent, which caused it from being on steroids for so many years for my lungs and my mixed connective tissue autoimmune disease/s/inflammation. No wonder my thermostat is off!! The answer to adrenal insufficiency is steroids ironicaly. I take my daily 10mg, but have injectable for when I'm in crisis-can't take my oral due to illness or something. I hope and pray you can have some victory in your circumstances. So much going on. I get it. I wish you the comfort and peace of God through Christ which transcends all human understanding (Philippians 4:7), which is the only thing that gets me through!! Warmest regards, Sunnyflower