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I am struggling with Addison's disease. I've had lower cortisol levels lately than I usually do. I've had several psychiatric medicine changes, but tonight I started experiencing a lot of the more serious symptoms like tachycardia, really bad headache, dizziness, and had to wait 5 minutes just to catch my breath after walking up some stairs.

Is this something that is best addressed with a psychiatrist or is it a hormone related thing? I am having a hard time seeing my endocrinologist since he's on vacation, but I believe this might become a health hazard if my cortisol becomes too low to the point of putting me in significant danger.

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replied February 2nd, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with anxiety disorder. You need consultation with psychiatrist to evaluate you.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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