Hi guys an update with my hypos. The hypos were ok for a long time nearly 4 months without a hypo. Then got stressed out at work and started having them again. Today I have been told I have addisons disease which causes hypos.

Anyway my question is my specialist advised me to drink weight gain shakes to help me because im a very active person to dink inbetween the morning mill and lunchtime meal as I become very hungry and sick. I just want to know if you guys feel it is ok to do this?
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replied February 10th, 2007
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As long as they don't contain sugar or sweeteners than can effect you, which unfortunately most of them do. Addison's is an extremely rare disease, are the doctors certain of this?
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replied February 12th, 2007
They are not 100% sure that this is what it is but the symptoms suggest that it is. However I do not have severe weight loss I have always weighed a little over 6stone and have never been able to gain weight. Im a very sporty person and thought id try the protein shakes. My only other resort is illegal steriods but I dont think ill go there but have been very temptead. Anything you could suggest with the weight gain? Cheers stan
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replied February 14th, 2007
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Well, weight gain is only really possible when you're eating more carbohydrates than you should along with fat/protein. You may find luck increasing your fat intake.
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replied December 22nd, 2008
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I would ask your doctor why you have addison's and could it be because of a serious metabolic disorder.
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