What is the prognosis for Addison's disease?
Prognosis for patients appropriately treated with hydrocortisone and aldosterone is excellent. These patients can expect to enjoy a normal lifespan.
I have Type 2 Addisons, which means I also have Diabetes and Hypothyroidism. My symptoms when I was first diagnosed with Addisons was that I drastically lost weight, turned jaundice in color, and couldn't eat for an entire month. I would get sick quite often, and my doctors prognosis was constantly an eating disorder. I was very dehydrated, and my cortisol blood levels were low. My potassium and iron levels also drastically changed.