I have had the blood test to see what my production of cortisone was ; the results -- "no detectable level" of cortisone. Yes, I have been diagnosed with Addison's Disease (very, very low adrenal function) . You have to remember that losing adrenal function can be a slow declining process. You can have many of the symptoms but milder and less frequently when your adrenal glands are stressed but still functioning. At this point, avoiding stress, rest, good nutrition, and relaxation can help the adrenal gland to heal.
I find that I have more hot sweats when my cortisone level is low. When I am well rested, have adrenal reserves built up, and am feeling relaxed, I only have a few a day. Mainly I get hot a little while after eating, when I'm very tired, and when I get under the covers in bed. Without the normal adrenal regulation, I have trouble regulating body temperature. The normal small rise in body temperature become a large rise for me. I dress in layers and adjust for my changing temperature which helps keep it more moderate.
A man asked me if I ever feel anxious. Here is my response to that question.
If I do not have enough cortisone "cover" I can become anxious. If I have over done it (more stress than medicine to handle it), then I will need a little more medication for a few days and I will need to eat more often. This helps me not to feel anxious.
Question: "I have read that Addisonians can have hypoparathyroid but not anything about hyperparathyroid. My levels have been high...10.8 for more than a year now and my parathyroid level was a little high as well. "
This person said she has Addison's disease and Graves disease (over production of thyroid hormones)
High calcium levels (hypercalcaemia) can cause hyperparathyroid (over production of parathyroid hormones).
When the adrenal glands do not work well and produce few adrenal hormones, it can cause hypoparathyroid (low parathyroid hormone production).
Your high levels are probably from the Graves disease. Few things are high with Addison's disease. I run on low.
"I am wondering if you are aware of high calcium levels associated with Addison's?"
Yes. Since the Adrenal glands are responsible for regulating the minerals in your blood, if the adrenal glands are not working well, your levels of minerals can be unbalanced. I am allergic to cow's milk, so I didn't absorb much calcium at all. Now I take three calcium citrate pills each day. I also take fludrocortisone which keeps my minerals in balance. This is how I avoid high calcium levels.