Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Here!

As I post more, I believe it will be beneficial to have one page that lists every post in a chronological order. If you are new to my blog, start here.

Yearly Recaps


The Cortisol Pump




After College

Adventures with the Running Buddy

The Wedding


Back in Texas

Desert Adventures

Published Mighty Articles

Action for Adrenal Awareness


  1. Hi Amber, I discovered your blog this morning and have read several of your articles. In a few of them you mentioned being gluten-free. If you don't mind, could you let me know why you decided to go gf and do you know many Addisonians who are?
    Thank you for blogging about your experiences. I have gotten so much more out of reading your experience than from the endos.

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Welcome! :) I went gluten free in September of 2013 after one of my doctors highly encouraged it. I officially tested negative for Celiac's Disease HOWEVER I was having so many signs and symptoms that lined up with a gluten intolerance. My doctor told me to give it a try for six months and after that we would revisit the issue.

      I felt so much better immediately after stopping gluten that I never wanted to eat it again. The six month trial turned into a new life-style. I know of many within the Adrenal Insufficiency community that also avoid gluten. We just feel better.

      This is a simple thing to try out on your own. Avoid gluten completely for a week or two. Then decide if the life-style change is worth it (because it is a significant life-style change). For some people with Addison's, it does not make a significant difference to warrant giving up gluten forever.

      For me it did.

      Hope my answer helps! And feel free to comment or ask any other questions.

      ~ amber

  2. Amber,
    Thanks so much for your blog. I was recently diagnosed with Adrenal insufficiency and its been a nightmare. I also have celiac disease, so i am gluten free and have been for years, perhaps they are connected. Best to you!