Sunday, June 27, 2010

What You Must Know about Adrenal Crisis

I just found this page of VERY IMPORTANT information about adrenal crisis that Cushing's patients often face, either after pituitary surgery or after their adrenal glands are removed in a procedure called bilateral adrenalectomy, or BLA.

I am thankful to MaryO, the founder of Cushing's Help & and

This adrenal crisis page is a very informative for the patient, the caretakers, and emergency medical folks.  Many Cushies print this information and carry it along with their hydrocortisone and Solu-cortef (actovial) meds. They post the information on their refrigerators.

Be sure to read patient stories such as mom Jackie and daughter Sam's situation that went very, very wrong in Robin's post, Stars Go Blue. It brings tears to my eyes every time I read it.

This graphic from Sue explains it all, in a nutshell: