Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Opioid-induced secondary adrenal insufficiency

Cushies often feel pain all over our bodies. Doctors ask where we hurt, and we say 'everywhere.' We hope surgery cures us of all our symptoms, but sometimes it doesn't. Cushies turn to chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and pain doctors to relieve the pain. We will do anything to stop that pain that even wakes us as we sleep. 

So imagine my surprise when I see this article today describing "Cushing's Opioid-induced secondary adrenal insufficiency."


As Cushies deal with Cushing's pain after pituitary surgery, now we need to watch for adrenal insufficiency from something that is treating another symptom? 

Give me a break.

Cushing's Opioid-induced secondary adrenal insufficiency