I was involved in an auto accident on 9/17 during a seizure brough on by my adrenal insuffiency. I lost consiousness in the ambulance and had a bp of 77/44 in the er. I was treated as though I was a drunk driver, and not given any corticord steriods at the hospital.just fluids I have been through numerous tests to rule out stoke, heart attack and other issues all come back to AI. Has anyone ever had this kind of reaction from the low bp?? I take 60 mg hydrocortisone.daily and am not getting better lately my bp is 88/69 regularly. any advise would help.
I agree, medic alert bracelet, emergency kit with meds, and an emergency contact that will yell at the help until you get what you need.
I had a 103.5 fever in the hospital and they put a heart monitor on me and treated me for the heart issues I was having, the nausea etc. had to give me calcium, magnesium, you get it - but would not give me a 100mg bolus of steroids even though I had a letter from a doctor saying I needed it, my medic alert braclet and it was on my list of medications - the *^(()()&@%#^& resident put in the file "it did not appear to be an adrenal crisis"!!! Dude, my adrenals are gone and so EVERYTHING to me is an adrenal crisis - and like you, I get confused and wonky.
My husband has to threaten to sue and it took over 6 hours and I almost died.
Salt! Salt salt salt salt salt! An adrenal crisis means your sodium tanked and you need salt. It will raise your BP and make you feel better. I carry salt tablets.
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