I’m sad to report that a fellow adrenal insufficiency patient has died recently due to inadequate care from hospital staff who did not immediately administer the stress dose steroids her body needed.
Her death never would have occurred if they had administered the steroids IMMEDIATELY. Instead, they insisted on making her wait while they ran tests to determine whether or not she was really in a crisis. She died while waiting. You can read more about it here.
I also have adrenal insufficiency, and I experienced the same inadequate care back in 2018. I also could have died if I had not gone to another ER for help.
In memory of my fellow AI patient, and in hopes that helping educate people on the existence and seriousness of this condition might prevent more senseless deaths in the future, I am sharing this article I wrote after my adrenal crisis where I was turned away by ER staff. Please take a moment to read it and consider sharing it, especially if you are friends with ER or nursing staff who may not know how serious this is. Here is the article I wrote.
⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️ Always remember this- giving the stress dose injection of corticosteroids when it isn’t needed is not dangerous. Not giving the injection when a patient is in crisis can be fatal. ⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️
Thank you. ❤️