Acute adrenal crisis
Symptoms of adrenal crisis can include any of the following [notated by me as symptoms I've had in an episode]:I've had a half dozen of these episodes, about half of them had professional medical personnel called. No medical professional recommended follow up testing. (The ER recommended I see my doc, the doc pawned me off on the nurse practitioner, the nurse practitioner called it a migraine and ran no tests.)
- Dehydration [yes]
- Dizziness or light-headedness [Yes]
- Fatigue [Yes]
- High fever
- Loss of appetite [Yes]
- Loss of consciousness [Nearly]
- Low blood pressure [Yes]
- Nausea [Yes]
- Profound weakness [Yes]
- Rapid heart rate [Yes]
- Slow, sluggish movement [Yes]
- Unusual and excessive sweating on face or palms [Yes]
Acute adrenal crisis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when there is not enough cortisol.Life threatening?
Last episode was January 2014. It was a bit more scary than average, I actually told the hubby to drive me to the hospital if I didn't recover by the time we were done with our errand... I recovered faster than normal though, and was mostly able to move by the end of our 4 mile drive. Five minutes later I was out of the truck and slowly helping unload.