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Would You Move?

Would You Move? Two years ago, I passed out during adrenal crisis. When I did, I was visiting my then long distance boyfriend on the opposite side of the state, the less populated side. We did figure out at that time that my living with him as

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Mother, Wife and Friend

I wanted to share my story so that it might help others get diagnosed: I had a pituitary Macroadenoma removed in 1997 because it was pressing on my optic nerve. Years later I was blessed to have my beautiful twins Alyssa and Anthony in 2002. During my pregnancy

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Emergency Protocols Saved My Daughter

Emergency Protocols Saved My Daughter by Laura Adderholt Anna was born with a rare genetic condition that causes her to be adrenal insufficient, she also has Skeletal Dysplasia and Perthes Disease of the right hip.  This bone disease causes the ball joint to die and she lives with

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Get Here Now, She’s Dying!

Written by Jenny W. On a Sunday morning in May 2007 my husband and I went to check on our 18 month old daughter. We were surprised that she had not come into our room to snuggle like she had done every Sunday before. When we walked

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Waiting for the Ambulance

Among other health problems, I have Addison’s disease. Unfortunately, I know from personal experience what it is like to have an acute adrenal crisis among emergency health care workers who don’t know what to do, while I am too disoriented and weak and distressed to educate them

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250,000 Americans are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. 6,000,000 more are considered to be adrenal insufficient yet remain undiagnosed.

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    AIU News We’re excited to announce two additions to our Board of Directors. Randy Fishburn and Blake Heflin joined our team in April. Each has their own unique perspective on living with AI, and how that can translate into helping others facing the same challenges. We already...
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    What Constitutes an Emergency
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    by Sarah Reilley   Read more from her blog @ Spoons and Adrenals As we all know, adrenal crisis is a life or death situation.  Without immediate, proper care, there’s a very small window to correct the crisis before coma, brain damage, and death occur.  Not every emergency...
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