Originally Posted by JordashTalon
I have a friend who is fainting 3-4 times per day from Addison's Disease. From what i've read is that with proper treatment that is not normal, it is supposed to be treatable to have almost no effect. She is also BiPolar and maybe the emotional mood swings are causing the Addison's stuff to act up?
Anyway I was wondering if there is any tips on fainting from Addison's and Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar Type 2). Or for Addison's in general.
When she faints it's sometimes for up to hours which obviously wreaks havoc on her employment and social life.
Any tips would be appreciated.
Any stress can cause a crisis for Addisons patients. I do not know anything specific about BiPolar but it makes sense that it could cause this. When under stress, Addisons patients need extra steroids to keep up their blood pressure levels and salt levels.
Her endocrinologist should be able to amend her Addisons medication so she can take extra when she is struggling, but both her endocrinologist and the doctor she sees for BiPolar need to know all her health issues and all her medication, and her GP should also be fully in the loop.