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New Bio December 31:
Jenny (Jenny)
is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her doctor referred her to an Endo and her appointment will be at the end of January 2008.

Updated Bio December 30:
Jody (jodiann)
is from Tacoma, Washington. She was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome about 3 years ago. She also was diagnosed with bliateral multinodular adrenal hyperplasia. Her mom died from complications from a bilateral adrenalectomy (BLA) in 1978. She had Cushing's syndrome with pheochromocytomas. Jody updated her bio in December 2007.

Updated Bio December 30:
Jennifer (jqatar07)
is from Doha, Qatar. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and she takes Toprol XL for heart palpitations. She will see a Cushing's Expert in Dubai UAE in November. Jennifer updated her bio after seeing an endocrinologist in Dubai UAE. Two pituitary tumors were found and the endo referred her to see Dr. Bill Ludlam.

New Bio December 29:
Maria
is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was diagnosed at the age of 16 with a pituitary tumor, 17 when she had removed the first time and 19 the second time.

New Bio December 28:
Mary S (ladysslipper)
is from Frostburg, Maryland. She recently completed a clinical trial at NIH because of an adrenal nodule. She also has hyperplasia of both adrenals and primary hyperaldosteronism as well as elevated cortisol.

New Bio December 27:
Tamera (AlaskaNurse)
is from Kasilof, Alaska. She had pituitary surgery at Shands in Florida. She was also tested for pheochromocytosis.

New Bio December 26:
Tammy
is from Augusta, Georgia. She started by having foot pain, then had more symptoms arise. She has an appointment with both a rheumatologist and an endocrinologist in January 2008.

New Bio December 26:
Jacquie (Jacquie)
is from Hamilton, Canada. She had a pituitary surgery November 30,2007 but her doctors think that they did not remove the whole tumor so she will probably have a repeat surgery soon.

Updated Bio December 26:
Linda P (Jusmom1)
is from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Her son has elevated ACTH, Cortisol and Prolactin but is dexamethasone suppression was normal and he was told he didn't have Cushing's. Linda updated her son's bio after finding a doctor to take him seriously. They'll see Dr. Serge Jabbour at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia January 7, 2008.

New Bio December 22:
Wendy (wendy)
is from Margate, Florida. She was diagnosed with Cushing's around 1989 and had her surgery at the NIH (National Institutes of Health). She had a recurrence and had her second surgery there, too. She now has adrenal insufficiency and epilepsy.

New Bio December 21:
Paula L (Paula)
is from Burkburnett, Texas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has a tumor on her adrenal gland which was found when she was being treated for the flesh eating disease.

New Bio December 21:
Clara
is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had pituitary surgery October 17, 2007.

New Bio December 21:
Liz C (Lizcotton)
is from Keiser, Arkansas. She is not yet diagnosed but has her first endo appointment January 8, 2008.

New Bio December 19:
Jenine (Jenine)
is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She was originally diagnosed with PCOS but she knew that she had something more than that.

Updated Bio December 19:
Heike (PeeQueen)
is from Tallahassee, Florida. Heike updated her bio after her third pituitary surgery also done in Hamburg, Germany. She developed Diabetes Insipidus after the last surgery. She has added pictures to her bio.

New Bio December 18:
Karen (kimball)
is from Iola, Kansas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio December 18:
Audrey (Audie)
is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has been referred to an endo to begin testing.

New Bio December 17:
Sue (sue)
is from Pleasantville, New York. She has been diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome and will be scheduling a surgery date after January 2008 when her insurance changes over. She is also planning her wedding.

New Bio December 14:
CaraLynS (sicushie2)
is from Auburn, Illinois. She has Steroid Induced Cushing's due to multiple steroid injections over the years.

New Bio December 10:
Kathleen
is from Hillsboro, Oregon. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she is testing now.

New Bio December 8:
Brandy
is from Athens, Georgia. She has not been diagnosed with Cushing's but a nurse suggested that her symptoms might be due to a pituitary gland problem. After obtaining health insurance, Brandy hopes to start testing.

New Bio December 8:
Nick H (Nickh)
is from Wentzville, Missouri, He has had symptoms since 2003 and is testing for Cushing's.

New Bio December 7:
Terre (Terre)
is from Poteau, Oklahoma. She has many Cushing's symptoms and her doctor suspects that she has a pituitary tumor. In addition to Cushing's symptoms she has had a very high prolactin level.

New Bio December 5:
Kelsey (kels33)
is from Topeka, Kansas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but her endo is running tests and is thinking that she has Cyclical Cushing's based on the results.

Updated Bio December 4:
Kandis (Kandis)
is from Frederick, Maryland. She had a transphenoidal that was unsuccessful followed by a BLA (bilateral adrenalectomy). Kandis updated her bio November 7, 2007. She changed her email address December 4, 2007.

Updated Bio December 4:
Wen (greydragon)
is from Pennsylvania. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has several symptoms. Wen updated her bio December 4, 2007.

New Bio December 4:
Melissa
is from Illinois. She has not been diagnosed with Cushing's, but has many of the symptoms.

New Bio December 4:
Melinda (Melinda33)
is from Olathe, Kansas. She had pituitary surgery August 29, 2007 and they believe that they got it all. She is feeling much better now.

New Bio December 4:
Chelsea (Chelsea L.)
is from San Antonio, Texas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but her endo is running tests and is thinking that she has Cyclical Cushing's from the results. She took ketokonozole for a trial period.

New Bio November 30:
kcp
is from Georgia. Her doctor thinks that she may have Cushing's and she has an appointment with an endo in January, 2007.

New Bio November 28:
Cathy (cathymikex2)
is from Cazenovia, New York. Doctors have told her that her seventeen year old son may have Cushing's. They are waiting for a referral to an endo.

Updated Bio November 28:
Heather S (heather s)
is from Liole, Canada. She has many symptoms and has a benign tumor on her pituitary gland but she hasn't been diagnosed with Cushing's.

New Bio November 28:
michymoose (mdickinson)
had a short course of prednisone and became very ill. They are testing her adrenal sufficiency.

Updated Bio November 26:
Claire G (Clay)
is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She included some pictures. So far, she has been diagnosed with PCOS, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. She is taking many meds for these conditions. Claire updated her bio November 26, 2007 after her doctor visit.

New Bio November 26:
Abbee (Abbee)
is from Fort Worth, Texas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has had symptoms for about 8 years and is currently looking for a specialist in her area.

New Bio November 26:
Justamom
is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her 12 year-old son is being tested for Cushing's. He has many symptoms, but hates needles so progress has been slow.

New Bio November 24:
Wen (greydragon)
is from Pennsylvania. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has several symptoms.

New Bio November 24:
Linda P (Jusmom1)
is from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. Her son has elevated ACTH, Cortisol and Prolactin but is dexamethasone suppression was normal and he was told he didn't have Cushing's.

New Bio November 24:
Debby
is from California, Maryland. She has a large tumor is growing on her pituitary and up into her brain. She is scheduled to meet with endocrinologists and neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins after the Thanksgiving break (2007).

New Bio November 23:
Heather (mamabibbs)
is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hormone deficiency, hypothyroid and neuropathy. She has an endo appointment 11/28/07.

New Bio November 21:
Az
is from Malaysia. He is not diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. He has seen a GP, a Nephrologist and an endo. All tests are inclusive so far except for elevated prolactin.

New Bio November 20:
Claire G (Clay)
is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She included some pictures. So far, she has been diagnosed with PCOS, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. She is taking many meds for these conditions.

New Bio November 19:
Karena (dragonfly7701)
is from Florida. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio November 19:
Becky C (Becky C)
is from Peshtigo, Wisconsin. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio November 16:
KellyAnn (qpdoll)
is from Huntington station, New York. She was diagnosed with Cushing's in 1971 and had both adrenals removed in July 1971.

New Bio November 16:
Vicky (ToriG)
is from Ohio. She was a lurker 7 years ago, but when she asked an endo to test her then, he said "You are not fat enough for this disease" and diagnosed her with PCOS. She is finally testing with another endo.

New Bio November 14:
Andrea (apsargent)
is from the Minneapolis area, Minnesota. She received a preliminary diagnosis of Cushing's in early November 2007, and is still going through the testing phase.

New Bio November 9:
Stacy
is from Traverse City, Michigan. She was diagnosed with adrenal Cushing's in February 2007 and had a right adrenalectomy at the University of Michigan Hospital on March 29, 2007

Updated Bio November 9:
Katie (KatieAero)
is from Utah. She is not diagnosed with Cushing's but has medical problems since she had a seizure and a concussion.

New Bio November 7:
Amy (electra67)
is from Louisville, Kentucky. She was diagnosed with an adrenal tumor in September 2007. She doesn't have a surgery date as yet.

Updated Bio November 7:
Kandis (Kandis)
is from Frederick, Maryland. She had a transphenoidal that was unsuccessful followed by a BLA (bilateral adrenalectomy). Kandis updated her bio November 7, 2007.

New Bio November 6:
Kim (Kimmie)
is from Midland, Texas. She has had symptoms for a few years but has not yet been diagnosed with Cushing's. She has had a few tests but the results aren't in yet.

New Bio November 6:
Patricia (Patricia)
is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She was being tested for PCOS when she read about Cushing's online. She got her endo to test for it and she had an adrenal tumor the size of a lemon. Her laparascopic surgery was August 4, 2006

New Bio November 4:
Sharon (auntsha)
is from New Suffolk, New York. She just got the results of her petrosal sinus sampling which indicates that the tumor is in her pituitary gland.

New Bio November 3:
Gina (GG)
is from Herndon, Virginia. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. Her adrenal CT scan showed a 7 mm lobulation or nodule so she is being referred to Dr. Mary Lee Vance at UVA for further clarification.

Updated Bio November 3:
Ann (Ann)
is from Dayton, Ohio. She updated her bio at 1 year post-op for a left adrenalectomy. She still waits for her right adrenal to wake up. Her pituitary has begon to function again and she is weaning off Prednisone. She updated her bio again in November 2007 after her adrenal woke up and she was off steroids.

Updated Bio November 2:
Lisa-A
is from Weaverville, California. She is was diagnosed as having 2-3 3-4 mm pituitary adenomyomas. She went to OHSU for a five day workup and updated her bio November 2, 2007.

New Bio November 2:
Ronnie (Ronnie)
is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She has some test results but no real answers. She needs help finding a new doctor.

New Bio October 31:
Claudia (cushie-mom)
is from Stoneville, North Carolina. She first heard about Cushing's while watching the TV documentary that Kate and Dr Ted Friedman did called "The Science Of Obesity". Her preliminary tests came back positive for Cushing's and she will se an endo the end of January, 2008.

New Bio October 30:
Jennifer A (jennifer a)
is from Cape Coral, Florida. She is not diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio October 30:
Jennifer (jqatar07)
is from Doha, Qatar. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and she takes Toprol XL for heart palpitations. She will see a Cushing's Expert in Dubai UAE in November.

New Bio October 29:
Diana (Dinobo2)
is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has been sick for several years and has many symptoms. She has heart disease, high cholesterol which can't be controlled.

New Bio October 28:
Tammy (tammytn)
is from Huron, Tennessee. She will be testing for Cushing's soon. So far she is diagnosed with MEN1, Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and Barrett's Esophagus.

New Bio October 28:
Sherry (jens mom)
is glad that she found this site and now doesn't feel that they seem totally crazy.

New Bio October 27:
Kasha (Kasha)
is from Houston, Texas. She found this site when she was doing prechemo bloodwork. She has been sick for four years and has a pacemaker.

New Bio October 27:
Dawn (dbrown1221)
is from Staten Island, New York. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She has an endo appointment 11/12/07 and hopes she gets some answers then.

New Bio October 25:
Angela (Angela)
is from Amarillo, Texas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has had symptoms and medical problems for many years.

New Bio October 25:
Alice (whitey)
is from Devonport, Australia. Ten years after her first pituitary surgery she had a recurrence. She has had stereotactic radiation on her pituitary gland before it was completely removed in 2007. She is on a waiting list to have her adrenal glands removed.

New Bio October 25:
Kristin H (Kriss)
is from Pasadena, California. She had a terrible time getting diagnosed with her pituitary Cushing's until Sharmyn told her about Dr. Pejman Cohan. Dr. Daniel Kelly removed her pituitary tumor August 25, 2006.

New Bio October 21:
Cynthia (sarachilla)
is from Nampa, Idaho. She was found to have a mass on her left adrenal during a kidney stome attack and was scheduled for surgery. Surgery has been postponed while they test for Cushing's.

New Bio October 21:
Dina (Dina)
is from Greensboro, North Carolina. She had adrenal surgery in May, 2007 and still isn't feeling well.

New Bio October 20:
Nessa (Nessa)
is from Lenoir, North Carolina. She was diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma (tumor) but she hasn't yet been diagnosed with Cushing's.

New Bio October 20:
Shandana is from Pakistan. She had her adrenal tumor removed but has been experiencing endocrine problems since then.

New Bio October 19:
Cathy (MomCathy)
is from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She thinks that her daughter might have Cushing's.

New Bio October 18:
Jen (looking4answers2)
is from Columbia, Illinois. She is not yet diagnosed but has had an abnormal MRI.

New Bio October 18:
Mike (Mike)
is from San Diego, California, His daughter had many symptoms of Cushing's starting a few years ago and used alcohol to help with them. He is concerned that Cushings might cause alcohol abuse.

New Bio October 17:
Susan
is waiting for a definite diagnosis. She has had symptoms for at least 15 years and some high test results so far.

New Bio October 17:
Kandis (Kandis)
is from Frederick, Maryland. She had a transphenoidal that was unsuccessful followed by a BLA (bilateral adrenalectomy).

New Bio October 17:
Pam (terpam)
is from Jet, Oklahoma. She isn't yet diagnosed with Cushing's but will see an Endo in December 2007. She has high cortisol levels.

New Bio October 16:
Lauren (Lauren)
is from Coral Springs, Florida. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease October 12, 2007.

New Bio October 16:
Connie (Connie)
is from Auburn, Washington. She has had two types of transphenoidal pituitary surgeries in the last 13 years (one at OHSU and another at Cedars Sinai Hospital) and a GammaKnife procedure. She is now on Ketoconazone.

New Bio October 15:
Marion (MarionK)
is from White City, Oregon. She has had adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems for many years. She believes her husband Cushing's.

Updated Bio October 15:
Kim (jackson)
is from Missouri. She was recently diagnosed with Cushing's.

New Bio October 14:
Suzanne C (SuzanneC)
is from Chesapeake, Virginia. She was recently diagnosed with Cushing's after many years of being treated for individual symptoms.

New Bio October 12:
Jeannie
is from Lawndale, North Carolina. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but says she has all the symptoms.

Updated Bio October 12:
Stephanie S' Daughter
is from Virginia She is a 12 year old who was diagnosed with Cushing's in August 2006. She had very large pituitary tumor, it was the shape of a snowman. Her first surgery left a tiny part of the tumor behind so she had a second surgery 6 days later. Her Mom updated her bio 10/12/2007.

New Bio October 11:
Suzanne (Suzi)
is from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was diagnosed with Cushing's in 1988 and has had transphenoidal surgery and radiation. After a recurrence she had a BLA.

New Bio October 11:
Leslie (Sage)
is from Ormond Beach, Florida. She was diagnosed with adrenal insuffiency a couple years ago and has been on Cortef and has had steroid pain injections.

New Bio October 11:
Lindsay (Lindsay)
is from Canada. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she has many symptoms. She has been diagnosed with PCOS.

New Bio October 11:
Nicole (Nicole)
is from DG, Illinois. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she has many symptoms.

New Bio October 11:
Jennifer (Zira)
is from Dodgeville, Wisconsin. She was diagnosed with Cushing's October 5, 2007.

New Bio October 8:
Amy
is from Kokomo, Indiana. She is not been diagnosed with Cushing's but many doctors have asked her if she has been tested for Cushing's. She has a brain tumor and hemagioma but was told by neuro they are nothing to worry about. Amy has twin sisters who have both had pituitary tumors.

New Bio October 8:
Seanette
is from Siletz, Oregon. Her 16 year old daughter has had 41 surgeries for venous malformations and has taken steroids post-op. She now has Cushing's symptoms.

New Bio October 8:
Debbie (LucyChloe2007)
is from California. She has a pituitary tumor and her endo thinks she may have cyclical Cushing's.

New Bio October 8:
Stephanie (stephanie1021)
is from Windsor, Canada. She has a pituitary tumor but is waiting for an appointment with a specialist since there are no doctors in her area. She also has diabetes and has just had back surgery.

New Bio October 8:
Betsy (Bemi9)
is from Ohio. She is being tested for Cushing's Syndrome.

New Bio October 3:
Amy (cushie 2X
) is from Decatur, Illinois. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and a mild case of acromegaly in 2001. After transphenoidal surgery in September 2001, she had a recurrence.

New Bio October 2:
Lindsey (linzy)
is from Greer, South Carolina. She has had some tests which have come back normal but she's also being tested for acromegaly.

Updated Bio September 30:
Mari (Mariahjo or MJ) is from Sumter, South Carolina. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she suspects that she's had Cushing's since childhood or at least since puberty. She updated her bio in August 2007 after a cyclical Cushing's diagnosis. Mari updated her bio again in September 2007 after her first endo visit.

New Bio September 29:
Natalie (NatalieNP)
is from Portland, Oregon. She is being worked up for Cyclical Cushing's and she has an 8 mm microadenoma on her pituitary.

New Bio September 27:
Tim (Tim) is from Conroe, Texas. His fiance in Peru has Cushing's Syndrome. She had her second surgery in March 2007 to remove an adenoma from her pituitary.

New Bio September 27:
Anne (Anne D.) is from Mountain View, California. She had pituitary surgery with Dr. Sandeep Kunwar July 5, 2005. She had gamma knife radiation June 30, 2007.

New Bio September 27:
Shannon (Shannon) is from Redwood City, California. She had an combination of Cushing's and Acromeglia. Shannon had pituitary surgery June 2007

New Bio September 27:
Monique (Monique) is from Auckland, New Zealand. She was diagnosed with Cushing's in 2004 and had her pituitary adenoma removed trans-sphenoidally.

New Bio September 27:
Cara is from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She had an adrenal gland removed April 30, 2007.

New Bio September 27:
LisaK has not been officially diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. In 2005 an MRI showed a pituitary tumor. In 2007, it had disappeared.

New Bio September 27:
Cindy (PaperGirl) is from Dayton, Ohio. She read an article about Cushing's in Weight Watchers Magazine and thinks that it might be the answer to all her symptoms.

New Bio September 27:
Tori (Tori) is from Midlothian, Virginia. She has steroid induced Cushing's after being on Decadron for several years and her adrenal glands don't work.

New Bio September 26:
ChrisMs is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has not been diagnosed with Cushing's but has been contemplating bariatric surgery. She has been diagnosed with Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor. Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor is a cancer that starts in the female ovaries. The cancer cells produce and release a male sex hormone, which may cause the women to develop male physical characteristics (virilization), including facial hair and a deep voice.

New Bio September 26:
Pam (Pam) is from Grand Island, Nebraska. She had a transphenoidal resection of her pituitary tumor July 25, 2007.

New Bio September 26:
Ellen (Ellen) is from Berkeley, California. She was was diagnosed with a functional left adrenal adenoma (producing cortisol) 3 years ago but has not had surgery yet.

New Bio September 26:
Mariah (mbelt8402) is not diagnosed with Cushing's but has had many symptoms for at least 10 years.

New Bio September 26:
Alison (COASTALALI) is from N.AUGUSTA, South Carolina. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and has taken prednisone for sinus and allergy problems.

New Bio September 26:
Megan (RainbowBiteMe) is from Bloomington, Minnesota. She's waiting for the results of 24-hour urine testing.

New Bio September 22:
Penny (penybobeny) is from Suffolk, Virginia. She is currently being tested for thyroid cancer, pheochromocytoma and Cushing's.

New Bio September 22:
Holly (Holly) is from Wichita, Kansas. She has not yet been diagnosed with Cushing's but she has been diagnosed with Sjogrunes Syndrome and sarcoidosis.

New Bio September 22:
Jessica (Jess) is from Louisiana. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's although a doctor told her she looked Cushingoid. An endo did only one urine test.

Updated Bio September 22:
Judi (CushieJudi) is from Batavia, NY. Judi updated her bio in April 2007 after her March 21, 2007 pituitary surgery and again in September after completely weaning off Cortef.

New Bio September 20:
Martin (Martin Heath) is from Seaside, Oregon. He has had migraines since he was about six years old. He has had pituitary surgery but the symptoms returned post-op.

New Bio September 19:
Caroline (Caroline) is from Liverpool, UK. After 15 years of seeing doctors for her problems, a pituitary tumor has been found. She was originally diagnosed with PCOS.

New Bio September 18:
Nick (Nick R.) is from Danvers, Massachusetts. He had pituitary surgery with Dr. Brooke Swearingen, a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in April, 2007.

New Bio September 17:
Sue (susie21) is from Indialantic, Florida. She is not diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She thinks she may have had Cushing's for at least ten years.

New Bio September 17:
Melyssa (Melyssa) is from Sydney, Australia. She is undergoing Cushing's testing.

New Bio September 17:
Chris (ccgirl579) is from South Seattle, Washington. She has had a pituitary tumor for several years but isn't yet diagnosed with Cushing's. She is testing with Dr. Ludlam.

Updated Bio September 16:
Pat had a Pituitary Tumor (Cushing's Disease), Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), Fibromyalgia, and Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Pat updated her bio after successful surgery. She is found that there is life after Cushing's! She updated it again January 25, 2016.

New Bio September 14:
Karen (mammab) is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and other medical issues such as fibromyalgia, complex sleep apnea, hietal hernia, a brain lesion and a lump on her breast.

Updated Bio September 14:
Melinda (melinda33) is from Olathe, Kansas. She was diagnosed with pituitary Cushing's without many tests. She originally saw Sharmyn McGraw's Lethal Diet episode of Mystery Diagnosis. She updated her bio after pituitary surgery August 29, 2007.

New Bio September 13:
Jennye (surpriseaz2007) is from Surprise, Arizona. After years of problems she has been tentatively diagnosed with a pituitary tumor by Dr Friedman.

New Bio September 13:
Beth (Beth66) is from Waynesburg, Kentucky. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

Updated Bio September 10:
Liz L had surgery August 13, 2002 to remove the tumor on her pituitary gland. She updated her bio September 2007.

New Bio September 10:
Sandra (sandra67) is from Patchogue, New York. She saw the Cushing's show on Mystery Diagnosis and thinks her daughter may have Cushing's.

New Bio September 10:
Jill (jill) is from Hudson, Wisconsin. She was recently diagnosed with pituitary Cushing's after 10 or more years of symptoms

New Bio September 9:
Jamie (Inlove4ever20105) is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has a PCOS diagnosis.

New Bio September 6:
Betsy (betsy) is from Bryan, Ohio. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has been struggling for about a year and a half going from doctor to doctor.

New Bio September 5:
Brandi (BrandiWine) is from Milledgeville, Georgia. She is not yet been diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio September 5:
Karen (ticklebug) is from San Antonio, Texas. She is scheduled for pituitary surgery October 1, 2007 after years of symptoms.

New Bio September 5:
Sara (Sayah) is from Santa Clarita, California. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has a variety of symptoms.

New Bio September 5:
Kelly (kellymc) is from Weatherford, Texas. She is not yet been diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio September 4:
Mechelle (mechelled) is from Jacksonville, Florida. She is not diagnosed with Cushing's but has high cortisol & testosterone.

New Bio September 4:
Laurie (LaurieO) is from Naples, Florida. Her daughter has had three pituitary surgeries since she was diagnosed with Cushing's in 1994.

Updated Bio September 3:
Monica (monicaroni) is currently living in Texas but grew up in Milwaukee. She has Cyclical Cushing's and is taking Ketoconazole. Monica updated her bio September 3, 2007 after pituitary surgery and a BLA.

New Bio September 2:
Vickie (vickie) is from Moore, Oklahoma. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has had symptoms for many years.

New Bio September 2:
Marie (crystaldreams) is from Adolphus, Kentucky. She has been dealing with thyroid and pituitary problems for at least 12 years.

New Bio August 29:
Roberta (roberta) is from Australia. She's waiting for test results and would like to talk to someone about Cushing's.

New Bio August 27
Suzanne (suzanne4477) is from Annapolis, Maryland. Her daughter has been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. She is going to NIH to see if they can diagnose the cause of the adrenal problems.

Updated August 24:
Katie (kyoung) is from Tucson, Arizona. She had pituitary surgery on July 9, 2003. Katie updated her bio in August 2007 after a recurrence.

New Bio August 24:
Kim P (Cotton's Mom) is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Although she has an adrenal tumor she has not yet been diagnosed with Cushing's.

New Bio August 24:
Tricia (Tricia) is from Cookeville, Tennessee. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she has been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease and Thalassemia.

New Bio August 24:
Michelle (Michelle16) is from Hatfield, United Kingdom. She had her first pituitary surgery in March 1998 and now has Addison's and a Cushing's recurrence.

New Bio August 21:
Connie is from Newfield, New York. She has a tumor on her adrenal gland but she hasn't been officially diagnosed with Addison's disease or anything yet.

Updated Bio August 21:
Mari (Mariahjo or MJ) is from Sumter, South Carolina. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she suspects that she's had Cushing's since childhood or at least since puberty. She updated her bio in August 2007 after a cyclical Cushing's diagnosis.

New Bio August 21:
Karen (aqaumarine72) is from Burt, New York. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but symptoms do fit and her adrenals are being worked up.

New Bio August 20:
Diana (Diana) is from Escondido, California. She had pituitary surgery in March, 2007 and is considering for reconstructive surgery on her hump. Diana's bio is the first one to use the new website design.

Updated Bio August 20:
Melinda (msmith3033) is from Portland, Oregon. She was diagnosed with Cushing's June 13, 2007 in Michigan but is waiting for a complete diagnosis from OHSU in Portland, Oregon.

New Bio August 19:
Dianne (Dianne) is from Hondo, Texas. Her main symptom seems to be hypertension. During periods of hypertension she would have some Cushing's symptoms. She checked off "Adrenal" as her diagnosis but her bio doesn't mention any more about that.

New Bio August 19:
Elizabeth Marie (LizzieMarie) is from Northridge, California. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has hae symptoms for seven years and has been diagnosed with diabetes and Fibromylagia.

New Bio August 18:
Misty (janalee) is from Rockwall (Dallas suburb), Texas. She was originally diagnosed with PCOS, then she was found to have an adrenal tumor. Her surgery was December 21, 2006.

New Bio August 18:
Kathi B (KathiB) is from Whiteland, Indiana. It wasn't until she went to the ER that a doctor suggested Cushing's to Kathi. After Googling Cushing's she went to her endo and demanded testing. Her adrenal gland/tumor will be removed August 29, 2007.

New Bio August 18:
Theresa (Theresa) is from St. Louis, Missouri. She had pituitary surgery 6 years and she wants to know what she should do next.

New Bio August 17:
Jamie (jamie74) is from Warrington, United Kingdom. His mum is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She is currently in hospital very sick and showing strong signs of psychological disturbances.

New Bio August 17:
Leanne is from Modesto, California. She has been on prednisone for over three years and now has adrenal insufficiency and adrenal crises.

New Bio August 16:
Marge (Tekla) is from Chicago, Illinois. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but may have MEN2. She has had medical issues since 1982. In 2004 she had a huge "lipoma" removed from the back of her neck.

New Bio August 16:
Patty (scottielovr) is from Greenwood, Indiana. She got a pituitary diagnosis August 15, 2007.

New Bio August 16:
Angie (Angie) is from Phoenix, Arizona. She was diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma in March of 2006 but the endo told her not to worry about it. She has been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia so far.

New Bio August 15:
Rhonda (Rhonda) is from Townsend, Montana. 4 years ago she had kidney stones. The doctors found a 4 cm adrenal tumor but did not feel it needed to be removed.

New Bio August 14:
Nancy (poepoe) is from Pennsauken, New Jersey. She is a Cushing's survivor. Her pituitary tumor was removed in May 2005.

New Bio August 14:
Shayla (shayla) is from Texas. She has not been diagnosed with Cushing's but she HAS been diagnosed with many things including: enlarged pituitary; seizure activity in the temporal lobe; eurocardiogenic syndrome; type1 diabetes; ovarian cysts; trigeminal neuralgia; fibromyalgia; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and high liver enzymes and bipolar disorder but she's not overweight.

New Bio August 14:
Dr. Chris (DrChrisHE) is from the Dominican Republic. She is a Doctor of Public Health (UCLA educated US citizen--born in NY --currently living in the DR) who was diagnosed with cyclical Cushing's Disease by OHSU. She has had 2 transphenoidals and a BLA.

New Bio August 13:
J (Gonzo) is from Michigan. She was misdiagnosed several times before 2001. J had an MRI that showed a 2-3 mm mircroadenoma on her pituitary and she took ketoconazole for several years.

New Bio August 12:
MizBellaTru is from Herndon, Virginia. She has not been diagnosed with Cushing's but she has had a lot of illness over the past 12 years and symptoms that could be Cushing's. Some of the past diagnoses include Ulcerative Colitis, diabetes, seizures, Bells Palsey and Menieres.

New Bio August 12:
Melissa is from Sheridan, Indiana. She had pituitary surgery July 18, 2007 but doesn't have a cure. Possible ectopic Cushing's has been suggested. The surgeon does not want to do radiation or removal due to her age.

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