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New Bio December 31, 2012
Candy (cjbritton)
is from Lincoln, Nebraska. In seeing an endocrinologist about normalizing her thyroid levels (Hashimoto's), he became suspicious of Cushing's. She was diagnosed with PCOS in 2006.

New Bio December 27, 2012
Anthony G
is from Avon Lake, Ohio. He was diagnosed with Cushing's on October 8th, 2012 and had pituitary surgery December 4, 2012.

New Bio December 20, 2012
Stacy H. (Stacy H.)
is from Lanham, Maryland. She had 2 pituitary surgeries in 3 days after 14 years of misdiagnosis.

New Bio December 11, 2012
Janny (JannyP)
is from Kingston, Canada. She is currently trying to determine what has gone amiss in her metabolism.

New Bio November 29, 2012
Marki (Marki)
is from Santa Barbara, California. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio November 24, 2012
Jane (Jane)
is from Great Falls, Montana. She was diagnosed with Cushing's but her health insurance ran out so she has had no treatment.

New Bio November 20, 2012
Laura C (Laura)
is from Mather, California. In 2007, she had surgery to remove 1/2 of her pituitary gland that had micro (benign) tumors.

New Bio November 13, 2012
Emma (emma22)
is from Leeds, UK. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but she has PCOS and hypothyroidism. Her bio includes before and after pictures.

New Bio November 11, 2012
Cynthia (K8sMom2002)
is from Georgia. She was diagnosed with an adrenal adenoma in Sept. 2012, after tests to find out if the pelvic mass she has was ovarian cancer.

New Bio November 8, 2012
Haven T (Haven T)
is from Conway, Arkansas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. She got a referral to an endocrinologist from her sleep doctor.

New Bio November 7, 2012
Dana E (Dana)
is from Bedford, Texas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing.

New Bio November 6, 2012
Coleen (EyeRishGrl)
is from Philadelphia, PA. She writes, in part: "Prior to my first appointment, I wrote out my health history. I attached pictures of myself as I used to be (prior to getting sick, I was about 130 pounds). I listed my complaints (always tired, bruising, no period, acne, high blood sugar, depression). I brought everything with me. His response? 'You don't have that; it's too rare.'"

New Bio November 5, 2012
Tiffany R (tiffers)
is from Sherman, Texas. She was just diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome (adrenal) after over a year of being misdiagnosed.

New Bio November 2, 2012
Sabrena (Sabrena)
is from London, UK. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing.

New Bio November 2, 2012
Dee (Dee)
is from Los Angeles, California. She saw an article in Reader's Digest about a mysterious illness and took it to her doctor. She really didn't think Dee had Cushing's because it was so rare, but her 24 hour urine test came back postitive. She had pituitary surgery June 27, 2007.

New Bio October 30, 2012
Vynn W
is from Berwick, Australia. She recently had pituitary surgery but isn't feeling better.

New Bio October 20, 2012
Mary (TheGoat)
is from Beaverton, Oregon. She had pituitary surgery and a CSF leak. Following a BLA she has had several other problems.

New Bio October 19, 2012
Jessica (JessicaAnn)
is from Dallas, Texas. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and several other diagnoses.

New Bio October 6, 2012
Shannon (Shannon)
is from Rogers, Minnesota. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms.

New Bio October 5, 2012
Jarryd (Medboy)
is from New Zealand. He is a male student with a pituitary tumor. He had accelerated weight gain since late 2011, despite frequent exercise and heavy dieting.

New Bio September 29, 2012
Becky (Becky)
is from New Market, Virginia. She surgery to remove a pituitary tumor. She had planned on bariatric surgery until her Cushing's diagnosis.

New Bio September 29, 2012
Mary (Mary)
is from Grainger, Indiana. She been battling Cushing's Disease for many years. She had transphenodial surgery at the Mayo Clinic-Rochester in April of 2008 and is considering a BLA.

New Bio September 27, 2012
lynnd (lynnd)
is from Glasgow, UK. Her daughter has all the tell tale signs of Cushing's but doctors are saying it's her food intake.

New Bio September 22, 2012
Sarah (Sarah)
is from Calgary, Canada. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease January 2011 and has had three pituitary surgeries. She shared a link to her blog for more updates.

New Bio September 11, 2012
Linda (Linda569)
is from Easton, Maryland. She been taking prednisone for over 3 years without a successful taper.

New Bio September 8, 2012
Linda
is from Keizer, Oregon. She had pituitary surgery and a recurrence so she had a BLA. She has many other issues post-op.

New Bio September 4, 2012
Elisabeth G (Elisabeth)
is from Belfast, Maine. She was diagnosed December 2011 and had surgery Feb 2, 2012 to remove a 3mm pituitary adenoma.

New Bio August 28, 2012
Peggy (concerned for spouse)
is from Wichita, Kansas. Her husband had a pituitary tumor removed in May 2012 after a diagnosis of Cushings. He still has an adrenal tumor that the endocrinologist thinks was fed by the pituitary tumor.

New Bio August 28, 2012
Marian (MaidM)
is from Fairfax Station, Virginia. She was diagnosed with adrenal Cushing's and provided a timeline of her Cushing's related tests and symptoms.

New Bio August 21, 2012
Linda (lawlesslaw)
is from Dallas, Texas. She was diagnosed with Cushings in October of 2009 and had a tumor and her adrenal gland removed in November.

New Bio August 19, 2012
Kate (Kate)
is from Tampa, Florida. She was sick for about a year before being told she had Cushing's Disease (pituitary).

New Bio August 19, 2012
Debbie (flawdnotclawd)
is from Woodbury, New Jersey. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. Previous diagnoses include diabetes, HTN, asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, high triglyceride/cholesterol, IBS. She had multiple steroid epidurals.

New Bio August 6, 2012
Judi L (judi)
is from Biloxi, Mississippi. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing now. She is diabetic and has been diagnosed with Hashimoto's.

New Bio July 28, 2012
Mary W (chloeblack101)
is from Heber Springs, Arkansas. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease in 1998. Her resectioning of pituitary was in 1998 but she had reoccurrence in 2002 followed by cyber knife gamma radiation treatment.

New Bio July 25, 2012
Maired (pogmohon)
is from Dublin, Ireland. She is not diagnosed with Cushing's. She thought her symptoms were from arthritis but she's developing more which point to Cushing's.

New Bio July 23, 2012
Alexis (Alexis)
is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio July 17, 2012
Sarah (sopdiva)
is from Kentucky. She was diagnosed with 2 pituitary tumors at the age of 15.

New Bio July 11, 2012
Sonja D (Kiwi)
is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was confirmed she had Ectopic Cushing's Syndrome in February 2011 and she had Bilateral Adrenalectomy (BLA) in May 2011.

New Bio July 9, 2012
Lisa (sagrae)
is from California. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing now. She has had PCOS.

New Bio July 9, 2012
Rebecca D (RebeccaD)
is from Toronto, Canada. She was first diagnosed with pituitary Cushing's in the Spring of 2010 and had surgery. She may be facing a recurrence.

New Bio July 8, 2012
Desirae (Desirae805)
is from California. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio July 5, 2012
Jestina (jestina902)
is from Woodbridge, VA. She struggled with hormone issues ever since she was thirteen and her old family doctor originally diagnosed her with diabetes and PCOS. Her new endo diagnosed her with Cushing's three years later.

New Bio July 5, 2012
Bre (brethelilcushie)
is from California. She has been diagnosed with PCOS and has other symptoms so is still testing.

New Bio July 3, 2012
Kristina
is from Siauliai, Lithuania. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio June 24, 2012
Lisa (Lisa)
is from Los Angeles, California. She was diagnosed with Cushings in Feb 2011 at the age of 30, after 6 months of inconclusive testing to find out what was going on with me. Bone marrow biopsy, CT scans, MRI's, urinalysis, bloodwork, you name it, it was done.

New Bio June 21, 2012
Christina (Christina10)
is from Staten Island, New York. She had transsphenoidal surgery for her pituitary tumor.

New Bio June 18, 2012
Joyce P (joyce864)
is from Greenville, South Carolina. Dr Friedman suspects Cushings and HGH deficiency.

New Bio June 15, 2012
Michelle (mich21)
is from Long Beach, California. She was recently diagnosed with adrenal Cushing's as well as been diagnosed with heart burns, sleep apnea, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, vitamin d deficiency, anemia, possible diabetes, now obesity, fatigue,anxiety, and fibromyalgia.

New Bio June 3, 2012
Miriam (MK)
is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio May 29, 2012
Angela (AngelaS)
is from Canada. She was diagnosed with PCOS over 15 years ago. She was also tested for Cushings at the same time, it came back negative and she is testing again now.

New Bio May 20, 2012
Liz D (Liz)
is from Massapequa, New York. She had a laparoscopic adrenalectomy 5/9/12 to remove her 3cm tumor that was releasing high doses of cortisol causing Cushing's Syndrome.

Updated Bio May 18, 2012
Sharon (SharonB)
is from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio May 17, 2012
Rebecca (Saphron31)
is from Indianapolis, Indiana. She had several symptoms by the age of 12 and her mother thought she had Cushing's but doctors wouldn't test. Her symptoms have stayed with her and she is finally testing, at the age of 33.

New Bio May 15, 2012
Melissa C (melc)
is from Pretoria, Africa. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and had pituitary surgery a few weeks ago.

New Bio May 13, 2012
Claudia C (Claudia)
is from Guatemala. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease 6 years ago, diabetic, hypertension, and 3 column hernias. She has had pituitary surgery and radiation.

New Bio May 13, 2012
Miriam (unlucky)
is from Monsey, New York. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has PCOS and diabetes.

New Bio May 12, 2012
Ginger (symptoms)
is from Loudon, Tennessee. She tells the bio of her father who had his adrenal glands removed. Her dad's name was Charles Hamilton Hawn the fourth and her oldest brother says he is in the medical books as one the first with this illness from 1962-1967.

New Bio May 9, 2012
Tundra (Tundra)
is from Fairburn, Georgia. She had pituitary surgery in February, 2011. During surgery, she had a CSF leak and had to remain on her back for 2 days. On February 29th, two weeks after returning home, she was rushed to the hospital for sepsis infection.

New Bio April 26, 2012
Angie (Angie E)
is from Massachusetts. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and has just seen an endocrinologist.

New Bio April 17, 2012
Melinda
is from St. Louis, Missouri. She is the mother of a newly turned 12 year old, who has been gradually gaining weight most progressively for the last three years, her current weight is 200 and her waist measures 44 inches.

New Bio April 17, 2012
Annie (Annie)
is from Midland, Michigan. She has a feeling there is something wrong with her daughter. Her body looks like that of a person with Cushing's (round face, buffalo hump, extended abdomen). It has been like this since she was 2 or 3 and she is now ten.

New Bio April 8, 2012
Anela
is from Bosnia. She has had unsuccessful pituitary surgeries in December 2011 and January 2012. She is considering a third transsphenoidal surgery or a BLA.

New Bio April 5, 2012
Elaine (cookiehha)
is from NE Oregon. Her pituitary tumor was removed 1999 and she is having a recurrence. She's thinking about a BLA.

New Bio April 3, 2012
Robin
is from Wooster, Ohio. She had adrenal surgery 10 years ago and lost the right kidney due to a blood clot 6 months later. Five years later she got thyroid cancer so they removed her thyroid.

New Bio March 31, 2012
Barbara
is from San Antonio, Texas. Looking back, she is pretty sure her symptoms started about 10 years ago. She is glad to finally have an answer and is hopeful that she will feel better after pituitary surgery.

New Bio March 26, 2012
Bev (blessedwith8)
is from Marion, Ohio. She is not yet diagnosed but has had symptoms for about 16 years. She will see an endocrinologist soon.

New Bio March 25, 2012
Teri (Teri)
is from Athens, Texas. She went to the emergency room for a kidney stone. A CT scan found a large mass her right adrenal gland and later found out there is another one on her left. She had one adrenal gland removed.

New Bio March 18, 2012
Sharon (SharonB)
is from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio March 18, 2012
Judy (jdthmsr)
is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and has been referred to an endocrinologist.

New Bio March 14, 2012
Jamie (JamieB)
is from Carrollton, Georgia. She was diagnosed with Cushing's in 2003. Her pituitary microadenoma was removed via TSA Nov, 2003. Jamie was in remission until 2006.

New Bio March 14, 2012
NicoleKristine (NicoleKristine)
is from Vancouver, Canada. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now. She has confirmed Hashimoto's disease.

New Bio March 14, 2012
Allie L (lalasmom)
is from Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Her pituitary Cushing's may be cyclical and there is not an endo anywhere near her who will touch her case. She is thinking about traveling to California for Dr. Friedman or Seattle Swedish for Camp Cushie.

New Bio March 13, 2012
Leiana (islandgirl)
is from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She had a 3.9 adenoma on the right adrenal gland removed in Sept 2010 and is waiting for the left adrenal gland to kick in. Her last acth test was last December 2011. Leiana was interviewed March 21, 2012 on http://BlogTalkRadio.com/CushingsHelp

New Bio March 6, 2012
Susan (Susan R)
is from Evansville, Indiana. She believes her Cushing's started when she was around 6 months pregnant in 2003. She had pituitary surgery in May, 2010.

New Bio March 3, 2012
Sherry
is from Grove City, Ohio. A new doctor suggested that she test for Cushing's after about 15 years of symptoms. Sherry is on 17 medications now due to blood pressure, fluid retenstion, thyroid, diabetes, neuropathy, depression and anxiety, cholesterol and to insure against a heart attack. Updated March 7 to include an email address and more symptoms.

New Bio March 2, 2012
Kim (Kim)
is from England. Her daughter has all of the Cushing's symptoms including severe recurring sinus infections, unexplained weight gain combined with normal size arms and legs, unbearable headaches, the swelling at the back of the neck, etc.

New Bio February 27, 2012
Erin T (Erin)
is from Morristown, Tennessee. She found out she had Cushing's Syndrome after her daughter was born in June, 2010. Doctors either didn't notice symptoms or brushed them off as if they were unimportant. The day before Thanksgiving in 2011 she had her pituitary gland removed. Her tumor was so large they couldn't save any of the gland.

New Bio February 21, 2012
Marilyn (Marilyn)
is from North Canton, Ohio. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now. She has a history of autoimmune issues including fibromyalgia, thyroid, shingles, Epstein Barr and mono.

New Bio February 19, 2012
Caroline (longcara)
is from Bruckless, Ireland. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio February 19, 2012
Nikki (Nikster304)
is from Davie, Florida. She had a misdiagnosis of Adrenal Hyperplasia previously and was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor 4 months later. She had transsphenoidal surgery on March 7 2011.

New Bio February 13, 2012
Cathy (Cathy_15)
is from Omaha, Nebraska. She is 36 years old and has had symptoms since she was 19 or 20. She hopes to start testing for Cushing's soon.

New Bio February 9, 2012
Laura (Laura Lee)
is from Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was diagnosed with Cushings Disease in 1982 when she was 17. She had successful transphenoidal surgery that year but the tumor returned in 1989 and she had another transsphenoidal surgery.

New Bio February 7, 2012
Kim (Ilooklikeamarshmellow)
is from South Carolina. She is starting testing for Cushing's. She learned two years ago that she had two growths on her adrenals.

New Bio January 30, 2012
Kim (kapw69)
is from Illinois. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio January 26, 2012
Audrey (Aud B)
is from Brooklyn, NY. She had her pituitary tumor removed Feb 2010. In Jan 2012, her endo changed her cortisol in response to developing Addison's disease. She has also had Graves disease since 1993, anosmia since 2003.

New Bio January 25, 2012
Jennifer (Jenn)
is from Texas. She had symptoms for nearly 15 years and had a pituitary adenoma removed, but doctors had to leave a small portion, and now it is growing back. She has also had a stroke, open heart surgery and a radical hysterectomy.

New Bio January 22, 2012
Claudia (CloddieG)
is from Pearland, Texas. Half her pituitary was removed on December 15, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Houston by Dr. David Baskin in collaboration with Dr. Dale Hamilton, her endo.

New Bio January 19, 2012
Nori (Nori)
is from Salinas, Puerto Rico. When she was in college her asthma got out of control and she spent the next 15 years using oral cortizone (serevent and flovent) every day twice a day. She has stopped the steroids but she is having symptoms of Cushing's now.

New Bio January 17, 2012
Alison (Alison)
is from Voorhees, New Jersey. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and will see a new doctor soon.

New Bio January 16, 2012
Melissa (lissahahn)
is from Illinois. Ten years ago, Melissa and her endo thought she had Cushing's but she was never diagnosed. Since symptoms have recurred, she is testing for Cushing's now. A pit MRI revealed 3 mm tumor.

New Bio January 13, 2012
Amanda (Manders715)
is from Appleton, Wisconsin. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and will see a new doctor soon.

New Bio January 3, 2012
Sue S (Suezorr)
is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sue's daughter has been quite ill for some time. She has not gotten a firm diagnosis, although Cushing's appears to be the most likely. Her lab tests are inconsistent, some are positive one time, and negative the next time.

New Bio January 1, 2012
Robert (robert dean)
is from Memphis, Tennessee. After having symptoms since 1993, a tumor was found on his pituitary gland in May of 2003. In January of 2006. 2 pituitary tumors were removed but he was not cured.

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