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New Bio December 31, 2013
Brian (Brian)
is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He was diagnosed with adrenal Cushing's at the NIH in Bethesday, Maryland and had a successful surgery.

New Bio December 29, 2013
H. Lane (Sunshine)
is from San Jose, California. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but is testing now. She has Diabetes type 2.

New Bio December 29, 2013
Trish D (trishtd)
is from Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia. She is the mother of a young woman who has been ill for over fifteen years. Her daughter is testing and has a diagnosis of PCOS.

New Bio December 29, 2013
Rosemary (Berry)
is from San Leandro, California. She is not yet diagnosed but took Prednisone and a recent CT scan shows evidence of a growing left adrenal adenoma.

New Bio December 26, 2013
Donna (Dutchie)
is from Los Angeles, California. She has a pituitary microadenoma and is still doing all kinds of testing to see if it is active.

New Bio December 13, 2013
Andrea (RipVanAnn)
was finally diagnosed with steroid-induced Cushing's after taking Prednisone. Her adrenal glands have atrophied and she is continually in either Cushing's mode or Addison's mode.

Updated Bio December 12, 2013
Margaret D (MargaretD)
is from Seattle, Washington. She had both a complete hypophysectomy and bilateral adrenalectomy. She is back in the Pacific Northwest working at Swedish Neuroscience Institute with Dr. Johnny Delashaw again.

New Bio December 1, 2013
Laree (Laree)
is from Washington, DC. She was diagnosed with pituitary Cushing's and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

New Bio November 13, 2013
Cat (ceebee)
is from Far California. Her 17 year old daughter may have Cushing's and is testing now.

New Bio November 11, 2013
Miriam K (Meeks089)
is from Far Rockaway, New York. She had pituitary surgery on August 1, 2012. Miriam was interviewed on BlogTalkRadio podcasts December 4, 2013.

New Bio November 6, 2013
Marie C (Marie Conley)
is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was diagnosed in June 2012 with Cushing�s Disease after almost three years of a variety of illnesses.

Updated Bio November 4, 2013
Rashelle (Rashelle)
is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has had pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and a BLA. Her bio was originally posted in 2010

New Bio November 3, 2013
Janet (janetelizabeth)
is from Yarmouth, England. She was diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome and awaiting surgery.

New Bio November 2, 2013
Tracie (ktfisher91)
is from North Carolina. She was diagnosed in May 2012 after several years of being misdiagnosed and treated for the wrong diseases. She had her pituitary tumor removed at Emory Hospital, Atlanta GA in January 2013.

New Bio November 1, 2013
Deidre (deidre)
is from North Carolina. Her daughter has suspected Cushing's. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (with goiter) almost 4 years ago. Synthroid no help. Armour keeps TSH levels in range, but symptoms continue.

New Bio October 31, 2013
Sheena (cuddlybeena)
is from Essex, United Kingdom. She is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has a hypothyroid diagnosis. She is considering seeing another endo.

New Bio October 24, 2013
Melissa (MelissaZ)
is from St. Clair, Michigan. She was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease called Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome (IOIS). Treatment for this was a high dose of Prednisone and she has now been diagnosed with Steroid-Induced Cushing's.

New Bio October 24, 2013
David T (Wombat)
is from Manchester, United Kingdom. He has been diagnosed with probable cyclical adrenal Cushing's and was referred to an endocrine surgeon this week who is going to perform a right adrenalectomy.

New Bio October 23, 2013
Monika (Mokitsa)
is from Idaho, Australia. She is not yet diagnosed but is testing now.

New Video Interview October 22, 2013
Stacey
is a good friend of mine who has had pituitary surgery for her Cushing's Disease. She spoke recently at the Johns Hopkins Pituitary Day event.

New Bio October 21, 2013
Chris (suter32)
is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was diagnosed with Cushings while in the Navy, in pursuit of Navy SEAL and had pituitary surgery.

New Bio October 14, 2013
Lucienne S
is from the United Kingdom. She had a 12mm macroadenoma and her pituitary gland completely removed in London National Neuro Hospital in Jan 2012.

New Bio October 13, 2013
Denise H (deekay)
is from Midlothian, Virginia. She was diagnosed with Cushing's in April 2013 and had surgery in June 2013 to remove a tumor on he pituitary gland.

New Bio October 12, 2013
Alma (Diane)
is from Stockbridge, Georgia. She has been diagnosed with Subclinical Cushings Disease.

New Bio September 25, 2013
Jennifer (Jennifer In Puget Sound)
is from Washington. She is not yet diagnosed but has a history of thyroid problems and is testing now.

New Bio September 21, 2013
Robert (birdflu)
is from Portland, Oregon. He was diagnosed with Cushing's in 2006 and had a pituitary tumor removed in 2007 (Swedish Hospital in Seattle).

New Bio September 21, 2013
Vicky
is from Gloucester, United Kingdom. She had her pituitary tumor removed in December 2012 and now faces breast cancer.

New Bio September 19, 2013
Shawnna H (Shawnna)
is from New Brunswick, Canada. She has been exhibiting most of the symptoms of Cushing's for a least 7 years. She is finally testing for Cushing's.

New Bio September 13, 2013
Lee (lee1958)
is from Pennsylvania. Her cardiologist thinks she might have Cushing's and referred her to an endocrinologist.

Golden Oldie Bio September 11, 2013
Jeannine
is from Columbus, Ohio. Her left adrenal gland was removed in April of 2003 because she tested positive for a pheochromocytoma as well as for a cortical adenoma. The pathology listed adrenal cortical adenoma. She is still having problems and a cranial MRI shows a 3-4mm pituitary tumor

New Bio September 1, 2013
Jennifer (jennie75)
is from California. She recently had surgery and it looks like the mass on her left ovary was the source of elevated ACTH.

New Bio August 26, 2013
Mickey D (MickeyD)
is from South Lebanon, Ohio. She was first diagnosed with Cushings Syndrome in 1995 after 2 years of weekly doctor office visits stating that "my blood tests came back ok, so it must not be anything serious".

New Bio August 21, 2013
Leah (Lele)
is from Australia. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is trying to find a doctor who will take her seriously.

New Bio August 19, 2013
Angela Marie (Angela M)
is from Elyria, Ohio. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio August 12, 2013
Monie (mlamobe)
is here to learn and seek out help to deal with health issues she has had for about 30 years.

New Bio August 9, 2013
Laura (Loves2Cruise)
is from Rockford, Illinois. She was diagnosed with adrenal Cushings over 14 years ago and thought she was done with it. She is now having trouble getting pregnant.

New Bio August 6, 2013
Dana (abnormalaties)
is from Mayfield, Kentucky. She been sick about 8 years, and she discovered she has an adrenal mass in December, 2012.

New Bio August 3, 2013
Shelleyw (Shelleyw)
is from Suwanee, Georgia. Her daughter is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now. Her endo said that it seems to be adrenal as the ACTH was low and the DST was high.

New Bio August 2, 2013
Alex
is from New Jersey and had a surgery to remove a pituitary tumor in July 2011.

New Bio July 30, 2013
Jessica
is from Sweden. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio July 25, 2013
Amanda P (Amanda Paxton)
is from Auckland, New Zealand. She has had transsphenoidal (pituitary) surgery and may be having a recurrence.

New Bio July 15, 2013
Britney (PandaBearHobbit)
is from Bowie, Maryland. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now. She has been diagnosed with PCOS and is on metformin.

New Bio July 10, 2013
Patty L (Answer hungry)
is from Lompoc, California. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now. She has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and is on a low dose of Levothryroxine.

New Bio June 26, 2013
Kristine (Kristine)
is from Perrineville, Jersey. She underwent an adrenalectomy (L) for a benign mass. Her cortisol levels were slightly elevated, all tests suggested Subclinical Cushing's. Her major symptoms started after her surgery.

New Bio June 19, 2013
Joseph (joeysauce)
is from Deer Park, New York. He diagnosed himself with Cushing's and has had two pituitary surgeries.

New Bio June 9, 2013
Marianne (Mare)
is from Staten Island, New York. She has been diagnosed with Cyclic Cushing's but the cause has not been found. She has had pituitary scans; the first time showed a microadenoma of about 5mm in the left lobe. When he repeated the test that was gone and there was a 2mm one on the right side. That too disappeared.

New Bio June 7, 2013
Nickole (LoneStarLady123)
is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio May 30, 2013
Debra LF (DebraLF)
is from Billings, Montana. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now but her labs are fairly normal.

New Bio May 19, 2013
Jenny (Jenny)
is from San Clemente, California. She is having adrenal surgery on June 11, 2013.

New Bio May 16, 2013
Catherine J (Catherine Jones)
is from Prosser, Washington. She had 3 pituitary surgeries, gamma knife radiation, and a BLA.

New Bio May 9, 2013
Christine (Christine S)
is from Pasadena, Maryland. She had 4mm tumor on her pituitary gland. It was removed at Johns Hopkins in November 2012. She still has a pituitary lesion remaining.

New Bio May 9, 2013
Gina M
is from Oxford, Maine. She had pituitary surgery at Mass General and a BLA before finding out that she had ectopic Cushing's. They have not yet found the source.

New Bio May 7, 2013
Gail S
is from Alberta, Canada. She is two months post pituitary surgery and life is getting better. She shares her blog URL.

New Bio April 17, 2013
Dana (abnormalaties)
is from Mayfield, Kentucky. She been feeling sick for 5-6 years. like she has the flu all the time. She has an adrenal mass.

New Bio April 10, 2013
Kristi (kingskid)
is from Indiana. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio April 7, 2013
Grace (Grace)
is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms.

New Bio April 1, 2013
SoVeryTired
has had a hypothyroid problem for several years and she is learning she may have Cushing's.

New Bio March 29, 2013
Debbie (debbie0413)
is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She believes her friend has Cushing's and is trying to find help for her.

New Bio March 18, 2013
Shannon (sweetpea)
is from Glassboro, New Jersey. She mother of a 19 year old daughter who recently has had her life turned upside down with a diagnosis of Cushing's Disease.

New Bio March 15, 2013
Lajla
is from Umea, Sweden. She had adrenal surgery in September 2012.

New Bio March 11, 2013
Cathi (cathinan)
is from Pollock Pines, California. She had a macroadenomas pituitary removed transsphenoidally by Sandeep Kunwar, MD at UCSF August 31, 2013.

New Bio March 9, 2013
Jennifer (jennifer)
is from West Virginia. She is not yet diagnosed but has several symptoms.

New Bio March 5, 2013
Karen (kareny)
is from Canada. She am the mother of a 14 year old who had transspenoidal removal of a pituitary microadenoma in Aug 2011 and is now in full remission.

New Bio March 5, 2013
Jane (tiggy2166)
is from the United Kingdom. Jane's daughter is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now. She is particularly concerned because two of her other children have rare diseases.

New Bio March 3, 2013
Erin
is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio February 16, 2013
Michelle (tigs68)
is from London, UK. She had a reoccurrence in 2008 and a second pituitary operation, and is under investigation again.

New Bio February 15, 2013
Renee (Renee)
is from Columbus, Ohio. She had a pituitary cyst in 2008 that was surgically drained (specifically a Rathke�s Cleft Cyst) and in April 2012, she was also diagnosed with a pseudotumor cerebri.

New Bio January 27, 2013
Genevieve (JenNYC)
is from New York City, New York. She is not yet diagnosed but has many symptoms and is testing now.

New Bio January 16, 2013
Lavane V (lvowell)
is from Piedmont, Oklahoma. In January 2013, she was told that her pituitary surgery was not a "cure". She is on Cabergoline to see if it helps with the symptoms and is considering gamma knife radiation.

New Bio January 6, 2013
Marian U (MaidM)
is from Fairfax Station, Virginia. She had Cushings symptoms for about 20 years (she is 43) before she finally had adrenal surgery at NIH on August 29, 2012.

New Bio January 4, 2013
Cheryl D (tigereye2010)
is from Bradford, Pennsylvania. She was diagnosed with Cushings Disease in December of 2009 and had pituitary surgery May 2010.

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