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Christy's Story

Hi I am a 33 year old mother of six. I have mixed feelings when reading everybody's bio's. I am so glad to hear that I am not the only person in the world feeling like this but I hate to hear that others are going through this too. My story started, I suppose, after the birth of my 3rd child in '96, but didn't start getting tested until 11-2003. I had a plasma cortisol test that came up high so my PCP did a 24 hour UFC and when it came up high he sent me to the endo Here is the list of symptoms I typed for the first visit.

Had the surgery and liver enzymes down to normal now. He ordered an overnight dex test and mumbled that if it came up normal he would just dx as post-partum. When the nurse called me she just said it showed "abnormal cortisol levels" and ordered another 24 hour UFC (high again) and am now to do the low dose dex test. Every time I come home with a bright orange jug my oldest son cringes and I hear oh not again mom! Of course I am doing this all to disrupt his life! :-)

That is pretty much my story and I would like to get this solved and over with, hopefully before I gain anymore weight since I make the Stay Puff marshmallow man look thin!

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