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Chrisy's Story...

I recently came across this site after seaching the internet about my weight and some symptoms I have. I haven't been tested for Cushings yet, but I have an appointment on July 16th.

A little bit about me....I'm 29 years old, married and a mother to 4 children. I had my first child when I was just 19, my second when I was 20, my third when I was 22, and my last when I was 24. So 4 kids in 5 years!! BUT I never had any issues with losing the weight after each pregnancy. Granted I never got back down to the 105 pounds I was before I got pregnant the first time but I was always able to get to a healthy weight, around 125.-130.

It wasn't until about 2 years ago that I started to gain weight. In June of 2005 I was about 125 pounds and by Sept. 2005 I was 160. I hadn't changed anything thing, not my diet not anything! I also noticed that I had developed a hump on the back of my neck. I became and still am self concious of it and try to wear shirts that keep it covered. All of the weight is in my belly, face and upper body. My legs are still as small as they have always been. I have a real hard time finding clothes that look normal on my body. There are many days now that I just sit around the house in my sweats and avoid leaving the house. I have even found myself saying that I hate clothes.

I have never been a real social person, but I never avioded leaving the house before. I guess being approched 2 seperate times by people asking me when I'm due has infulenced it a little bit. I'm not happy with the way I look and when I do go out I feel like everyone is always staring at me and judging me by my appearance. I now have new hope that there is something that can be done to help me!

My symptoms are: