And It's About Time There Was Some Support For Cushing's!
Last week I went to talk to my GP about an article I read in Weight Watchers Magazine about Cushings and he agreed that I had all the symptoms/signs (right down to the heavy purple stretch marks on a belly thats never had a baby inside!) - I had my first 24 Urine Test yesterday (just dropped off this morning) and I go for blood work on Oct 9 (2007).
In the last 10 yrs I've gained 142 lbs and although I've made some bad food choices at times, it just happened. I also had a total abdominal hysterectomy with both ovaries removed at 28. Again, I've had no children. I had heavy irregular bleeding and huge ovaries on the ultra sound. After readying this board (and other literature) I feel like my OBGYN made a MISTAKE!
I've been getting migraines - debilitating migraines - for a little over a year now. Previous to 1/1/2006 I had 2 in my entire life. Now, within the last 14 months I have 12.
I have facial hair under my double chin, I get acne break outs and I have a small buffalo hump (from what the dr said its tiny). I have straie on my stomach, upper legs, breasts and arms.
I used to be somewhat active - but now I am so tired all the time. My family is all slim and have made remarks that I should just eat better. I thought I had re-broken my left ankle - I was sure of it in June 07 and after the visit to the orthopediast all I had was a $250 Xray bill and no broke bones.
My first husband divorced me in 2001 after 10 yrs together (5 yrs married) because I got fat and couldnt give him kids. Here I am now at 33 feeling bitter, barren and divorced.
Im a little lost , a little jaded...and worried that I am in this all on my own.