Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Leslie, adrenal bio

I am a 59 year old female.

I was diagnosed with an adrenal tumour 15 months ago, then eventually diagnosed with Cushings and the adrenal gland and tumour were removed in July 2008.

At the time of surgery it was found that the other adrenal gland was not functioning and I am now therefore hydrocortisone dependant and classified (I think) with secondary addisons.

I suffer from various cushings problems such as high blood pressure and osteoporosis. I am just beginning to manage my medication but am finding the problem of firstly suffering from Cushings to suffering from Addisons very difficult to cope with - one extreme to the other.

I would really appreciate any advice anyone can give me who is suffering from a similar problem.

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