Friday, December 12, 2008

Natalie, undiagnosed bio

I have not been diagnosed with Cushing's, but I have been diagnosed with PCOS. I do not think this diagnosis is correct however. I have only ever had one cyst on my ovary.

After searching on the internet for another diagnosis, I came across cushings. I believe that I have this because I have alot of the symptoms. I am very overweight, even when I used to be very active and healthy. I never lose weight. I have stretch marks all over my body. I have spasms, and heart palpatations which I read can be a sign of adrenal gland problems. I have irregular periods. My periods tend to be very long when I have them, (This one has lasted for nearly since the end of august and it is now the middle of december.) then they go away for a few months. I have thinner arms and legs, while my middle is large. I have what is often refered to as a buffalo hump, and fat above my clavical. My face is round, and I have a double chin. I have alot of the other symptoms to.

When I was younger my doctors were concerned that I had a tumor on my pituitary gland, but I was never able to get an MRI. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I had to have surgery on both of my eyes due to strabismus. I heard that cushings can cause vision problems, but I don't know if strabismus is one of them.

If you know anything that you think will help me, please e-mail me.

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