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Neesa's Story...

I am 35 years old and I have not been diagnosed with Cushing's yet, but I have many of the symptoms. I have been sick for a very long time. I have Hashimoto's disease and have been blaming my fatigue on that. I am suspicious when my TSH results are normal and before my blood test was convinced that my thyroid levels were low because of fatigue and feeling crazy. I also have type II diabetes and PCOS.

My x-husband used to comment on the hump on my back. He wanted me to be perfect. I've had it for many years. I've got a round face with lots of fat on my chin, neck and chest. I feel so uncomfortable. My stomach is huge and i can't fit into jeans. I have to wear stretch pants and I'm embarrassed to go out of the house because nothing fits me. I am in the mental health program at North Shore Community College and will graduate next semester if I get up the strength to do my field placement. I am a single mother of four boys, who have been through an extremely brutal custody battle brought on by their father. Two of my sons have mental illness and require lots of care and attention. I'm beginning to feel like I can barely take care of myself. My mother has finally become supportive after telling me about the article she read and it is comforting to have her on my side. Her and my father have been mean at times telling me I have to grow up and put my life in almost impossible task when feeling so sick and tired. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I want to live. I called my Dr. last Thursday to ask for testing for Cushing's.

I'm waiting for a response from the secretary. If I don't hear from the office on Monday, I'll have to call again. Thanks for this site! I can almost see a light at the end of the tunnel!


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