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Teri's Story

Hi to all of you. My name is Teri. I live in Tampa, Florida. I am 50 yrs. old.

I started having problems about 4yrs ago. I have a mass on my left adrenal gland and my right gland has shrunk and is inactive.

In the last 4 yrs., I have gained 80 lbs. and have tried diets, but, can't seem to lose more than 5lbs. My cortisol levels run about 245 most of the time. I have high cholesterol, high blood sugar, irregular periods, headaches, degenerative joint disease, huge stomach, facial acne, aching joints, lots of itching on upper body. Oh, another thing, the soles of my feet constantly hurt alot. Do any of you have that?? I usually feel lousy most of the time, but, every now and then, I'll feel better for a few days, but, then back to the usual.

I have been to 4 doctors and just referred to my 5th who I see this Friday (3/15/2002). Needless to say, I'm very frustrated. My last endo. said he is very puzzled by my case, as, I don't have all of the classical Cushing symptoms and my test results are odd compared with Cushing's patients.

So, that's about it for me. Good Luck to all of you and my prayers are with you.

Teri T. - Tampa, FL

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