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First week of wondering....


Alison

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This time last week was the first time I had ever heard of "Cushing's". Since then I've had two blood tests and peed - a lot - into a bright orange biohazard jug that I got to keep in my refrigerator. Gross.

 

My symptoms:

 

Centralized weight gain

Striae

Depression/Anxiety

Small "Buffalo Hump" (i HATE that phrase, by the way)

Weird darkening of skin on back of neck

Very dry/sensitive skin

Cortisol seemed high in blood test (24 hour urine needs to confirm)

High trigylcerides

Insomnia

Very easily bruised

 

 

Then there are a lot of Cushing's symptoms I don't have...

My blood glucose is fine (and thank god for that, as diabetes runs in my family)

Blood pressure is fine

My periods are totally normal (probably aided by the fact that I am on ortho tri-cyclen lo)

No hirsutism (again, thank god)

 

I just want to know! If I do have it, then let's fix it. And if I don't, then I want to know that too, so I can figure out what it is. I eat very healthily and exercise a lot, so the weight gain makes no sense (although it is not as extreme as some cases I've read about. I've gained probably 50 lbs in the past several years. That's a lot though on a 5'0" frame!). I feel like a whale. Thankfully I have the world's best boyfriend, who loves me just as I am.

 

Blah blah blah. I also wish I had more "work" to do at work, so that I didn't have time to just sit around and ponder my health. I'd prefer to be distracted!

 

Oh well. On we go....

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