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.
Centralized weight gain
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)
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....