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  1. Hello Erin, welcome to the boards, you are in the right place to get the answers that you need.


    you sound like you need a full endocrine work up:

    thyroid- tsh, free t4, free t3, Anti-TPO and Anti-TG,

    parathyroid - PTH levels,

    growth hormone - igf-1 levels,

    Adrenal - aldosterone, serum cortisol, epinephrine & norepinephrine, 24 hour urinary free cortisol, 24 hour urine metanephrines

    sex hormones- estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, dheas,

    pituitary hormones - acth, FSH, LH, prolactin


    You need a good endocrinologist to check for any disorders such as- hypopituitarism, graves disease, pheochromocytoma, hashimoto's thyroiditis, growth hormone deficiency, late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, multiple endocrine neoplasia, or cushing's disease. I truly hope that a doctor will identify & cure your symptoms, good luck & God bless

  2. I was kicked off a managed care company's provider list at one point because my average length of treatment was longer than they wanted -- they said so directly, first telling me I would be kicked off if my average did not fall to about 6 sessions per client, then kicking me off after I got it to that point because it should have been three sessions per client.


    I am a pharmacist and I have always suspected this but never heard a doctor in managed care admit to it.


    murder via conspiracy to save $, when more people don't get necessary treatment because the physicians are trying to hard to do the insurance company's will.


    So awful but true :(

  3. In the animals studies that I have found, Long-term stress does not seem to cause cushing's. Over the short term, cortisol levels rise, but in the long-term the cortisol levels go back to normal.


    I don't believe that stress causes cushing's. I think that a stressful event can trigger cushings in a person that was going to develop cushing's anyway. This is just my personal opinion.......




    During the long-term stress study, free and total plasma cortisol levels increased significantly in the stressed group after the second week. However, the percentage of free cortisol was already significantly elevated by the first week, and remained high during the second week. After 3 and 4 weeks of handling, both free and total cortisol declined in stressed fish to levels that were not significantly different from pre-stress values.



    A decrease in the plasma cortisol level in pro-oestrous and pregnant ewes was accompanied by disappearance of its normal rhythmicity. Since a normal plasma cortisol response to exogenous corticotrophin was noted after 3 days of foot-shocking it seems unlikely that the decrease in the cortisol level after prolonged stress was caused by exhaustion of the adrenal cortex.

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