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    I used to be active. I want to be again...<br /><br />Rollerblading, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Climbing<br />Sewing, Robotics

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  1. Lorrie, I am glad to see you posting. How did everything go with the psych evaluation? I see that you posted something about bipolar diagnosis info. I hope you are getting the support you need and are still on the path of getting answers. If you're open to sharing more about how you've been dealing with your struggles, I'm sure lots of us could benefit from your posts. Hugs and...

  2. MelissaTX, thanks for starting the new thread. I have no idea how to take the actual posts from the other thread and post them here, but I copied the few quotes related to our hijacking Agent Orange discussion. So here they are: Missaf: ?Aha! I remember that study! It talked about faulty development of the HPA and how the axis would be expecting more cortisol thanks to childhood trauma. This explains so much. That fits my childhood and teen years, too. But I also have the complications resulting from my dad's Agent Orange exposure and the signs and symptoms I was born with that Endos like Dr. F found interesting.? MelissaTX: ?Can you share what you know about the effects of agent orange affected veterans' descendants? Any medical articles? My father was in the marines and stationed in Vietnam twice during the war. He has reoccurring prostate cancer which is also linked to agent orange exposure.? MelissaTX: ?I guess I mean, do you know of any sources showing links between agent orange/dioxin and pituitary and adrenal cases? I found this: http://www.vva.org/v...feature.html and it mentions adrenal gland cancer. I had to stop and post. I'm reading and researching more.? MelissaTX: ?I'm going to add my Cushings to the birth defect registry. We'll let you know what I find out from here. http://www.birthdefects.org/registry/? Missaf: ?Thread hijack! I've not seen anything pass through so far except things like type 2 diabetes, pancreas damage, liver damage, etc... but AO is a growth hormone antagonist in plants, I'm betting good money that it messed with the pituitary gland for certain. I put my birth defects on the registry and was told that they weren't tied to AO, but when my dad was in Vietnam and saw photos of other girls with the same problems and talked with a Vietnamese doctor, he knew for certain they were tied.? Lbeu12: ?Now we're all hijacking this thread, but it is very important stuff! I had no idea about the Agent Orange stuff. My dad was also in the Vietnam war - and had to perform autopsies on the soldiers that were sent back to the States. I have been researching since Missaf posted last night about this, and see some connections with TCDD in the A.O. that affects endocrine system...something about the plant growth hormone. It even mentions paternal related birth defects in future children... This might connect some dots about why my dad and I have so many similar symptoms, but not my sisters, as they were born before the Vietnam war, and I was born in 1980. Maybe we should start another thread about Agent Orange connections and research that we can all "follow" with email. That way, this thread can get back to the cortisol receptors issue...which I also want to find out more about. I agree with MelissaTX that I will only see posts linked with this thread on my email, but I can make sure and check for the new one and connect to receive emails for that too. Keep the info coming!!!? I hope that helps us catch up and continue the discussion as any of us find out more information.
  3. Now we're all hijacking this thread, but it is very important stuff! I had no idea about the Agent Orange stuff. My dad was also in the Vietnam war - and had to perform autopsies on the soldiers that were sent back to the States. I have been researching since Missaf posted last night about this, and see some connections with TCDD in the A.O. that affects endocrine system...something about the plant growth hormone. It even mentions paternal related birth defects in future children... This might connect some dots about why my dad and I have so many similar symptoms, but not my sisters, as they were born before the Vietnam war, and I was born in 1980. Maybe we should start another thread about Agent Orange connections and research that we can all "follow" with email. That way, this thread can get back to the cortisol receptors issue...which I also want to find out more about. I agree with MelissaTX that I will only see posts linked with this thread on my email, but I can make sure and check for the new one and connect to receive emails for that too. Keep the info coming!!! Sincerely,
  4. Missaf, Thanks for your input...and the vote of confidence. I agree with you, but I don't have all the literature that I need. I definitely have a flip in my diurnal rhythm - seen at Cushie Camp. My doctor won't have me do midnight serums except with the PICC line, so I'm just turning in normal salivaries and urines. It is frustrating and making me second guess myself. But I know that many of you have only had high serums and moved on to surgery. I might have to switch and see Dr. F just because my body won't cooperate with the testing protocol of my current doctor...even though I do have tons of respect for him. I haven't had any 10 hr urines or 17 hydroxysteroids tested. But maybe that is the key for me...with Dr. F someday. Any other suggestions or tips for me? Sorry for "stealing" this thread for a bit...but I can't wait to hear more info about all of these topics!
  5. I don't have much to add, but I am VERY interested in this topic. I'm trying to figure out why and how I have such high midnight cortisol serum (total cortisol) but usually normal free cortisol urines and salava tests. I know it could have to do with CBG, but I keep hearing that if CBG is high, and my body is binding the free cortisol, then I it isn't negatively affecting my body. I disagree since my body is obviously showing the signs and symptoms of highs and lows. I don't know for sure if I have high CBG since it has never been tested. But the cortisol receptors are something I know nothing about. And I know my Dad is in the process of being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis (inflammation all over his body and many of the same signs and symptoms that I have - which are Cushing's related too). I don't know if maybe he actually has Cushing's like I might, or if I just happen to have a pituitary tumor, enlarged adrenal gland with nodules, and psoriatic arthritis like he might. But I just want to get answers... Thanks for the post!
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