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  1. Why, if she had cushings as it states in this, would one of her possible treatments have been steroids? This all stinks to high heaven if you ask me!! How sad . . . . .
  2. I tried coming off of my anti-depressants a few weeks back, thinking that maybe my GH was helping in that area, and I found out quickly as did everyone else in my family that it was a BAD idea!! I got really angry and emotional. I had to quickly get back on them! I had weaned off just as you are suppose to do. Didn't just come straight off of them incorrectly. That was the first thing the doctor asked me. But NO I did it the right way. I also went back on them the right way. Cushings just does something to us . . . . and I will be the first to admit the Lexapro really helps me a LOT!! It makes me calmer and more relaxed. Wish that I didn't need but . . . . . Hugs Amy
  3. That's why we don't have the glass door on our shower now! Ooops, I'm going to tell on myself! Well, obviously this was before I was cured . . . . I got mad one day and put my foot through it and instead of fixing it we just put a bar and shower curtain on it. Well, hubs said I might do it again. Roid rage can make a person do some bad things . . . . .
  4. I watched both segments! Both were great . . . . first about pituitary deficiencies and second on pseudo-tumor cerebri (intracranial hypertension). Thing I can't get past is how doctors just write people off and don't believe them! I'm so mad after watching the second segment that I could scream!!! That poor girl! Her parents had to be the ones to "go to bat" for her and they failed her. Thank goodness they found out what was wrong and fixed it just in the nick of time. Robin . . . . thanks for posting about this episode! That's the only reason I knew it was on!! Hugs Amy
  5. OMG . . . . my BMI is still off the charts even though I've lost mega amounts of weight!! BUT, my waist is much smaller now. I actually have the *figure* of a woman again. Big boobs, small waist and big hips. OK . . . . so my small waist is a definite PLUS!! One thing in my favor!! It's all so discouraging because the way I see it, and read it, we would all have to be the size of bean poles to fit into the nice little medicals "molds". (did I spell that right)? <shaking head> Thanks for posting this Lisa! It does help to at least know where we stand. I must say that I'm getting closer than I was even though I'm still on the wrong side of that 30! Maybe I won't hit *dead* before I get there! Hugs Amy
  6. I haven't even read it yet, but will print it off (as soon as I figure out how to get my printer to work on my laptop with Vista - ) Thanks so much for posting! This is something I really am worried about especially since I can't get the replacement! Hugs Amy
  7. DANG IT!! I've got an appt. at Emory tomorrow afternoon. It will be late when we get home. Will it be recorded so I can listen to it later? Robin - you go GIRLFRIEND!!
  8. Can't see it . . . giving me an error message.
  9. I would love to order some for the ladies I used to work with . . . . . which now would be just 2 because they got rid of everyone else.
  10. Can we buy billboards and send this message to the masses! Thanks MaryO for your time and research!
  11. Terry, This just showed up on my last MRI (after two pit surgeries and two surgeries to repair CSF leaks). Mine probably isn't apoplexy . . . . the best explanation that I can find is that due to the CSF leaks (I guess) my menengies has "preforated" into the sella and pressed what little pituitary I have left, against the wall of the sella. Hmmm . . . . who knows! I can't wait until my appt. with the neurologist so that I can ask 1000 questions! Intracranial hypertension (which we are pretty sure I have) can cause empty sella and both cause headaches. So that's an answer as to the severe, debilitating headaches that I've been having. Sorry for the misspelled words . . . . my brain is too tired today! Hugs Amy
  12. WOW . . . . Terry, that IS VERY INTERESTING!! I was sitting here reading what MaryO posted, thinking this is probably what happened to me, and then you post the same thing. Thanks for the info Ladies. Big Hugs Amy
  13. AMEN Sister . . . . . I truly believe that a lot of things we eat were produced using steroids for faster production and you got it "more money". Great article . . . . . thanks Robin!! Amy
  14. Something very similar happened to my husband's co-worker. He was rushed to the hospital for heart *issues*. They couldn't figure out exactly what or why. The doc walks into his room and shakes his "clamy, moist" hand and knows immediately that he is so hyperthyroid it is affecting his heart. Thank goodness for good docs.
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