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  1. In your experience, is it common for post-op (cure?) Cushing's sufferers to suddenly acquire new allergies? (asks the woman who is now allergic to cinnamon)
  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7723918.stm GAAAH! This sort of thing drives me insane. I know what it could be. 1 in 5, maybe?!
  3. This weeks' Grand Rounds picked me up without a submission, just FYI http://theblogthatatemanhattan.blogspot.co...2-seinfeld.html
  4. I'm so afraid of saying something wrong or bad or... yikes!!! If there's a topic, I'd be happy to do it.
  5. I'm part of an Addison's mailing list; a lot of them get Cushie features due to their meds.
  6. It is an awesome concept and well overdue, as we all know.
  7. If you haven't read previously, Duocort is a new drug that is in trials right now. It is a combination of quick-release and extended-release hydrocortisone for adrenal insufficient patients. I have great hopes for it and have been keeping an eye on its development. http://www.duocort.com/index.php?option=co...14&Itemid=5
  8. Mine is always low, along with my albumin levels. Thanks for the article, I'll read & file it.
  9. I'm not suicidal, but I don't care if I die. Apathy, much? I showed Dr. F the article about apathy, my husband insisted that I take it with me , and Dr. F didn't say much.
  10. Oh, no no no - I'm fine. I was searching Pubmed for something - then sorted it by publication date and came up with tons of stuff I have never seen before. I'm not researching suicide.
  11. Yikes! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1765716...Pubmed_RVDocSum BACKGROUND: Current data suggest an influence of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis on suicidal behavior. The frequency of pituitary adenomas in suicide victims has not yet been investigated. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess whether the incidence of pituitary adenomas is correlated with suicide. METHODS: Serial sections of 151 human pituitary glands obtained upon autopsy were examined microscopically. The glands were collected from 70 suicide victims and 81 subjects whose deaths were classified as unexpected or accidental (nonsuicidal group). The sections were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and the presence of adenoma was confirmed by immunostaining for collagen III. RESULTS: In the suicidal group, pituitary microadenomas were found in 32 cases (47.7%), while in the nonsuicidal group microadenomas were detected in 15 cases (18.3%). The observed difference was statistically significant (p = 0.0003). The relative risk ratio of suicide in persons with pituitary adenomas was estimated at 1.9. Logistic regression analysis in a model controlled for age and sex showed that microadenomas constituted a unique risk factor in this model. The immunohistochemical phenotyping revealed a higher percentage of immunopositive (secreting) microadenomas in the nonsuicidal group as compared to the suicidal group (80.0 vs. 59.38%) and a predominance of growth hormone-secreting microadenomas in both groups. However, these differences as well as differences in the hormonal profiles of microadenomas between the groups were not significant. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that pituitary adenomas belong to suicide risk factors. © 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
  12. Thank you so much for sharing the article & information, Brenda. It has really helped me. I'm going to print it out and take it with me to my follow-up appointment next week. I've told my general physician for years that I am not depressed (and keep trying to get off of Effexor XR which does nothing for me, but I am hooked on it.). I've taken lots of things for 'depression' before and nothing seems to help (eg; I have tried Effexor XR, Effexor IR, Lexapro, Wellbutrin). Now I have some hope in this department, thank you!! I'm hoping for a positive response.
  13. At least one article was written about it today (I tried to get the LA Times and our local paper on board. Ha. No luck) http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2...th/13033188.txt
  14. I love your accent, Robin. It's just simply charming.
  15. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Watson In the news: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...mp;in_a_source=
  16. That's awesome! I heard they were developing something (probably right here!), I'm glad they are getting close.
  17. Hi there same-day Happy Birthday buddy!

  18. You see, and some men say that women gain weight in a relationship out of "laziness" and mysteriously LOSE weight when they break up because they get their dignity back. Wrong-O! Men just make us fat. Not our fault... LOL
  19. I signed up and noted that there are only 4 or 5 pituitary patients in the database, if you are interested - check it out! http://www.virtualtrials.com/brain/
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