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    My 24-hr test results came back 'normal'. I don't know the exact numbers, they just told me it was normal and we'd check again in 4-6 months. On the one hand I'm glad to not have it, and on the other I'm annoyed because I was hoping for an answer to all my weird issues. Oh well. ANYWAY good luck and good health to everyone and I wish you all the best!
  2. 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. My symptoms: Centralized weight gain Striae Depression/Anxiety 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) High trigylcerides Insomnia 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....
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