HopeRising Posted September 23, 2008 Report Share Posted September 23, 2008 http://health.discovery.com/tv-schedules/s....120601.29206.x "Samantha Edgar has unexplained periods of pain, weight gain, acne, and high blood pressure." It was on Discovery Health tonight at 10pm, it'll be on again at 1am, then again September 27th at 2pm and September 28th at 2am. It's also the later part of the show, so about 1/2 way through. SPOILERS: The child's mother sounds like so many of us, after seeing endo after endo after endo. Being told to restrict diet for her child, even being accused of having Munchhousins (sp?) By Proxy! Finally a Pediatric Endo decides to check for cortisol, even though the syndrome is so "rare". A 24 hour UFC shows a level of 3000! However, he also says the child is "cyclic" cushings because she goes through stages just like many of us. She's normal for a while, and then starts eating like mad and puffing up like a balloon, her eye brows grow together, she complains of aches and pains everywhere, etc. There's no mention of a brain tumor (or even looking for one), in fact they find nodules all over her adrenals and do a BLA. She's perfectly fine now, but I'm wondering if they missed the bigger issue (a pituitary tumor)? Anyway, the episode is totally worth a see! It was the shot in the arm I needed after one very disappointing day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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