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Welcome to Cushing's Help and Support. Mary O'Connor (MaryO) is the founder of http://www.cushings-help.com . This site provides information, support, RSS feedsnews, and education for people with Cushing's (aka Cushies) or other endocrine problems, their friends and families. Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of cortisol. This website also deals with Thyroid Disorders, Addison's Disease, Adrenal Disorders, Cushing's Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders, Pituitary disease, Growth Hormone, Pheochromacytomas, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hormone and Gland Disorders, Conn's Disease, Hyperaldosteronism, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sheehan's Syndrome, Men1, Acromegaly, Nelson's Syndrome, PCOS, Arthritis, Bipolar Disorder, Headaches, Autoimmune Diseases, PTU, Cortisol, ACTH, and Thyroid Antibodies. A Cushing's patient is often referred to as a Cushie.

On-Demand Episodes

Rebecca's mom saw an episode of Mystery Diagnosis and recognized that Rebecca had Cushing's Disease. Rebecca had pituitary surgery after 2 years of testing. Read Rebecca's entire bio at... more

Kathy was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in 1991. At the time the only symptom she was aware of was a severe headache. She had a transsphenoidal resection followed by radiation therapy for 23 days. They said they could not remove all of... more

Miriam wrote in her bio: "I suffered for eight long years with Cushings disease . I had surgery on August 1 , 2012 , I look like a different person , and act like a different person. I would love to share my journy . One that was an emotional... more

Amir H. Hamrahian, MD, is a Staff member in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, having accepted that appointment in 2005. Prior to that appointment, he was also a clinical... more

Have questions about thyroid issues? Ask Dr. Theodore Friedman. Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. has opened a private practice, specializing in treating patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders. Dr. Friedman has... more

Leiana was diagnosed with autoimmune adrenal insufficiency in 2009 and put on 30mg of Cortef for the rest of her life. Her cortisol levels were below normal of -1. She has been trying to wean off the steroids with no success. She had a 3.9... more

Do you have have questions about the new Korlym? How about Korlym vs ketoconazole? About medical vs surgical treatment for Cushing's? Ask Dr. Theodore Friedman. He will return to answer all our questions. Theodore C.... more

Andrea has had successful pituitary surgery after years of Cushing's symptoms. Her entire pituitary gland was removed. Part of her bio reads: "I first noticed something abnormal about my health in the summer of 2009, at age 23. I... more

Mary OConnor (MaryO), President, Cushings Help Organization, Inc. interview with Marianne Russo of The Coffee Klatch. We discussed pituitary, adrenal tumors, Cushing's PCOS, acromegaly, prolactinomas and more.

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