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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

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 privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King Medical... more

Gracie (fatnsassy) has been dealing with Cushing's symptoms for about 14 years. She began testing in California with Dr. Ted Friedman June, 2007 and she was diagnosed in May, 2008 with cyclical Cushing's disease. She saw Dr. Hae-Dong... more

Melissa has had pituitary surgery and lots to say about her Cushing's experience.

Kristin (Koo) has had both pituitary and bilateral adrenal surgeries. She is a patient of Dr. Ted Friedman. Kristin had chronic sinus infections since pituitary surgery (even one major one during BLA and recovery!)

Carolyn writes in her bio: I am 48 years old from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I was conclusively diagnosed with Cushing's, February 9, 2010. I had the transsphenoidal surgery, April 13, 2010. My Endocrinologist thinks I had the... more

Aly had 2 pituitary surgeries and she is still producing cortisol. She might have to have radiation treatment but right now they are still testing her cortisol levels.

Melissa's sister has had 2 Cushing's pituitary surgeries. There is another family member who was born with Addison's Disease. Melissa is the Parrot Head Club Liaison for Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Key West. In this capacity, she has... more

Debbie is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has several symptoms and is testing. She was diagnosed with Graves 15 years ago and has two VERY small nodules one of her adrenal glands.

Danielle writes in her bio: I started having noticeable Cushing's symptoms when I was 17 (2003) I started gaining weight and getting stretch marks. In the fall of 2004 when I moved away to college, I spent the first 3 weeks sick with... more

Sarah (saberlowe), February 25, 2010. Sarah had been sick for 9 years before her diagnosis in October 2009. She had pituitary surgery to remove 4mm x 5mm adenoma in November 2009. Her symptoms at onset were: rapid uncontrollable... more