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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.

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Monic's Bio: Hello My name is Monic’. I first started my Cushing’s journey when I left for college in 2006 I was 19. One month after I left home my symptoms started to appear. The first signs right from the beginning was weight gain and... more

Brandon started showing signs of Cushing's somewhere between age 9 and 11. To look at pictures of him in 2nd grade and 4th grade you would think they were two different kids. He started gaining weight like crazy, and no matter how... more

This interview will take place at 9:00 PM eastern - please note later time! Laura has been struggling since 2007 with various odd things happening to her body. In March of 2009 she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroid.... more

Jon's first pituitary surgery was with an inexperienced surgeon. He took Ketoconozole until his second surgery at UC San Francisco June 2nd, 2009.

Elizabeth has been sick for about 5 years. She was diagnosed with the start of cervical cancer so she had a LEEP done. Her cortisol level was still high so she went to Johns Hopkins and an endo there diagnosed her with Cushing's in... more

By the time of her interview, she will have had her adrenal surgery July 6. Read Joslyn's bio at http://www.cushings-help.com/labels/Joslyn.html

Elizabeth has been sick for about 5 years. She was diagnosed with the start of cervical cancer so she had a LEEP done. Her cortisol was still high so she went to Johns Hopkins and an endo there diagnosed her with Cushing's in May of... more

Lynn had a left adrenalectomy in 2000. In 2004 Lynn had a Thyroidectomy due to tumor which was malignant on the biopsy, yet benign at surgery. In May 2009 she learned she had a 3mm anterior pituitary tumor. She is a patient of Dr Ted... more

Gail was originally diagnosed with Cushing's in 1988. At that time she had a pituitary tumor removed. She was okay for about 10 years and the Cushing's occurred again. Her tumor was removed, as well as her pituitary glands. In 2003,... more

Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. He is the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Molecular Medicine and... more

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