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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

Ami had pituitary surgery on January 27, 2009 at UCI University Hospital. Her doctor has been trying to figure out what is wrong with her for 12 years, but she really only joined her crusade 3 years ago, being unwilling to be sick.

Tammie has been diagnosed with PCOS and has taken glucophage and clomid. She is still not feeling well and is seeking a diagnosis to help with her many symptoms. Read her whole bio at... more

Gina was diagnosed with cyclic Cushing's Disease in August 2008 and has a 3-4 mm abnormality on her pituitary gland and a possible adrenal problem. Read her entire bio at http://www.cushings-help.com/ginac.htm The Call-In number for... more

Melissa had pituitary surgery in October, 2008. She had recently had a baby so all her symptoms had been supposed to relate to her pregnancy. Melissa's brain MRI came back normal. She had a lot of other testing and the neurosurgeon finally... 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

Arubiana has attended Dr. William Ludlam's "Camp Cushie" to do definitive Cushing's testing. They found a microadenoma on the left side of her pituitary gland. She will be going to be having surgery with Dr Mayberg in March/April of... more

Aileene B will discuss the years she went undiagnosed, how she found out, her surgery/recovery and of course, the present.

Barbara (2maro) had surgery at MD Anderson with Dr. McCutcheon who removed her pituitary tumor transphenoidally. Miraculously, over the next 9 months, she lost 100 pounds. She is no longer diabetic and did not have high blood... more

Our guest didn't call in so Robin and MaryO discussed a bit of everything from doctors to blogs, to the non-profit, to pending tests to any and everything.

MaryO and Robin interview Cyndie (aautomo884). Cyndie started having symptoms 2004. She had 2 Parathyroid Adenomas removed June 2007. She is now ruling out MEN 1.