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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

MaryO and Robin interview Kay. Kay is mom to 6 year old twins and was "officially" diagnosed with Cushing's in February 2008. She had surgery to remove the pituitary tumor causing the Cushings in June of 2008. She is in... more

Join us as Mary O'Connor (MaryO) and Robin Smith (staticnrg) interview Gracie again. 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... more

Join us as Mary O'Connor (MaryO) and Robin Smith (staticnrg) interview Stacey. Stacey will be one year post-op at the time of the interview. She will have been to her 1 year appointment and will give a full update of her recovery.

Join us as Mary O'Connor (MaryO) and Robin Smith (staticnrg) interview long time Cushing's patient Susan (SusanM). Susan writes: Susan writes: As you may have read in my other post, I retired from a 28-year career at a major health... more

Dr Rob writes in his very popular blog: "I am a practicing primary care physician in the Southeastern US, caring for patients of all ages (Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics). This blog covers a wide variety of issues,... more

Robin and MaryO discuss the role of blogs in helping to spread the word about Cushing's. They also discuss popular doctor blogs and other topics of interest to Cushing's Patients, friends and family.

Joselle writes in her bio: "I am a 48 year old female recently diagnosed with Cushing's Disease caused by a pituitary adenoma. It's taken a few years to finally come to this diagnosis. I had a series of symptoms which were indicative of a... more

This chat depended on Joselle's surgery and recovery. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to make it so her interview will be rescheduled. Robin and MaryO discussed the role of blogs in helping to spread the word about Cushing's. They also... more

Mar (mrsb91986) signature reads: 6/04 DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis -diagnosed with Antiphospholipid syndrome & Lupus Anticoagulant 6/05 Rhuemy told me I "most likelly" have Sjogren's Syndrome 7/06 All normal Endo tests, except... more

Sheryl will talk about what it's been like living with Addison's after a BLA - for over 30 years. Read Sheryl's bio at http://www.cushings-help.com/sheryl.htm. The Call-In number is (646) 200-0162.