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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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Gracie says: "I've been having symptoms of Cushing's at least 14 yrs. I began testing with Dr. F. June, 2007. I was diagnosed in May, 2008 with cyclical Cushing's disease. I have surgery coming up soon. I'm going to see Dr. J. next... more

Katie's short bio: Symptoms started in 2002 at age 22, or before. Jan. 2008 - 2 mm. area of differential enhancement on right pituitary and 11 mm. pineal cyst identified by MRI Jan. 2008 - DX - hypothalamic amenorrhea Mar. 2008 - DX -... more

Kate (Fairley), July 17, 2008. Kate has had symptoms since 1991. She has had two pituitary surgeries and another recurrence. She is not yet cured and her current diagnoses are Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, panhypopituiarism... more

Charlie is not yet diagnosed with Cushing's but has many symptoms. He writes, in part, "I understand that Cushing's Disease is a very difficult disease to diagnose. However, it seems as though we have had to guide doctors through this process... more

Interview with Alicia, a Cushing's Message Board member who is still testing. Alicia writes "But my life has changed significantly since my last interview, and I could talk about losing my job and applying for Social Security at such a young... more

Donna Sellers, President, John's Foundation for Cushing's Awareness, mother of a Cushing's patient, June 19, 7:30 PM eastern

Dr. Dori Middleman is a Psychophamacologist, Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist and Cushing's Patient. She has had both pituitary surgery and two gamma knife radiosurgeries.

Heather, pituitary surgery on January 18, 2006 after years of medical problems, June 5, 7:30PM

Steve Owens (sowens) returns on May 29, 7:30. His topic will be building up support networks and using available agencies to get back to work (rehab, PT/OT, job coaches, etc). Steve was diagnosed with HyperBeta Adrenergic... more

Leslie had pituitary tumors removed twice at the University Of Michigan. After her second surgery she gave birth to her second baby. She has had another recurrence and has had Gamma Knife Radiation April 3, 2008.

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