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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

Listen as Robin Smith (staticnrg) and Mary O'Connor (MaryO) co-host Cushing's message board members calling in to talk about their fight for diagnosis and treatment. The show will be opened with a brief explanation of what Cushing's is... more

Robin had Cushing's for over 20 years, at least. Of course, no one figured it out or even put two and two together until her new PCP whom she found in 2004 said "endocrine". She didn't figure it out, either, but at least Robin had a piece of the... more

Jen had Pituitary surgery by Dr. Shahinian 4/28/04, removed ACTH secreting corticotroph hyperplasia and prolactinoma. She was diagnosed by Dr. Ted Friedman as cyclical pituitary Cushings. Her second Surgery 7/21/04 for infection... more

Karen (Rooon55), February 21, 2008. Karen's disease started when she was a little girl (7) and she finally got a diagnosis in 2005. She had cycling Cushing's, Thyroid disease, GH deficiency, and Auto immune Alopecia. She believes she is... more

Mary O'Connor, Cushings-Help.com founder will interview Robin Smith (staticnrg). Robin had Cushing's for over 20 years, at least. Of course, no one figured it out or even put two and two together until her new PCP whom Robin found in... more

Interview with Alicia, a Cushing's Message Board member who is still testing. Alicia writes "Around the end of my Junior year, probably one of the worst things that could have happened during my 8 years of illness happened, I had severe... more

Mary O'Connor (MaryO) hosts an interview with Jayne, a Cushing's patient who had pituitary surgeries and a bilateral adrenalectomy before finding the true source of her ectopic Cushing's.

Interview with Judy, the mother of two Cushing's patients, and her daughter, Jess, a high school student with Cushing's. Robin (staticnrg) hosts.

Robin Smith (staticnrg) hosted as Cushing's message board members called in to talk about their fight for diagnosis and treatment. Robin opened the show with a brief explanation of what Cushing's is and what the symptoms are.

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