Cushing's Syndrome/ Cushing's Disease

By Zimoss Latest Reply 2010-02-25 01:35:28 -0600
Started 2010-02-25 01:35:28 -0600

I saw the Endo a few weeks ago and she thinks I might have Cushing's syndrome. So I was wondering if anyone out there in DC land has any experience with Cushing's or if you know someone who does.

* Weight gain, particularly around your midsection and upper back
* Fatigue
* Muscle weakness
* Rounding of your face (moon face)
* Facial flushing
* Fatty pad or hump between your shoulders (buffalo hump)
* Pink or purple stretch marks (striae) on the skin of your abdomen, thighs, breasts and arms
* Thin and fragile skin that bruises easily
* Slow healing of cuts, insect bites and infections
* Depression, anxiety and irritability
* Loss of emotional control
* Thicker or more visible body and facial hair (hirsutism)
* Acne
* Irregular or absent menstrual periods in females
* Decreased libido
* Erectile dysfunction in males
* New or worsened high blood pressure
* Glucose intolerance that may lead to diabetes
* Headache
* Bone loss, leading to fractures over time

thanks for insight you might have.

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