I am a 27 year old wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. I work full-time at AT&T in Greensboro NC. I have an appointment with an Endo on Monday 3-7-11. One of the scariest things is that Cushing's was one of the causes of death listed on my grandmother's death certificate in February 2000. I have been struggling with health issues since puberty; I have been checked and cleared of the Following: Thyroid, PCOS, Carpal Tunnel, and Diabetes. I have been diagnosed with the following:Vitamin D Deficiency, Fibromyalgia, Spianl Arhtritis, TMJ, Hypertension (associated with fluid retention), Depression, Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD), Staph Infection(MRSA), Kidney Stones and Obesity.
I ballooned to 240 with my last pregnancy, I lost down to 203 after his birth (he weighed 9lbs) i have since climbed the scale and been stuck between 240 and 250 for the past 2 years. I did manage to lose 40 lbs downt to 205 in 2009, but i was taking Adipex(Phentermine) and practically starving myself. I am no at 240 and stuck. My PCP noticed i had a "buffalo Hump" on Monday 2-28-2011 and suggested I see an Endo and have my Cortisol level tested since that is something their lab does not do.
Recurrent Infections i.e. UTIs
Round Red Face
Acne that won't go away
irregular perions (now practically obsolete due to ablation procedure Dec 2008)
unable to lose weight, the harder I try the more I gain