Hello. my name is Lauren. I am currently being tested for Cushing’s and am scared.
I have hypothyroidism/ Hashimoto’ s auto immune disease. Also my sugar is pre-diabetic.
I am 53 years old. I don’t have a lot of the symptoms. I had gone into my endo and told him how rotten I feel. So he started with some testing. My ACTH number was 278 and my cortisol was 19.
This was around the middle of November.
However, in August i herniated a disc. I have been on oral steroids for 5 days in August, a epidural steroid shot in my back in August, had back surgery end of September and put on a steroids for 5 days and had a steroid shot in my knee in October. Also on a lot of pain killers and meds. I am off all meds for the last 4 weeks, off pain killers since October.
Also, I have had a very stressful and sorrowful last 10 years. I buried my 22 year old son 2.5 years ago.
I am hoping this is causing the reading.
I am glad I found this site. Thank you for reading this. I pray we all get well.