February 26, 2017
Golden Oldies, Pituitary, Pituitary Surgery, Treatments
cortisone, energy, Golden Oldie, MRI, pituitary, Pituitary adenoma, transsphenoidal, weight
Originally from April 30, 2008
I am 65 yo, single, and live alone.
I have a pituitary adenoma. December 5, 2007 I had a pituitary resection, transphenoidal. The adenoma was approx 2.9 cm. A recent MRI revealed a good portion of the tumor remains.
I wear a medical alert bracelet for “Adrenal Insufficiency” and take 20 mg hydrocortizone daily, in divided doses.
The biggest problems I deal with is lack of energy, and inability to lose weight. I’m fifty pounds overweight. Has anyone ever been successful at losing weight?
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May 22, 2015
24-hour urinary free cortisol, ACTH, cortisone, Dr. Theodore Friedman, hot flashes, mood swings, ovarian cysts, pain, pituitary scans, UFC, vitamin D, Weight gain
Please help suspected cushings. I have chance to go see.Dr f. And Dont want to waste the opportunity.
I am 45 and a chronic pain patient from a drunk neuro surgeon removing my first ribs and scalene muscles when I was mid twentys. He injected me with about 20 cortisone shots in a year trying to cover his mistakes. Seveve hot flashes and mood swings began. Then can ovarian cysts that would burst. Finally contolled by 1/50 birth contol pills.
2003 Prior to loss of insurance and a divorce primary dr did pituitary scan after my complaints of increased pain every few months with my cycle, the hot flashes and my bearded lady feature.
2005 or 2006 menstal cycles so bad can’t leave house because of amount of bleeding and muscle aches, extreme fatigue and weight gain. At this point too old for birth control pill and naughty me yep I smoke.
2007 they day hot flashes, weight gain because i.u.d.is at the end of its life cycle have it removed.
2008 pregnant hot flashes and breast feeding. Beautiful seven year old and I am sleeping through her childhood. Soooo sad. Memory is now awful and cognitive getting worse. Thought I had alzemers new primary says cushings and sad it was a relief not crazy and maybe can get better.
Not alot of tests vit d so low at 17, morning cortisol high , 24 hour fine. Acth ref range low was 6 mine 7.
I’m thinking adrenals. Need help making sure i am as ready as can be to see dr f. Do not want to waste my chance to get better.
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