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Louise, Updated Adrenal Bio

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Louise’s original bio was here.

Here’s a lil update.

So I went to the urgent care because of lower abd pain, much like previous pain from cysts that burst in my ovaries.

The doc did a CT scan, and to my surprise found bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. A referral was to an endocrinologist and after the usual testing found I have ACTH-independent macrodular bilateral adrenal hyperplasia.

I do not have the outward appearance of cushings per se, but over the last year the s/s have significantly increased. (short term memory loss, achy legs, increased facial hair, gained 10lb in a month *I only eat 1 meal a day, edema, generally feel like CRAP)

the doc sent me to OHSU because my case had him perplexed. He said usually patients come in c/o of s/s of cushing’s and then tests are ran to confirm. However, in my case, cushing’s was found incidentally in testing w/o the outward appearance so much.

I’ve now met with a surgeon to discuss a bilateral adrenalectomy (which at this point I want these things OUT!) but I am worried about the recovery post-op and quality of life.

From what I have read, people seem to feel that the risk of Addison’s is better than living with cushings. Is that the general consensus? I am so overwhelmed and I am having trouble getting out of this pity party for myself.

Louise added her Helpful Doctor, Maria Fleseriu, to the Cushing’s MemberMap

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Krista, Pituitary Bio

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Diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease March 2015 .

Had Transsphenoidal hypohysectomy surgery to remove a 6mm adeoma on April 29th .

On replacement hydrocordisol for a year and a half .

Currently in remission. Also went through Thyroid cancer treatment 2 years before Cushing’s diagnosis .

Krista added her Helpful Doctor, Maria Fleseriu, to the Cushing’s MemberMap

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