The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys.

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia

I have just been diagnosed with glaucoma, and I possibly have subclinical Cushings … though I am small (4’10”, 99 pounds), I’ve realized that I have put on an average of a half-pound each month since July of 2012, after years of being fairly stable with my weight.

Also for years I’ve had heart palpitations, a life-long intolerance to cold, and orthostatic hypotension and tachycardia, as well as migraines. I had to push my gyn/onc to get a referral to a endocriniolgist — every doctor seems to think that a “benign” adenoma is an okay one that can be left alone.

Have done an adrenal insufficiency test and will be doing the dex test (two 8 am blood draws) this week.