A quick summary of some of this week’s activity on the Cushing’s Help message boards.
A new question about the cost vs benefits of growth hormone under the topic Growth Hormone
A newbie who is not yet diagnosed but has Bi lateral adrenal tumors
Information about Webinar: Coping With the Ups and Downs of Pituitary Disorders
A new Image Gallery, A Dancer’s 40 lbs Weight Gain in under 2 years + symptoms
The first picture shows me in peak performance shape weighing about 105 lbs standing at 5’4″ contrasted with how I look now at about 147 lbs with swollen legs&arms, puffy red face, fat above the collar bone and on the neck, and lots of weight gain in the butt/thigh area. It really looks like I don’t have a neck anymore.
Following are photos of how my face has steadily changed every few months. Notice how I used to have a very defined heart-shaped face with a pointy chin, and now have a round face with jowls and numerous neck lines/rolls that extend past my collar bone.
The question was asked: Has anyone stayed in a hospital for multiple days of inpatient testing?
A new member from Nottingham, UK was told she had cyclical edema, then PCOS which all turned out to be Cushing’s.
There’s other stuff happening but you’ll just have to read the boards to find out what!
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