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Into the madness

Cushing’s syndrome is a cruel illness. You suffer for years as diagnosis on average takes five years. My diagnosis took ten. Everyone overlooked my steroid inhaler. 470 more words

Adrenal Insufficiency

When it rains...

My husband has always said that if animals have special needs, they will find us. Pretty much true, and that’s okay with us. Bodhi came to us about four months ago as a dog born blind, but it’s beginning to look like he might have other special needs. 569 more words


Mirror Mirror

To look in the mirror and not even recognise yourself is a terrible thing.  Illness has taken so much away from me.  My work, ability to drive, to walk, to socialise, but to have your very identity stolen is incredibly painful.   651 more words

Adrenal Insufficiency

Glaxo Smith Kline - I fucking hate you.

There’s not much you can do about becoming ill.  You have to accept it and get on with it. But knowing that I am ill due to a prescribed medicine makes you incredibly angry. 1,143 more words

Adrenal Insufficiency

Cushing's syndrome and adrenal insufficiency - the gifts that keeps on giving!

Cushing’s doesn’t just make you massively fat, it destroys your muscles, tendons and ligaments too.  It will leave you with diabetes or at the very least in a pre-diabetic state.  1,127 more words

Adrenal Insufficiency

Causes of Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome—also referred to as hypercortisolism—is fairly rare. However, researchers have boiled down a few key causes of Cushing’s syndrome, which you’ll read about below. 601 more words


Midnight Salivary Cortisol Versus Urinary Free and Midnight Serum Cortisol as Screening Tests for Cushing's Syndrome

From PubMed

Gafni RI, Papanicolaou DA, Nieman LK.
Developmental Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1862, USA. 588 more words