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Melissa, Pituitary Bio

From August 12, 2007

I am 32 yrs old. I started having sxs after my 3rd daughter. I started to have face numbness and weight gain after my hysterectomy in 2004. 371 more words



One of my biggest fears is being in a place I can’t get out of. Like being buried alive or trapped in open water. Cushings disease kind of feels like that to me. 513 more words

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Endocrine Society issues new guidelines on hypopituitarism

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline that recommends treating insufficient hormone levels in individuals with hypopituitarism by replacing hormones at levels as close to the body’s natural patterns as possible. 623 more words


My Diagnosis

I’ve been skinny my entire life. Never passed a size one until about a year and a half ago. I felt like I jumped from a size one to a size seven over night. 877 more words

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Easing Excruciating Facial Nerve Pain

For more than a year, Surujdai Kalladeen suffered excruciating pain in her face that would render her unable to work or do anything for long stretches of time. 219 more words

Rutgers Research

"Yes, you do have a tumor."

I would’ve never imagined at 23 years old I’d be sitting in a neurosurgeons office being told I have to have brain surgery. Cushing’s disease sucks and it’s crazy to think that something the size of the tip of my pinky could be so life changing. 318 more words

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