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Category Archives: Coping With Cushing’s

Nourishing Relationships through Cushing’s: The Ice Pack

“Trauma is an inescapably stressful event that overwhelms people’s coping mechanisms…” — Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

I think it is fair to say that Cushing’s can be traumatic. For me the diagnosis itself was surprisingly calming but the years preceding it, while attempting to articulate the ever-mounting symptoms to numerous medical professionals and not feeling adequately heard, were traumatic. Continue Reading

Questions about Cushing’s and the Brain

An article titled Hypercortisolism and Memory Impairment appeared in the Spring, 2014 issue of the CSRF newsletter and prompted some questions from our members. Question: The article mentions “memory exercises”. What exercises would be recommended and why would they be helpful? Answer: Our brain is like a muscle, it needs regular exercise to stay inContinue Reading

Miracle Easy Weight Loss Program? Beware…

At CSRF, we get a lot of questions about weight loss diets, techniques and products.   Weight gain is one of the more common symptoms of Cushing’s, and many Cushing’s patients are eager to lose that weight.   People often ask if we recommend a special diet or supplement to help people with Cushing’s take off thoseContinue Reading

What Do You Wish You Knew About Recovery?

The most common questions the CSRF receives via phone or email involves the struggle through recovery. For that reason, we asked our members to answer the question, “What do you and your family/friends wish they knew about recovery from Cushing’s?” We are hopeful that these experiences will be helpful to you!Continue Reading

What Can I Do About Depression?

Depression is a very common symptom of Cushing’s Syndrome. Depression is a response to chemical changes in our brain that occur when we are overwhelmed by stressors. There are many factors that can contribute to feelings of depression, however, a few of the following items may assist you in coping. Recognize that with Cushing’s, yourContinue Reading