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Category Archives: Patient Stories

Zoann M., Medication Induced Cushing’s

My Life with Asthma: Medication Induced Cushing’s Syndrome: My journey to Cushing’s began in gym class. I was 12 years old and was assigned to run the 400-meter sprint in a track meet. This wasn’t a great fit for someone with coughing fits when I ran. While practicing, I collapsed from coughing and passed out. My mother and doctor suspected a heart issue because I didn’t have wheezing, a classic asthma symptom.Continue Reading

Shianne L., Adrenal tumor, Bilateral Adrenalectomy

A personal trainer with Cushing’s. How ironic is that? Everything happens for a reason and I truly hope that my years of knowledge combined with my own personal struggles will keep others from suffering as so many of us have. So, here is my story.Continue Reading

Alex L. and Jennifer M., Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

Cushing’s… My Strange Flight… Sharing your own story and connecting with others who understand is a huge part of recovering from any trauma. This story is a tribute to patients and families who are sufferingContinue Reading

Danielle K., transsphenoidal surgery

I was a healthy, active and happy child and teenager. I suffered from migraine headaches, inherited from both sides of my family, but enjoyed sports and played for my University’s Varsity Soccer Team. During my last year of University, my period just stopped. Continue Reading

Mona L., Sleep apnea

In 2004, I decided it was time to lose weight. I lost 100 pounds in a year on a low-carb diet. I felt fantastic. Then, I started feeling sick. My doctor recommended adding more carbs to my diet. I added mostly vegetables and fruit, but the weight began creeping back up.Continue Reading