I had surgery to remove my right adrenal gland in November of 1992. At 65, I am 3 years old in my second life! My GP physician was aware of the tumor, but shrugged off my complaints as a neurotic female. After a sudden onset of Addison’s, I was finally diagnosed by my psychiatrist, who immediately contacted an endocrinologist. The psychiatrist has since found another of his patients with Cushing’s and says our emotional recoveries are outstanding. All mental health providers should be made aware of Cushing’s and if you are having trouble getting a diagnosis, consider seeing a psychiatrist.
Newsletter: Spring, 1996