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Re: Cortef question
Oct 23, 2006
You are showing signs of Cushings. Too much Cortef. Search to find more info.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms vary, but most people have upper body obesity, rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and thinning arms and legs. Children tend to be obese with slowed growth rates.

Other symptoms appear in the skin, which becomes fragile and thin. It bruises easily and heals poorly. Purplish pink stretch marks may appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and breasts. The bones are weakened, and routine activities such as bending, lifting or rising from a chair may lead to backaches, rib and spinal column fractures.

Most people have severe fatigue, weak muscles, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Irritability, anxiety and depression are common.

Women usually have excess hair growth on their faces, necks, chests, abdomens, and thighs. Their menstrual periods may become irregular or stop. Men have decreased fertility with diminished or absent desire for sex.
Re: Cortef question
Oct 23, 2006
[QUOTE=WandaB]You are showing signs of Cushings. Too much Cortef. Search to find more info.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms vary, but most people have upper body obesity, rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and thinning arms and legs. Children tend to be obese with slowed growth rates.

Other symptoms appear in the skin, which becomes fragile and thin. It bruises easily and heals poorly. Purplish pink stretch marks may appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and breasts. The bones are weakened, and routine activities such as bending, lifting or rising from a chair may lead to backaches, rib and spinal column fractures.

Most people have severe fatigue, weak muscles, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Irritability, anxiety and depression are common.

Women usually have excess hair growth on their faces, necks, chests, abdomens, and thighs. Their menstrual periods may become irregular or stop. Men have decreased fertility with diminished or absent desire for sex.[/QUOTE]
Thanks Wanda, I am going to the doctor next Monday and you can be sure that I am going to tell him my dosage is too high. Since starting cortef I have noticed my cheeks to be fuller/puffy and weight gain in my tummy area and I have just been nausueas and dizzy. I am going to see how Monday goes but am 99% sure that I am going to get a second opinion!

Thanks again





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