Am a 34 yr old Male and wondering if I have Cushings.
I have been to see the doctor for many things over the years which are broadly related to "not feeling very well" and being tired al lot of the time. But the main issues are...
Generally feeling unwell, under the weather
Hyperhirosis - was prescribed Driclor
Prone to catching colds, always got the sniffles
Slow to heal - bruises and cuts stay around a long time
Am losing my hair much quicker than my elder brother, but that's probably just bad luck.. !!
Doc tried me on anti-depressants at one point and whilst I did feel quite chipper it didn't really help with the physical stuff..! I've been tested previously for thyroid function and diabetes.
BUT - no weight gain. But what I do have are multiple Lipomas, a couple of which I'm having removed in the next few weeks. The lack of any noticeable weight gain might be mitigated by the fact that I take part in triathlons and exercise most days. I'm a pretty fit and lean bloke, even though most of the time I don't feel like exercising but I make myself do it!
I am asthmatic and have been on corticosteroids since around the age of 5 !! I take Beclomethasone twice daily with Salmeterol, plus Salbutamol as a reliever.
So - I have a fair few of the symptoms, no weight gain but multiple Lipomas, and I've been taking steroids for about 29 years.
Could I have Latrogenic Cushings' Syndrome? Or does the lack of weight gain rule this out? I'm not looking for an online diagnosis, but what I really want to know is whether this is feasible before suggesting to my Doc what he probably should have been able to derive from my very fat medical file !!!!!!
Many thanks in advance for any advice and/or help.