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my puffy face

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  • Posted By: jenigirl
  • April 21, 2008
  • 08:33 PM

One day I woke up and looked like a pumkin head. My face is SO swollen and it doesn't go down.
I also look pregnant and have gained 25 pounds in the last few months even though I'm active.

My doc did a dex test and 8am blood draw and my cortisol was 0.2 which is normal I guess.

Now he is ordering a 24 hour test?

Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Sounds like it could be an adrenal issue, the 24hr urine collection is the test for this. My cortisol was not so much a problem as the other adrenal hormones (aldosterone etc).
    LINENUP 122 Replies Flag this Response
  • maybe cushings? http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cushings-syndrome/DS00470/DSECTION=2
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • Get blood tested for thryoid...very common (especially among women but not uncommon in men) and easy to check: Ft4, FT3 TSH and the antibodies for Hashimotos and Graves Disease.
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
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