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cushing disease?

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  • Posted By: flickasw
  • May 2, 2010
  • 09:39 PM

My mother is 72 years old and has symtoms of cushing disease. She is fatty at her upper back and has a stooped posture and she cannot hold her neck up for long periods of time. She is overweight but she has pain below her rib cage and above her bellybutton and that makes her not want to eat. She is fatigue to the extent that she cannot go out without being exhausted and she falls asleep sitting up and in the bathroom. She has balance problems where she feels like she is falling forward. When she walks I need to hold her hands and walk backwards in front of her so she feels secure. When she goes up the stairs I need to be in back so she doesnt fall backwards and going down I need to be in front so she doesnt feel like she will fall down. She cannot take a shower anymore because she gets dizzy in the shower and washing her hair is hard because of her stomach. She has chronic sinus infections, low oxygen levels, sleep apnea, and puffy eyes. She has hypothyroidism and takes 100 mg of levoxyl and it doesnt help. Most of the doctors we have seen has said it was her weight and she needs to exercise. Does this sound like Cushing disease? What should I do she is getting worse. Help

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