The symptoms I have been having are large stomach, shoulders and skinny legs and arms along with fatigue, body aches, abdominal/pelvic pain, back pain, insomnia, acne... They thought I had PCOS because of the pelvic pain and the symptoms so the OB did ultrasounds but I never had any cysts but she put me on birthcontrol pills for the pain and acne and hair loss. It helps my menstrual pain but not the pain in my abdomin/lower back/pelvic area that wakes me up every night around 3am and I can't sleep because they pain just gets worse until I get up and eat. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy because of the pain at night was very similar to when I had an ulcer but everything was fine. I went to an Endo because I was told I have hypothyroidism. I just got some bloodwork results and my Endo says I could have Cushings. My blood cortisol is 34 High (normal range 5-25). So the doctor ordered a 24 hour urine cortisol test which was high - 94 (normal range 0-50). I had a CTScan in January 2008 but it doesn't mention my adrenal glands so the doctor is having the radiologist reopen the report and look at the xrays to see if he can see the adrenal glands. After doing some reading, I realize she is looking at my adrenals for tumors instead of my pituitary because my ACTH scores are low 8 (normal 6-48). I am assuming she would be looking at my pituitary if my ACTH was high. And I also found out that I have Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroid disease. I just found this all out two days ago and I am getting very worried. I have been telling the doctors about these symptoms for years now, even asked a few times if I could have Cushings and they just laughed at me--like I was trying to come up with an excuse for my big stomach. I also had infertility issues and two miscarriages, but luckily thanks to fertility drugs I now have a 2 year old and 5 year old. But to think that all this time the infertility could have been caused by my thyroid or Cushing's is very upsetting. Does anyone know if my cortisol results (urine 94, blood 34) could be caused by something other than cushing's? Are they really high or just a little bit high?
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