Hey Barb, sorry to hear about recent events. At least they seem to be checking you out good and taking care of you. Have they ran the echocardiogram. Make sure they do that also. After I had pericarditis is when I started with valve problems. The pericarditis itself came with a lot more that I bargained for. Also keep a check on those lungs. I had the chostrochondritis just afterwards and some minor lung issues. Don't know much about Cushing's but I am sorry for the back to back diagnosis. Been getting pounded too lately. The season brings out a lot of stress and we all know what that means. Can't wait for the "I told you so" from my mother when she hears about the rest of my issues. Glad you have lots of support. REST!!!! Best thing you can do for your heart. Your in my thoughts and prayers, as always - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - Mitral valve sclerosis, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, RA, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.