Cushing's Syndome

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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 9/24/2011 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone familiar with Cushing's syndrome?  How serious is it?  How is it treated?
14 yr old male, Diagnosed February 2011. Phase one of 3 stage surgery on 8/30/11, Total abdominal laprascopic colectomy and ileostomy. UC FREE! No more nasty meds!!!
Previous meds included: Remicade, 6MP, ,Poly-Iron, Canasa, Asacol 800HD, Colazal, Levsin, Pepcid,Sulfasalazine,Prednisone

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 9/24/2011 8:14 PM (GMT -6)

I found this online. I'm not familiar with this condition.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 9/25/2011 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it is very common for those on high doses of pred ( like UCers) to get it to some extent. Moon face is one symptom as well as shifting of fat deposits. My understanding is that it is pretty much cosmetic and once you are off pred things slowly return to normal
Mom to Dillon (age 20) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS
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