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Author Topic: Lipo or Cushing Syndrome?  (Read 4204 times)

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Offline Doughboyjbird

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Lipo or Cushing Syndrome?
« on: May 07, 2008, 02:28:26 PM »
Greetings everyone!  Been a long time since I posted.  Any way.. Here is something I found out recently.  I have been on meds for 13 years.  Back on Thanksgiving last year, I was in the hospital for Acute Bronchitis and was on Steroids.  Long story short, I have mild Asthma and have been on steroids before.  After coming home, I began gaining weight all over.  At first they though Lipo... NOT... I know my body.  That was not it.  I finally convinced my Primary Doctor and my ID Doctor that there was more going on.  They sent me to a Endocrinologist.  After his first exam, he suspected Cushing Syndrome, but ran a lot of urine test and blood work.  I will go back next week to find out the results.

I started Googling  HIV + Cushings Syndrome and was amazed.  It appears that people on steroids like Advair and on the PI Ritonavier ( Norvir ) like me, are sometimes mis diagnosed as Lipo.  If you have Lipo, and are on any PI's or steroids, please do some research.  I am glad I did!  Maybe I'll come back next week and share what we find out.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Lipo or Cushing Syndrome?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 04:15:16 PM »
Other than steriod eye drops I have never taken steriod medication. I had lipoatrophy before I ever started PIs so I don't think Cushing Sundrome would explain my symptoms. You may be onto something for yourself or others.


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