Do you think you have Cushing’s?

I recently received an email from a young woman who is struggling to get tests to determine if she has Cushing’s, but her symptoms point to cyclical Cushing’s. Her story of being bounced from doctor to doctor is all too familiar. In her case, like many others, these doctors won’t commit to additional testing to get to the root of her problems - they attribute her inability to lose weight to poor diet and lack of exercise. Looking at it from the surface, I think just about anyone could give that advice. What’s really frustrating is the fact that these doctors are ignoring the long list of symptoms she’s experiencing. In my opinion it’s a doctor’s responsibility to follow through with their patient’s health care. And if a patient complains of abnormal symptoms, then it’s the doctor’s responsibility to do what’s medically necessary to get to the root of the problem.

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