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Cortisol - cortislim etc

I was reading the other day about Cushing's Disease where a lady had a problem that her body made too much cortisol and she couldn't lose weight. I have been dieting and exercising for almost 10 years now, nothing I do - no matter how much, or how little I eat, no matter what types of food I eat, or how much exercise I do, I can't seem to lose weight. While the tests to check my cortisol level right now are out of the question, I exhibit the rest of the signs - the mood swings, high stress job, the easy brusing. I eat decently - 3 meals, very little sweets, fresh fruit, - and exercise.

Any opinions?

Wed. Oct 25, 11:25am

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Why are the tests out of the question? Just curious. I guess my best advice would be to see your Dr. Sorry I can't help more. I hope someone out there can.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 12:55 PM

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They are out of the question right now due to financial/insurance reasons. Plus, other than being overweight, I have no drastic health problems right now. A second issue is that if there were a problem, I would be out of a job. My employer can terminate my job based on health reasons.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 12:59 PM

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well, once your insurance allows for testing, couldn't you go for the test so you know if there is a problem...and your boss would not have to know about it at all? what does your doctor say about your weight? and about your inability to lose regardless of how you try? this definitely seems like it needs medical evaluation.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 1:50 PM

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Cortisol is produced in response to stress, right? I would look into alternative ways to lower stress levels-yoga, swimming, meditation. And there are many herbals ( to help lower stress. Good luck.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 6:39 PM

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It could be your thyroid

Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 8:14 PM

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