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Thanks for your reply. I’ll look into those books you mentioned. I did read that if you take steroids for a long period of time, it could cause CS. When I was ill the 1st time I was on steroids for months at a time, but that was 10+ years ago. I’ve had times where I’ve gotten corticosteroid shots in various places on on my body, too. With Rob’s questions, I’ve been on and off SSRI’s.

I guess I’m just trying to figure out my health and when I search chronic cortisol, Cushing’s always comes up!

I would love to resume exercise, but with this back injury, I can barely stand and/or walk for 5 minutes without needed to collapse from pain. My GP thinks it’s either herniated discs in my lumbar or spondylolisthesis. Getting an MRI has proven near impossible because I’m too effing fat. While the boards will hold my weight, the tube is too narrow. Even their ‘open’ MRI’s are tube-like.

I’m going to try swimming, but even getting out of the house is painful and mentally exhausting.

Sorry to vent a little, I’m not doing so well these days :P