Author Archives: Vanessa Nguyen

Cushing’s Took a Toll on My Mental Health

The hardest part about my Cushing’s disease journey has been recognizing its effect on my mental health. Prior to diagnosis, life was confusing. I didn’t know why I was feeling the way I did. My symptoms were so gradual that when I told friends and family I was feeling…

How I Coped with Cushing’s Disease

No matter what part of the Cushing’s journey you are on, self-care is extremely important. I have put together a list of reminders that helped me cope with Cushing’s disease. Even though I have recovered from Cushing’s, I only have one adrenal gland, so I often get tired if…

Finding Love for My Ugly Disease

Welcome to Vanessa Nguyen’s “My Pretty Ugly Disease,” a new Cushing’s Disease News column. If you look at me today, you would not know I was once a Cushing’s disease patient. The happy-go-lucky person I am now was once anxious and depressed, had acne and panic attacks, and wore a…