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health update

March 23rd, 2010 (09:26 pm)

First of all, thank you, lawless523, for our talk last night and richila, for our talk tonight.

Neurologist will probably not be fired at this time because she acted like she really did care about my well-being.

Neuro said I'm actually doing better with the neuropathy - she thinks it's related to folic acid deficiency - and the fact I'm going through cycles of feeling numbness then feeling pain is a good thing - I'm getting better. The blood work showed I DON'T have Sjogen's and lots of things looked good, which is good.


... I'm at the edge and about go over it because of adrenaline/anxiety, something three different doctors have now said to me.


... Cymbala is next. It's either trying that or just getting worse. And it's REALLY bad right now. I never know when seeing something on TV or hearing a song on the radio will make my adrenaline spike and shoot needles down my legs. I never know when I'm going to break into tears because I'm so frustrated with my health.

I start 20mg tomorrow and I asked to stay on that dose for a while in case I get bad side effects, which scare me to death. I don't want to bump up to a higher dose because the taper side effects fucking scare me.

The neuro agreed.

I'm temporarily going off the natural stuff because the neuro doesn't know how it will react to the Cymbalta. I was already going to go off the sleeping stuff because last night it made me dizzy and my heart was racing even while I was relaxed.

I just hope this doesn't affect work - it's HELL this week - full of stress to get a bunch of work done while all these other deadlines are slamming everyone around. The neuro suggested I take off some days while my system acclimates but I don't have that luxury.

Please pray that I don't have any problems with this - I am desperate to get better and natural methods are not enough anymore. My system is only going to respond to a swift kick in the adrenal gland to get better now.

Anyway, that's it for now.


Posted by: me_ya_ri (me_ya_ri)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Yoriko & Fall Snuggles

*tender hugs* Wishing you all sorts of good luck!

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I hope everything works out okay.

Posted by: Lisa (mew_risachan)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)

I'm praying for you, Onna!

Have you read James (in the Bible)? The book is not very long, and it has alot of great verses about trials. There are many promises in it too (like "do this, receive this").
I'd recommend reading it, studying it and praying about it. All these things that you're going through right now are huge trials! But if you really give them to God in faith He'll take care of it all. It may not happen immediately, but if you continue to study and talk to Him, He can give you peace and understanding about the situation. That's all speaking from my own experience. :)

Anyway, again I'm praying for you. I really hope that all this clears up and that you can start functioning healthily again.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 24th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Hands - Shuichi and Eiri

Thank you for your suggestion. I was able to find an online Bible since mine is still packed away. James 1-18 was very good.

I know I have been given this cross to bear for some reason. I thank God every day for this health issue, even as I ask him for help and guidance and relief.

And I know I will be stronger spiritually when this is over. I already AM stronger due to the housing issues from a few months ago. God provided more than I ever expected.

Posted by: Lisa (mew_risachan)
Posted at: March 26th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)

James 1:18? What did you take from it? I find it kind of hard to understand (in NIV and NASB).

I'm really glad that you can still thank God through all of this. It's definitely all a part of His plan.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: March 26th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
a need to rest

Sorry, I meant James 1:1 - 18.


Yes, I know it's part of His plan. I'm just so tired sometimes... Eventually things will get better but it's so wearing right now, and this medication is not settling quickly enough for me.

Posted by: Lisa (mew_risachan)
Posted at: March 27th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)

Ooh, 1:1-18. Okay. It's a great passage.

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