As Is I Don't Have Enough Medical Problems--Doc Told Me One More!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I had an appt. with my Endo this week. Through some lab tests, he has discovered that my thyroid tests have come back pretty abnormal.

    I must now add Synthroid to my long, long list of prescription meds that I must take each day! Ugh!

    I've only seen him a few times. I was sent to him to be checked out for Cushing's disease. When he talked to me about my diabetes, I decided to start seeing him for my diabetes--since he was the specialist, and mentioned that I should have been on a better oral diabetes med than what I was taking.

    We he asked me how I was feel "in general" and I told him how I could barely walk into his office due to an extremely bad pain day as far as my pinched nerve in my back was--it had been going into spasms all day and I cried the whole time that I was getting ready to go, had to call my DH home from work on his lunch hour to help me carry packages to car, load up wood stove before I left, etc. (which is a FIRST for me--I've never done that before) and when I got to town, I had to call my mother from my parked car and tell her that I couldn't make it up her steps and could she please take me to the doc because I was in too bad of shape to go on by myself.

    Anyway ... when I told him what shape I was in, he just said "Oh, I am so sorry." That was it. He is a foreigner and so nice, but it was like, Oh, OK, and now on to what you're here for!

    Anyway, again, I about never made it home by myself due to the horrific pain in my back. And ... the inflammation in my ribs and chest -- due to a lupus flare, makes it hurt whenever I breathe or turn my body in any way.

    And .. I have injured my right arm somehow and can barely move it. My elbow hurts so badly, too.

    No wonder I have been so depressed this week. I have cried all week. Too much pain. Can't move. Can't stand up. Can't walk. Can't sleep due to pain.

    How am I ever going to pull off Christmas? At least I am getting a little bit of help. My daughter is coming all day Wednesday and Friday to help me bake and cook. My new DIL is coming Thursday to clean house for me. My DH will change his ways and help me cook on Saturday morning to make salads, etc. for Sunday's big dinner.

    It'll happen, some way, some how!!!!! LOL

    Holiday Hugs,
    Janet
  2. LollieBoo

    LollieBoo New Member

    I am so terribl sorry that you have to add one more dd to the already-terrifying list. Remember, though, that although the pain is consuming and you never forget them, THEY do not define YOU.

    You are so much more and I will be praying for a wonderful holiday for you and yours. It is so wonderful that you have loving supportive family surrounding you!
  3. darude

    darude New Member

    So sorry to hear more added to list you sound like me!!! I too have been having bad couple weeks with permanent leg cramps. Also can't walk or stand for long. I'm sleeping too much just can't seem to stay awake. We too are having a bunch over for Christmas. I made things advance so they will have to do rest if I am not up to it. I love Christmas and it's too bad we have to feel like this. Hoping you and I will feel OK on the day (even for just that day).
    Hugs Annie the Londoner
  4. Sheila1366

    Sheila1366 New Member

    I know that was discouraging for you.Dr.'s don't always comfort us very well.

    I pray that Christmas is a wonderful time for you all.

    Love,
    Sheila
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I am so sorry for all your pain. Sweetie, what in the world are you doing baking and cooking? We need to take care of ourselves and not take on big things like this. Our families need us healthy and if that means someone else has to do the work or that there is not huge dinner, so be it. One year when the kids were little and I was sick, we ate TV dinners. The kids loved it as they got to pick out their own. I always cooked healthy meals for my kids and we usually didn't eat frozen stuff.

    I hope the Synthroid helps you as much as it has helped me. I no longer have to take daily naps. A person can never feel well if her thyroid is low. If the Synthroid doesn't help, your doc may have to switch you to a different type of the hormone. Pain is worse when we are run down. The Synthroid should even help a bit with this.

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and it will be merrier if you aren't collapsing from fatigue due to all this activity.

    Love, Mikie
  6. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Janet, I've had hypothyroidism since I was 9 years old, so I surely can sympathize with you. I'm so sorry you must take another pill. I was on Synthroid for about 20 years, then went back on Cytomel which I was on when I was a girl.

    I have to take my Cytomel at bedtime because I found out I'm not supposed to take it with Prozac in the morning or my Tums. So, that leaves the night time before bed.

    My endo also treats my high cholesterol and diabetes and thyroid problems.

    Since 1984, I've been on insulin and no oral meds, just 2 different types of insulin.

    Oh, Janet, I'm so sorry you had such a bad time. You know, Janet, I haven't cried in years. Not in many, many, years and I don't know why. Sometimes I will get tears in my eyes, but I haven't had a crying in a long time.

    I'm having problems with my right shoulder and I feel it is the bursitis again. I surely hope it doesn't freeze again like it did back in '92. Took over 4 years to get over that, then I started with my left shoulder freezing and that one took over 5 years to get over. Now I don't have anything frozen, so I hope it will stay that way. lol

    Aw Janet, what can I say? Christmas is so very stressful I just wish it away most of the time.

    Well my husband accused me tonight of eating tomato salads with no lettuce. I know that is stupid, but it just is not true. I got so mad at him that I refused to eat any dinner and haven't taken any insulin or anything. I missed my after dinner pills, but will go down later on and eat something and take the pills and some insulin. I have rarely, if ever, gotten mad at my husband, but lately he is saying that I'm saying things that I'm not. This is the second day he has done that. I'm not crazy, I know what I'm doing and saying. It is the way he said it all that got me angry. You kinda had to be here...

    I did eat 3 cookies last night and around 1 AM I was hurting so badly, I had to get up and get a Lortab and drink 2 bottles of water. I had enough insulin, so I guess the sugar is really bad on it's own. I'll never do that again as I rarely eat sugar unless I have low blood sugar to bring it back up again.

    I think my DH will change his ways too. lol I think he was shocked tonight by my reaction to something that I didn't think was so funny at the time. It's hard to take things the right way all the time, when one is in pain, etc.

    You know, Janet, if I could do it, whatever it was, I would. If I could clean again, I would.

    Well, Matt came home and convinced me to come downstairs to get some insulin and I had a cold baked potato with some salt and a grilled cheese sandwich. That is all I have eaten today. I did take my cinnamon capsules and my after dinner meds. I do feel better than I did. Only took 40 units of N insulin. I'm sure that will be enough for me.

    Matt and I got to talk some which we normally don't get the chance to do.

    Hope your holidays go well for you. I'll be thinking of you. :)

    Love,
    Faye
  7. Dee50

    Dee50 New Member

    Janet,
    I'm so sorry. I know it's so bad when we don't have any energy or health around the holidays.

    Take care of yourself,
    Dee50
  8. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I have been having such a rough time lately. I haven't been on the board as much as normal, and when I'm on, I don't have the energy to reply as much ... I mainly read to keep up on what's going on!

    Lollieboo: thanks for your prayers. It is nice having a supporting family around. They all do come together to help my on the holidays, but the rest of the time--I can't really say the same thing! I do get help in bits and pieces, just not as much as now.

    Darude: It's rough isn't it when you can't stand or walk? I've also been sleeping all day long! I can't get to sleep until 2 or 3 am, then can't wake up until 1 or 2 pm! Then the day is gone and I can't get anything accomplished! Let's hope that there is a Christmas miracle and that both of us .. and everyone else on the board .. will feel OK, just for this one day!

    Doxy: I am "trying" to relax and let everyone else do most of the work, but it's eally hard!

    Willow: I would definitely accept that trophy filled with miracle pills! Would accept it in a heartbeat!!! All of my health problems are starting to get to me and making me pretty depressed. I'm trying to stay on the positive side though!

    Sheila: I hope you and your family also have a wonderful Chirstmas.

    Mikie: My family still likes the same traditions that we have done for the last 35 years! Making tons of stuff to fill tins to give away is one thing, and having a big Christmas ham dinner is another. They think if they help me that everything will be OK!

    My eldest daughter came over today and made a Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce, Cinnamon Hard Candy, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge, PayDay Candy Bars, and the dough for the Sugar Cut-Out Cookies. I did what sit-down jobs I could do, and basically did the rest. She will be back on Friday and we'll do a bunch more stuff. We must have a Red Velvet Cake and a Kentucky Blackberry Cake for Sunday's dinner.

    Is the generic Synthroid as good as the name brand? My pharmacist filled it with the generic, of course.

    Fight4acure: Yes, I'm glad the docs find the problems when you have them, you just hate to have to keep taking more pills, as well as PAYING for more pills!!! LOL

    Ilovecats: You know, Faye, I used to never cry at all. Now, over the last 6 or 8 months, all I do is cry. I can't figure it out. I know I feel worse, but maybe it is the change of switching from Prozac to Cymbalta? ... or maybe something like that?????

    I question my lab results on my thyroid test, though. Six months ago, the lab reading was 3.5. You are supposed to start on meds when it reaches 5. Well, this lab report said it was 7.5. Can it jump so fast in 6 months, I wonder?

    Sorry to hear about your right shoulder freezing up. I don't know what's up with my right arm and elbow, but it's been really sore, and the bones hurting for quite some time.

    I wonder what was the big deal with your DH accusing you of eating a tomato salads with no lettuce? Why would he care? Can't figure that one out!! LOL

    The doc also increased my Glucophage from 500 mg 2 x day to 1000 mg 2 x day! That's double! He also increased by Lantus insulin from 65 units to 70 units at bedtime. My A1c test was a 7.8. He said I can't start of the Byetta until my sugar is under better control. I was disappointed!!

    I'm not one to talk, but you need to make sure you eat right. By Matt convincing you to eat something, at least you two got a chance to talk, like you said. I don't get time to talk with my son that's 25 either! It's nice to have some of that "quality family time" with them! I'll be thinking of you and your family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, too. Enjoy!!

    May EVERYONE have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

    Thanks again for all of your concern and prayers ... I really need it now, and most certainly appreciate it!!

    ((((((Holiday Hugs))))))
    Janet
  9. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    and couldn't climb stirs_It's frightening.

    I still can't carry anything heavy and frequently have trouble standing.I hope your's gets better and the thyroid helps.If you are on meds the doctor probably will routinely test you anyway.Linda
  10. darude

    darude New Member

    You and me WILL pull thru Christmas day!!!!!! I've told everyone that they will have to do as i"ve already done a lot of prep.