Month: September 2021

Eye opener!


Ive been dealing with some issues lately. I mentioned these weird issues to a friend and she knew what the problem was.

I touch the back of my head it hurts like i got hit with a bat. I touch my wrist, stomach, toes, and it feels like i was burned. I cant wear my medic alert tag as it feels like its 10lbs hanging on my neck. I cant sit at my desk to work as my butt hurts. She sent me the link above and yes i can totally relate. So i goto my rheumatologist and said i want to be tested for fibro. He didnt do this. I went to my neuro and said Allodynia, and he referred my to another neuro. In the meantime i went to my PCP and told her and we decided to try me on cymbalta. At first it didnt seem to help much. Then on. the full dose, some of the pain is disappearing. Ok awesome. Something else has happened though. I am suddenly feeling much happier, and getting things done that ive been putting off for awhile. I feel so good! I thought about it and yes. I have been depressed lately. Not really bad but enough that ive been putting things off not doing things i should etc. I am really feeling good now!

Not sure if the rest of my issues will clear up but ive only been on this for about a month now. I am so totally looking forward to the next couple months! Now i jus need to setup that appointment with the other neuro, and my rheum has retired so i need to find another.

Onward and upward!!

My newest trigger….

Well it happened again yesterday… Ive seen the issue and i know what happens but i dont know it until its too late.

Let me explain. Yesterday i woke up and i was fine. Everything went well and before i realized it was 1pm. Ooops need to eat. I decided rather than cook id run down and grab some fast food. A small burger and fries. I do this once and awhile no issues. I come home eat and wow i need a nap. I wake up feeling like crap. I take a fioricet, and have a coffee. Nope, it gets worse, worse, nurtec time. The nurtec relieve some of the pain but the nausea is still there, and it gets real bad. I see the problem….

The problem is that i see it after the fact instead of before so i could prevent it. Ive seen it happen a number of times i think starting last year is when i identified it.

IT is HEAT. Yes. Its 72 outside and the house slowly warms to to about 10 degrees above what it is outside. Ive told myself on numerous occasions that i will watch the temperature and when it gets to 74 i will close the windows and turn on the a/c. Problem is i never remember to do this until its too late. The signs? First i start feeling sleepy or fatigued. Being chronically ill fatigue is part of life i must push through, so i dont pay attention to this. Next i feel ‘off’ just a little out of it, then im really tired and i nap. When i wake up an hour later its too late its over 80 in the house my head is pounding and i feel like im going to toss my cookies. I also never realize the signs until its too late.

Right now im looking for a small weather station to put in the house with some type of temperature alarm. If you have one that you use id appreciate a note with the brand etc.

Oh… One more thing. I dont like a/c. I feel much better with the windows open, as i love fresh air. I hate the winter because of this.