I could have swore I posted a reply on this post yesterday.... hhhmmmm... maybe I forgot to hit my submit button... No telling Knowing me! Anyways - Erin - I didn't even realize that they still send out the 2 25mg shots... I thought you could only get the 1 50 mg shot now... Pretty cool, hopefully that will do you ALOT of good. When I got my first Enbrel shot, I too passed out for a couple of hours. I thought at first, "darn, I can't do this, I inject at lunch... I can't be napping in the middle of the day every week!" Not that it would hurt my feelings, I know I'd be alot less cranky at work if I did that, but it's just not practical!
Yes, the coolers are a godsend! Between my husband and my kids, I don't get to keep a cooler for myself!
Well, as far as my headache goes, I think I have also isolated another source of the pain. Of course my Special Pepsi theory did prove true... I drank some water to re-hydrate and my throbbing, want to pull my hair out and scream at the top of my lungs head ache went away. Amazing! hee hee hee... But also, my hair is all one length... LONG... it is to the top of my butt and it is curly, so when it is wet it is past my butt... and it's thick... very very thick... so of course it is heavy... well, being in the military I have to wear my hair up... I think all that weight from having to wear it up all the time is giving me my headaches.... time to find a good salon and get my hair cut... it was funny I was in the shower last night with my hubby (conserving water of course, just doing my bit for the environment ) and I had an epiphany (big word... look out! I'm on a roll!) My hair, has got to be the culprit of my headaches!!!! I'm gonna give it a try anyways... It needs to be trimmed and I need to find a new style that is functional for my line of work, but still looks pretty when I'm out of uniform... something that I can still keep some of the length for my hair... don't want it to short, but can't have it this long either... any suggestions?
Well, I should go, more posts to read and don't want to bore anyone with my rantings and ravings! Happy weather, warm hugs and as always - Best wishes - Ducky
Thanks Ducky! Did you have Graves prior getting pregnant? Is it gone now? Wow. Unbelievable. Do you cry at those Sylvan commercials too? I mentioned them in another thread and I was happy to hear I am not the only one who cries at commercials. My kids still like lullabies and often I get choked up trying to sing and can't (not that I can sing in the first place, it just makes it harder to try!)
Hang in there Erin! You are lucky to have a doctor willing to work with you. I know some that will not. Good luck with that. What is a "brain herniation?" That doesn't sound good at all.
Hey Erin, when you hit the lottery and have that Healing Well Convention... lets have it in the Bahamas.... it's warm and sunny there... we won't have worry about moisture hurting our arthritis... not to mention the Cabana Boys! Woo-hoo! I'm kidding... But hey, it was worth a shot wasn't it? I'm so glad your Primary Care Dr. is willing to work with you and your insurance problems... I don't blame you, I'd try and get as much stuff in before the insurance company catches on... that crap is expensive! I'm glad my words have helped you and have made you feel better... it warms my heart to know I've helped someone's day, there has been many a day that you as well as everyone else on this site have helped me through so much! It's truly amazing how much just talking about all this stuff actually makes you feel better. How are the cats doing? Pets are good therapy too.. however, this puppy that I am babysitting for the next couple of weeks is already starting to get on my nerves... her owners said that she is potty trained, well, she peed on my floor twice already... hhhmmmmm I'm gonna give it a couple days before I really get angry... I'm going to chalk it up to she is nervous and still unsure of her surroundings... I know if my hubby was here, he'd be fit to be tied! Always looking for the brighter side of things!
CaMama - yes, I did have Graves prior to getting tied up in a preg-knot. I was diagnosed with it in May of 1998, and got pregnant with my son in July of 1998... I failed all treatment, so when I was 11 weeks pregnant I had a total thyroidectomy. I still have to see an Opthamologist quite often to make sure that the Graves isn't in my eyes... it can cause problems with vision as well as build up mucus and stuff on my optic nerve... if that happens they have to do surgery to take my eyes out and clean all that stuff off the nerve and put my eyes back in... Pretty gross huh? Sorry about that! Yes, those Sylvan commercials cause me to go into hysterics... I don't know what it is... I can just think of a day that my kids were sad, not even hurt or crying, just sad, and that will cause me to tear up... I've got issues! Happy weather, Warm hugs and as always - Best Wishes - Ducky