Thank-you so much Amy and Lynwood for your replies. It meant a lot to me to hear from you two. Yesterday was such a hard day for me. I'm still not feeling great today. It's just that last month I wasn't expecting to almost pass out...and the pain was so bad. My GP (she is great btw) told me the only other thing that she could give me would be Morphine for the pain. I told her no thanks...I am overloaded with drugs. My body feels yucky for them. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that feels this way. I had quite a bit of pain yesterday. Not as bad as last month, but still pretty bad. I felt "off" all day. I still don't feel good today. Most of todays yuckiness is from lots and lots of nausea. I think that a good part of that is from Imuran, which I just started 6 days ago..seems to be increasing nausea. And some of that is the ordeal my bodies going through in trying to have its' period. I took 2 gravels, and that seems to be helping the nausea..it's still there in the background though. More of a faint bother, than an overwhelming motion sickness. Before I took the gravel an hr ago I felt like I had bad car sickness...if I move I felt like I was going to throw up. Anyone felt that before?
I also know that Emtec (which I took once last night for the pain) causes me to have extreme nausea. That's why I take 2 gravels at least 1/2 hr before taking them. Last night after taking it I felt very unstable and like I couldn't walk a straight line. I felt like my head was caving in on me and that I didn't want to move for fear of vomiting...I don't like Emtec. It takes care and helps me to not feel near as much pain in my ovaries, but I feel so ill from it..I know too that the Imuran's making me nauseated. I just plain don't like feeling like this...today I will lay low and expend little energy. I can't WAIT to see my gyno. This is stupid to have to go through this.
Thanks for the tip on Lupron Amy. I went to the link and you're right, it does sound like freaky stuff...I also don't like the thought of more drugs. I feel like they're already messing with me enough. I guess one has to decided between more drugs, or living with the pain...gotta also see if maybe I need surgery...We'll see.
And Lynwood, I didn't go to the ER last night, 'cause I had my mom watching over me, and she was an awesome nurse. I know she doesn't have medical expertise, but I know the 'cause of my pain, and it's not going to kill me..I do need it taken care of though, not just medicated, and that's in the works. I'm kinda mad though that I couldn't get in right away...ya know? Anyways, take care ladies yourselves, and today's a brand new day, hey? *smiles* The sun is shining here, and I'm going to have me a nice soak in the bath to help me feel better..
It is God that gives me the strength to carry on in the valleys of life and the wings to fly to the mountain tops
<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Imuran, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.