I feel like when I see my primary care I have a ton of issues...BUT I really do and I think alot of it is side effects from medicines/medicine I am on or have been on. Not to mention my life right now, isn't peaches and cream(financially) but whose is?
How do I talk to her about everything I need or is wrong with me without her thinking Im a fruitcake, hypochondriac, or drugseeker....I just want to be NORMAL!
Here is my first problem......I cant sleep! I have terrible insomnia, it keeps me up ALOTTTT, and then if I dont get enough sleep I am sicker by morning. My mind just wont shut off or stop when I lay down.
2nd issue...this one is worse I think....Im SOOOO irritable, short-fused, impatient, and feel like Im losing control ALOT. I can tell its due to the pred or other drugs because I dont feel this way when off drugs. Im not depressed or sad. But sometimes I do lose control to where I will cry/sob. I don't have good coping skills, ya know. I quit smoking and can't drink but need something LIKE A FREAKIN VALIUM....cause I worry and obsess over small stuff. It will consume me!
(By the way, Im not bipolar/been tested.)
What do I need to be on to help me? I have a 19mth old who needs mommy to be okay.
and then I have the migraine headaches, my aching right knee, and another issue with my tonsils/throat, and now a constant (I think) sinus infection!
I JUST CANT go into my PCP next week and say hey by the way....and tell her all this without her thinking Im crazy!
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength
Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Humira every 2wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.