Wow, I am now RELIEVED that I posted this topic. There are more of us!
Welcome, Mrs.Cavbar and Moonmatrix. I'm glad you're here and I hope you'll keep hanging out with us all.
Mrs. Cavbar - Wow - that had to scare the daylights out of you. I'm so glad you've been able to gain and hope you'll be able to keep up your good work. That drink sounds like a great idea! I remember reading about
some people using half and half in place of whole milk, or to replace part of it. Since you seem to tolerate dairy well, maybe you could mix that in for an even more calorie rich drink? Yours sounds EXCELLENT as it is though - I'm just thinking of how to sneak in even more. ;-) I'm glad you shared that because it will be a good thing for others here to know about
. Did you replace the flexirill with anything else? How are you feeling overall?
Debbie - Your daughter must be tough as nails. I'm glad you're keeping an eye on her to make sure she doesn't tough out too much pain though! Sounds like she's really driven to get a better career - I admire that. I was hoping that the gall bladder removal would have totally cured her problems. It is a bummer to hear she's still having issues. I think Sherrine posted to me once that when her daughter's doctors couldn't find the problem for her, she said, "What about
a gyno?" That gyno found what other docs didn't. I know you're seeing one yourself - so maybe you've exhausted this for your daughter as well. Just throwing it out there cuz what Sherrine said popped into my head. I will keep wishing good things for the both of you. *hugs*
Moonmatrix, I think it would be good to bring this up with your rheumy. Please let us know how you do with this? We do care here. Your 5'5" and 125 is a lot like my situation of 5'2" and 113. I totally understand your fear. *hugs*
I just looked up Savella on drugs.com here:www.drugs.com/savella.html
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
* fast or pounding heartbeats;
* painful or difficult urination;
* easy bruising or bleeding, nosebleeds, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood;
* confusion, hallucinations, severe weakness, seizure (convulsions);
* high fever, sweating, chills or goose bumps, memory problems, trouble concentrating, loss of coordination, overactive reflexes, vomiting, diarrhea;
* high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats); or * stomach pain, loss of appetite,
dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Read more: http://www.drugs.com/savella.html#ixzz0xinT9StR
We're all in this together, ladies. At least we're not alone!
Post Edited (TheChickenPrincess) : 8/26/2010 8:34:43 AM (GMT-6)