I need some help or advice- or some advice would help. I am in the beginning stages of getting a dx (hopefully). My GP is amazing and has been really great. But I have been to a pulmonologist (he was a nightmare) and am waiting to see a rheumy (I jinxed myself on an earlier post about how in small town America waiting for a specialist wasn't a long wait- she can't see me for 2 months- zipping my lips going forward!). But my GP wants to see me before then. I guess to go over the specifics of my recent bloodwork (when I called the nurse said that they showed high inflammatory markers but that the tests were pretty generic and that seeing a rheumy would be a good next step). So now I am waiting a couple of days to see my GP. But here is my dilemma. Right now I have (another) sinus infection. Can that be part of a flare? I had a terrible rash - whenever I sweat even a little I get a terrible rash. Its the same as the kind that I get when I dare go into the sun for any kind of length of time. I am tired (of course) not just tired. I am exhausted. I am on more pills than I care to be on (200mg Zoloft, Medrol pack, Atenelol for blood pressure and Yasmin for migraines) I am in dx limbo and bodily Hades. Now because of a big systems upgrade at work I am supposed to go 4 hours away with some of my fellow managers for 12 days on a shift that is completely opposite of my normal shift (I don't tolerate any sleep schedule changes I work nights- no sun- and my body seems to like it better). And I just found out that my "room mate" for the trip snores- badly (her admission- "I hope its not a problem"- Hello? When is that NOT a problem????) I am afraid that all of this stress is just going to make matters worse. So my questions are:
1) I am terrified to go on this trip so far away from Doctor while I still feel so bad. Any opinions on whether I should try to get my Dr. to write me out of this? Or am I just being a paranoid baby?
2) Does anyone get sinus infections all of the time?
3) If I do wind up going- any advice on coping?
Thanks guys! (This is an emergency or I wouldn't have use red- I am so overwhelmed!)
"It is what it is"- Grace Lindsey- my Grandmother.