I just wanted to say welcome, I am so sorry you are dealing with all of this. I don't have your conditions but I do have a problem with my spine, we found that enbrel helped with the pain though no one has a clue why but I had heard it might be an option for treating your spinal condition, sorry can't recall how to spell it and too tired to scroll around. I just wanted to toss that out there as a possibility. My hubby has type 2 diabetes and found that medication helped him more than changing his diet ever did for some reason. No idea why but he can eat an almost normal diet as long as he takes his pills twice a day. I really hope insulin works for you. I used to eat and then get sick 24-48 hours later and the food would be undigested. I had my gallbladder out and suddenly that problem stopped being a problem but I know that likely wouldn't work for someone who gallbladder was normal. I just wanted you to know I totally understand though about the odd diet you have to follow when the stomach is slow to empty, I can recall eating half a cup of soup and being full for 2 days it was hard because everyone around me wanted me to eat more and when I did it made me ill. Listen to your body when it comes to food and your doctor of course. I had heard there was medicine to help with slow emptying stomach but can't recall where I heard it. I also heard about experiments using a pacemaker like divise. Just ideas for research. Sorry I am rambling and likely not making sense. Just remember we are here to listen and hopefully someone with some knowledge will come along and make more sense than me.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence