I'm having a lot of Sjogrens symptoms:
terribly dry eyes, nose mouth throat
others my skin at times i want to itch it off my body. i have a cough that hurts it is shallow more bronchial than lung i cough up phlegm that is anything from clear and stringy to green and solid, I have had more migraines and combination headaches... (tension, possibly sinus and allergy) though i typically haven't been one to suffer with that.
My biggest fear is i have always learned quickly, retained things well, I am really struggling with my memory i can't find words like i will see an apple and ask someone to grab it for me but i will call it something else. this happens more when i am fatigued but not always. My speech is slower and slurred almost like i am drunk (my husband is a cop and that is how he explained it) I can't focus, I have gotten lost twice in familiar places, once i went to a quilt store and i couldn't remember how to get home and the second time was similar. (thou direction not my strong point)
My hands feel heavy sometimes and i am clumsy and drop things often, I fall sometimes i do use a cane on occasion I do the shuffle walk often.
Does anyone with lupus, fibro, RA, gulf war, gerd, ibs, ptsd, migraines, neuropathy, depression (mild) or mild anxiety, trouble sleeping have any suggestions? or diabetes
my meds : methotrexate once a week, orencia infusion once a month, prozac, glucophage, topomax, imitrex, oxycodone ER, klonopin at bedtime, massage weekly, physical therapy weekly, vitamins c,d, calcium
gall bladder out and complete hysterectomy
also.. What friggin Dr. do i see? family, rhuemy, lung, i also need bone spurs on my foot removed and i am going in to have a mild nerve block surgery this will be the third one on the 10th if it works for a couple of months which the other one did i will have surgery to help the nerve pain, it wont help the back pain.
Has anyone just quit treatment? I am in a flare now... i would call it a mild or beginning of one. I just want someone to tell me what to do. I really don't think i can make many more decisions. this week 3 appts plus the outpatient surgical procedure. My brain is scaring me. Thank you so much for letting me vent.
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