Hey all, so here I sit it's 11:45pm and can't sleep a bit. I know the benylsta that I'm taking causes insomnia but this is really beginning to get on my nerves.
I tried to have my nuclear stress test yesterday, what a pain in the rear was that. I couldn't handle the IV drugs that they use to speed up my heart. It made me sick and I also felt like i had an elephant sitting on my chest. So they stopped the test and now I have to be scheduled for a left sided heart cath OH BOY. Of course being on blood thinners will complicate stuff big time.
After all my fun in the nuclear medicine dept I went to see my PCM. Told her I am having issues with sleeping and anxiety. I've never had issues with anxiety, I figured the depression that's caused from the Benylsta would probably bother me and it is. I feel like my whole world is spinning out of control though.
I think I have bursitis in my left shoulder and my PCM wasn't comfortable with injecting it, so now I'm awaiting for my Rheumy to call me. Don't have an appt to see him until the 19th. The shoulder pain is thru the roof on a scale of 1-10 it's a solid 8. PCM told me to increase one of my pain meds by another 5mg. So hopefully, that will kick in soon. She also gave me something for my anxiety, but stressed that it's a highly addictive drug and she only wants me to take it on days when I think I'm gonna fall totally apart.
She said no to anything to help me sleep. She also told me NO anxiety meds before bed either. With my complex sleep apnea she doesn't want to cause my respiratory system suppressed anymore than it is now. So I'm gonna go and try to get my shoulder to stop hurting and hopefully, I'll feel like sleeping prior to 3 am like last night. Gotta love lupus, NOT.