Posted 2/13/2013 11:56 PM (GMT -7)
I posted here awhile ago about suspected lupus. Rheumy dx UCTD, but wants to biopsy the malar rash, but not on my face, so is waiting to see if sun exposure in the summer shows rash spreading to somewhere other than the face he can biopsy to see if it instead lupus. Also diagnosed with gastroparesis, GERD, fibromyalgia, and after taking reglan for gastroparesis and having a dystonic reaction to it, tardive dyskinesia/dystonia. On prednisone, plaquenil and percocet for UCTD and Fibro, Dexilant for GERD, Erythromycin for gastroparesis which is not working well anymore, so back to puking, Zofran, phenergan and compazine for nausea, and Artane and Amantadine for the TD. Have lost hair, and lost about 50 pounds in 3 months from the vomitting and no longer having a period, but because I was overweight they don't seem super concerned about that at this time. Spent 10 days in the hospital in January for dehydration and electrolyte imbalance when I was unable to keep anything down and they acted like I was a drug seeker because they said the pain I was reporting did not make sense to them, even though I never once asked for a pain med. In and out of the ER for fluids and I feel like a psycho anytime I have to go in because they make mention of how many times I've been there before every time even though I am sent in by my physician. I take more medication than food. And I have 3 little kids and zero energy and all those people who make sure to post publically on facebook that if I need ANYTHING just ask, only to say no EVERY TIME I really need help and I know the grandparents are overwhelmed, my husband is out of pto and my medical bills are garnishing his check and I haven't been working, and people keep sending me articles about how diet soda could be the cause of my problems, or asking if I'm really just depressed (hell yes I am) if I'm not just exaggerating just a bit, or if it's really THAT bad. Mood swings from the prednisone are making it increasingly difficult to resist punching people:) and I'm just tired of it all!
Ok, I'm done now!