Hippimom2 and Emily B.~ I just love coming to my computer and sitting down to see a new message!!! Thanks for input -- the similarity in our stories are freaky! I was interested in seeing the meds that you are on, hippimom2. I was on neurontin also for about
1 1/2 yrs. it did help with the pain and tingling, but, it made me so tired that I only took it at night so that I could get some sleep. I also had mono in 1986 and another bout with a "mono-like" virus in 2000 -- interesting! Also interesting to me is the fact that autoimmune issues are cropping up in my family -- my mother has been battling an illness that they thought was polymyalgia, was on steriods for over 1 1/2 yrs. and as a result, her system is all messed up. She still has pain, and they know that something is going on since her sed rate is always elevatede. My oldest brother has had ulcerative colitis since he was about
35 yrs. old, and I have a sister (48 yrs.) who has been having health issues centering around a thyroid. disorder. So, it is in my family, it just has a habit of showing up at mid-life..............talk about
a mid-life crisis!!!!! Best of luck, Emily, starting you new job on Monday. Keep your head up and keep pressing on -- you will eventually find someone to listen to you and take you seriously!!!
Best health~ Tammy
dx: fibromyalgia 2006; uctd/probable lupus 2007; hypothyroidism
rx: Prednisone 40 mg./day; plaquenil 400 mg./day; levothyroxine .025 mg./day; sertaline 100 mg/day; allegra d; caltrate plus d 600 mg. 3x/day; multi-vitamin