So I had a ton of blood work and such done today- the high risk doctor insisted on retesting my antibody levels- they have been negative for years and I expect they will stay that way. But without blood work to back me up he says there is no proof I have lupus or RA- of course he thinks lupus is RF negative RA. IDIOT! I also had to give a 24 hour urine for protein and creatin clearance that was something no one has ever bothered to do before, the blood work is always fine for my kidneys. The test that annoyed me the most was the blood sugar testing. I had to fast 14 hours- excuse me I am pregnant here people (nothing but water in my mouth not even toothpaste for 14 hours). Then I had to go eat a prescribed meal- this is the part that really made me angry, I had to eat the following in 15 minutes or less from first bite to last: A sandwich with mayo, 2 servings of veggies, 1 bowl soup, 4 saltine crackers, and 1 cup orange juice. Then 2 hours after I swallowed the last bite I had to return for a second draw of blood. I throw up when they give me that sugar drink so this was my only alternative- I was gagging by the time I finished the soup- which means I gagged through ever other bite. I still feel ill. This is with zofran, I don't eat that much in a day let alone in 15 minutes. I take an hour to eat a bowl of soup. *** are they thinking making a person eat that much in such a limited time? I mean half an hour would have made me less ill.
I just hope they are happy with themselves. I may not eat tomorrow from how ill I still feel and that is the only food I will eat today.
I am so sick of this, I am 11 weeks pregnant IT IS WAY TOO SOON TO BE CHECKING ME FOR GESTATIONAL DIABETIES, especially when my fasting blood sugar is 68-70 on 4 tests.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Celebrex, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone