I haven't been here very often for the past month or so, I have been going here and there to my GP laboratories and Specialists.
Hope everyone is ok and coping with this dreadful condition. I read others posts and its almost as if you wrote them yourself. The symptoms change so much and you try to ignore them but when I read others posts the same things are happening to others.
They really have thrown me in the too hard basket! I saw my BP specialist last Thursday and after a very lengthy chat and checking my bp, pulse, heart etc, she announced that I needed to be admitted so they can do a whole bunch of tests, monitor my blood pressure for 24 hours or more and I didn't really want to know any of the other 20 or so labels I saw her sticking on laboratory tests for when I come in. I couldn't believe it! She had 2 A4 pages of labels
(I counted them up), 12 to a page so that is 24 PLUS she missed a couple and her assistant had to print up another page. Goodness me! I'm a bit worried by it all but just have to go along with everything. She is going to change all my medications around and doesn't agree with what my GP has been giving me so she wants to monitor me while she takes me off my current assortment and changes me over to a whole bunch of other tablets. We also talked about MS and she said she would make every effort to get the Neurologist to see me while I am in there. That would be great, then I won't have to wait until January. The only down side I guess could be that I may be in hospital over Christmas. It doesn't really matter anyway as I don't have any family so it would just be another day for me. I would probably have a nicer day in hospital than at home, and air conditioning!
My GP sent me for more blood tests about a week ago and my cholesterol is way too high so wanted me to see a specialist for that as well. I think I will just stick with BP Specialist as she said she will look into that also while I'm in there. I take medication for it but it does not seem to make any difference. I also have an abnormal liver function "everything all over the place" according to my GP.
I am getting some strange symptoms in very strange places. I have pet birds which really are my family, and they ride around on my shoulder keeping me company every day. Sometimes of course they drop a little present which doesn't bother me, I always have tissues at the ready. Lately though I have thought that I have been pooped on, look at the spot and nothing is there, nothing on the floor. It feels just like somebody putting something hot on my skin and in odd places like my back or my arm, it definitely isn't my birds! Sometimes it is like an itchy spot or that something is crawling up my arm or something brushing up against my skin which just lasts a couple of seconds. I've had very blurry vision on and off some double vision when tired and the hot and cold legs and feet syndrome alternating with burning soles of my feet are on and off. Still got numbness and the old pins and needles in both arms and legs now so it appears my condition is deteriorating somewhat at present. Memory is definitely a lot worse, I can't believe how easily I forget.
Gee sometimes this gets me down and I sit and have a good old cry! I ran out of one of my bp medications and forgot to get more from the Chemist yesterday. Boy did that send my body into meltdown. Palpitations, headache, short of breath, sweating, racing pulse. I was on the verge of calling the ambulance then remembered last time I did this I had the exact same symptoms. Feel much better today.
Will keep you posted if there is anything left of me when they let me out!
Take care everyone and stay as well as you can