So last I was hanging around here I was lost and confused, in pain with no diagnosis. In that respect not a lot has changed!
Last I saw my doctor all my results came back normal, my amitriptyline dose was working fine and I was beating the fatigue. I was back at the gym and back into roller derby full time! It felt like maybe it really was just a virus and i was getting better......
....wishful thinking gets me again! I accidentally forgot my meds. Ah well, I thought, it's only 12 hours how bad can it be? It was a big day, I drove 3hours for a friends baby shower and home again that day. I was about an hour from home and my meds when it hit, wow, was it really that bad before meds? Unreal?! How am I putting up with not finding out what's wrong with me? I had to text my boyfriend to come and help me out of the car! The intensity of it was just insane! I got my meds back and everything was ok after a couple of days.
I kinda felt like I was going to cope, sure I wasn't happy to have to take lifelong meds but the pain was barely existing, just a slight background reminder now and then not to push too hard.
Then at the end of my long shifts the rib ache started seeping through the meds. Then the itching, then the joint pain. Last night I got a case of buzzy brain and insomnia. Now my hair has started falling out again. I still suspect lupus but all my tests are negative.
So there you have it! I have been away for months gallivanting around like an almost normal person - more active than the average person. Now I am back because my body has decided to remind me who is boss.
I found out yesterday my little brother quit mammal meats because they make him feel sick. Discussing it with my family I found out dad and grandma get hives when they eat pork. My sister also has some issues possibly related to food. So in the new year I will be trying a pescitarian diet in case I am also reacting to the meat. Can't hurt, plus i am pretty against factory farming and unethical meat so it feels nice to do something about that. At best it will cure me and at worst it'll do nothing or make me more tired.
I hope you are all surviving the holiday season as much as you are able,
Much love from sunny Australia