Monday, September 13, 2010

If it's not one thing, it's five others...

Haha! Just kidding, sorta.  It's not five things, but one new one. I guess it's the extra folic acid I'm taking the day before, the day of, and the day after my MTX....but oh my WORD.  I'm so nauseous.  It's awful!  I have what I would consider a verrrrryyyyy strong stomach.  I've only thrown up a few times in my life.  I feel queasy and icky when I get a stomach bug that causes everyone else to puke like crazy.  I'm lucky in that sense.
HOWEVER...for about 3 hours yesterday, and for a couple so far today, I have been experiencing sudden bouts of nausea that are extremely close to causing me to throw up.  My stomach feels horrible the rest of the time...gassy, queasy, the works. 
Do any of you have problems with folic acid?

I will blog more later...when the room isn't spinning.  After all, it is National Invisible Chronic Illness Week and I want to blog for the cause.  What a great idea to spread awareness.  God knows I was very much unaware of these invisible illnesses just a little over a year ago. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not Doing Well

I don't know why, but I have been wondering if I might have Lupus instead of "possible" psoriatic arthritis or undifferentiated spondylarthopy. I know that It was ruled out from previous blood tests many months ago, but from what I've read it is diagnosed by having a certain number of symptoms. I don't have the list, but I think I'm pretty close.

I've never gotten answers about the strange rashes that I keep having. I'm getting little circular sores that are raised and scaly. I'm a picker and these drive me crazy because I just want to get the flaky, peeling skin off. But--regardless--they are something that is new to me. I had never seen little lesions like this before I started getting sick.

I, also, get small patches (typically on my arms) that itch intensely and are hot to the touch. They usually are gone within about 15 minutes. They remind me of hives. I see no pattern in these. I get anywhere from 1 to 10 of them a week.

I'm not sure if it's the mtx or not, but I have to pee way more often than normal. Sometimes I go 5 times in an hour! It's not just a little each time either It's a normal amount. It's very annoying and I find myself avoiding drinking water so I don't spend all day in the restroom.

My tummy is a little upset lately as well. And the's no better yet. My knees are the worst offenders these days. I take two pain pills a day so I can function.

Stress level here is high as well. (sigh) That can't be helping me.

I sure hope all of you are doing better than I am this week! Hope you have fun plans for the holiday weekend.

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