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So now I keep using my inhaler and re-test in 6 months. I also start rebuilding muscle and endurance that I've lost from being sick so long. It's time to let the pain be there and go on doing what I need to do.
I don't think most people get such a clear signal from their bodies that they are going down a road that ends in serious disease. I am eternally grateful that I did.
I collapsed on the treadmill so they had to do it chemically, ugh. Today the nurse doing the heart stressing said I had an episode of ischemia. Something to do with arteries and not enough oxygen.
Anyway, I see my Doc at 11:00 am tomorrow so I'll get some answers. Not really sure I want to know these answers tho.
I've taken some anxiety meds to try and stay calm and am gonna head to bed. Love you all.
So, my doc ruled out any thyroid changes that might have cropped up and instead said, because of the slow heart rate, your going to a cardiologist to see what, if anything, is going on with your heart.
So that's where I stand with the whirlwind of specialists I've seen and have gotten incidental diagnosis from. I'm thinking, what can a cardiologist find that has nothing to do with the heart. At least that's the pattern so far.
On the good side with all my GI issues resolved. I have notices that the inflammation in my back and hips has really improved. So much that I used to take a high dose ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer 2 to 3 times a day. I am down to a couple of ibuprofen and maybe one muscle relaxer per week. Quite the change if you ask me. I haven't even taken a pain killer for the fibro in awhile and I plan to cut back the de-sensatizing med next week and see what happens. I'll know right away because my fibro pain is pressure on skin. I haven't been able to use a bar of soap in the shower for many years.
Next stop: Cardiology, lol.
I do not go looking for things that are wrong with me. Alot of my conditions are actually found by accident.
Because a particular issue seems to bother some, I will use it as a Case In Point.
It is a diagnosis of carpel tunnel. I got this diagnosis by accident. I had been having some blackouts and taking some severe falls. One fall was particularly nasty. I went to my general doctor because my neck was really hurting. He ordered an X-Ray. He also made me an appointment with a neurologist to try to find out why I was backing out. We'll, my neck was fine, although they also saw a cyst on my thyroid, which I than went to my Endo about. But I also had the appointment with the neurologist. He tested for seizures and pinched nerves. Low and behold, during the EMG for nerve testing, he discovers carpel tunnel during the second part of the test which involves electrodes.
So my point is, not all diagnoses are just to placate the patient or are frivolous as some may think.
Also some may have knowledge about vitamin supplementation, some know the partular blood tests for a full celiac workup. I don't give my opinion about these things because I am not knowledgeable on those subjects. I do offer my opinion on physical symptoms that I have knowledge about. So are all of the opinions useful? Yes, because celiac is not a clear cut disease. It can effect many parts of the body and mind. There is NO one opinion that fits all.
I gave my daughter a hair day at the salon for her birthday. We are going today, I'm very excited for her and to spend some time with her. She works 14 and 10 hours days 6-7 days a week so we don't get a chance like this very often. Happy Memorial Day to everyone. Be well.
Anyway, so I'm walking thru the house and WHAM, the sunroom needs spring cleaning. I mean head to toe. If you are OCD like me you know what an undertaking this can be.
Starting with the ceilings, the fan and light, on to the walls, blinds, windows, floor boards, vents with new filters, and finally a good vacuum followed by a double carpet cleaning.
Now with it brand spanking clean, everything going back in needs the treatment.
Here we go: screens vacuumed and washed, pictures dusted and re hung, couch vacuumed and shampooed, end tables and coffee table washed down and polished, desk washed and polished, tv washed down, decorative pieces washed and dried. Everything put back in order and one last swipe at the light switches.
Now no one is allowed in lol. Ugh. I'm exhausted. But thanks to hubby who got me out of bed. I think next will be the kitchen. Lord help me!