I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost three years.
Thank you for listening, periodically, I will have a new installment chronicling my journey-
A DIAGNOSIS A LONG TIME IN THE WORKS
Hello, Fellow Fathomers, I appreciate your kindness, inspiration, and support. As many of you know, I was initially diagnosed with SLE, systemic lupus, almost two years ago. After that, a specialist further tested, and revealed no signs of lupus. Another doctor believed I had fibromyalgia and Sjogrens Syndrome.
Now after failed medications, not getting better, developing migraines, gaining almost 40 pounds, peripheral neuropathy, change medications, new medications…it’s a lot folks.
I finally have conclusive blood results. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrens.
I don’t know much about RA, I know the autoimmune disease, Sjogrens, explains many of my symptoms. The RA further cements the symptoms I experience that are progressing quite rapidly.
I invite your comments, suggestions, and support about your experiences with RA- either as a patient or caregiver. I’m on a medication called Sulfazine, intended to slow the progression of the damage RA inflicts on joints, cartilage, bones and even organs. I also take Lyrica, Cymbalta, amitryptiline, vitamin D 10Kiu, B-125Kmcg, magnesium, Zyrtec, Flonase, and the occasional Sumatriptan for migraines and other allergy meds as needed.
Have a beautiful day, and together let’s learn!