Friday, January 28, 2011

A Random Walk

Not much to say today on any single topic so I'm just going to ramble a bit instead.  I've being going through an IBS bout this week which has just made me miserable.  Nothing like being tired, have all my joints hurt and then my stomach starts to bother me as well.  Yuck.  I did manage to eat an adult sized meal today for the first time in three days so that is an improvement and the nausea subsided yesterday.  Although it continues to make a fleeting appearance now and again for no reason whatsoever. 

I have noticed that I have more energy if I can eat the correct proportion of carbs, protein and veg/fruit.  So anytime my digestive tract goes on the fritz I get even more tired and achy than usual.  Add to that the nausea where I can't drink then I get dehydrated to boot.  Bad news all around.  At least I'm doing better.  It is slowly resolving itself on its own. 

I did go to the doc today for my monthly check in.  He has put me on Cymbalta for the FM.  I was just reading about it and the pain relief typically doesn't kick in until 6-12 weeks into the course of treatment.  UGH.  I was hoping for something more instant.  I need painkillers like NOW!  Instead I have to wait 2-3 months. 

He also gave me a sleep med prescription but we aren't going to start that until we figure out if I am having any side effects from the Cymbalta first.  I'm kind of excited about the meds.  I'm hoping some combination will help me feel better.  The FM is causing all sorts of sleep issues for me lately.  I'm always nervous about side effects but he started me out on very low doses of everything so I might be okay.

He is letting my endo doc put together a team over at Lahey which is awesome.  He might be a bit slow to treat but he does have his good qualities such as a reasonable sized ego which can be hard to find in a doc.  He is going to talk with her tomorrow so I should have a neuro consult and brain MRI soon.

I'm generally grumpy.  I've felt crappy most of this week.  I'm bored.  I've been stuck in the house again for most of the week. 

I really really wish I could go out and play in the snow.  The closest I can come is riding shotgun when hubby goes out plowing.  I love just riding around with him and looking at all the scenery.  We talk about random stuff and go have a meal when we're done.  My job is to swing the passenger mirror out of the way so he doesn't rip it off the truck when he plows close to a building.  I can handle that.  I'm usually pretty beat by the time we get back and I'm not even the one driving!  

I am enjoying the snow more than usual this year, mostly because I don't have to shovel or drive to work in it.  It makes it so much more enjoyable and I loved my little walk to the end of my street last night.  That was just magic.


  1. Hope the Cymbalta works.

  2. I'm sorry you are feeling so lousy and like, Mo, I hope you find the cymbalta to be the key for you.

    Have you every thought about trying Formula 303 for the sleep disruptions. It's a combination of herbs and after I tried all the medication and it didn't work, I went to it and have been on it for years now. No side affects and a natural (as possible) sleep.