Monday, June 30, 2014

Still waiting

My doctor's office didn't call today about my lab results- and normally they will call even if everything is okay. So I still don't know if my lack of eosinophil's in the lab work is something to worry about or not. I think it is either just statistical noise- and nothing at all- or really bad. Bad as in one of my meds is doing this and I would have to stop something but I don't know which one.

I had one of those days that started out good, but as the day progressed I just didn't feel good physically and mentally- I never know quite how to explain it. And I got so tired at the end of the work day I couldn't focus at all, I was just sitting at my desk shuffling papers.

Am I sick? Just out of shape and overweight? Overmedicated? But this doesn't happen every day- just a lot of days. And I'm never very good at explaining it to doctors- I have been worked up for "fatigue" twice- and all they found was an elevated sed rate and told me that I must have had a viral infection.

But exhaustion can also be a symptom of depression. So I really don't know. I just know that I had a moment at my desk today when I was so exhausted that I thought I might be dying. And then I thought that would be a good thing- because I didn't have enough energy to go on living.

I just wish my doctor had called. If she doesn't tomorrow, I will call her. The good news for today is that my joints didn't hurt.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Don't forget hypothyroid makes you feel like you've been run over by a bus and it takes quite a while for the meds to kick in and get a good level of synthroid. When I was diagnosed Dr. Body was a new dr and I was his first lithium-killed-thyroid patient and he wanted to go incredibly slowly with the dose. Dr. Brain asked him really nicely to let me to up a whole lot faster to see what was depression and what was thyroid and once we got my synthroid up to 124 mcg or a little higher than that I felt a lot better.

Aren't you on zarontin? I have an idea that it can affect blood counts but I have no idea why i think this or what counts (my thought is WBC but I don't really know anything.

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