I'm having some insomnia issues culminating in being awake for very long periods of time and then falling asleep at odd moments and places. I had a visit with my doctor this morning, and he took blood for routine lab work, and we discussed which medication I think has been causing some issues. We also discussed my need for a routine and some possibilities for getting enough physical activity during the hot times when I can't realistically get outside much.
I think the next
step will be when I see him in a month discussing some low impact
exercise I can do at home to help. I also emailed him prior to my
appointment about some EDS information and if he is able to read up on
that during the month (I do realize he is busy and has things to do)
then we can discuss appropriate testing. In theory it is a simple
flexibility check with some questions and observations but we'll see
what we see.
In the meantime he re-upped my imitrex so I will
have enough of that to get through the next month, and sent in a script
for zophran for me to have on hand for when I get the really nasty
sudden onset nausea.
Rather than continuing with Mom to work and
then Knit Night we determined that I should come back home and try to
rest. I've started a load of laundry and once I get that into the dryer,
I will take out my contacts try for a nap. If my body won't have that,
then find something to do that will be physically taxing.
back is sore at this point from bending and lifting things. Overall pain
is low. Dr M takes the blood himself and sends off what he needs to, to
an outside lab, but much of it they can do in house. He seemed quietly
amused that I wasn't bothered by him sticking me and didn't express much
in the way of pain when the first stick didn't work and we had to
switch to the other arm. I explained that while it wasn't comfortable it
was nowhere near my levels of pain that I'm used to with medical stuff.
I think I had an involuntary flinch or muscle spasm on my left arm
where he initially tried. I'm impressed that there is no bruise there. I
tend to have ridiculous bruising after blood work, usually immediately
Fingers crossed everything comes back normal. This is
routine stuff, not looking for trouble stuff. Last lab results I had
said that everything was functioning normally but it's been at least 6
months since my last ER visit or lab workup.
I am incredibly
fatigued and I think my tolerance for heat is fluctuating, as what has
been roughly comfortable in the house is now just a bit too warm, and
I'm feeling overheated about 90% of the time. I'm not hot enough to be
heat sick, but definitely warm enough to be uncomfortable. Dr M and I
agreed that ideal temperature would be approximately 68F which is
roughly where we had the thermostat in Virginia, but Mom is prone to
bronchitis and that would be FAR too cold for her. We're going to try
dropping it from 75F to 74F for awhile and see if that is enough. I will
have Mom adjust the thermostat since I don't know how to work it, and I
don't want to screw it up.