Having MS is not fun, but I lived with it for many years and then started having many medical issues...to the part where I was short of breath, couldn't ride any longer and was sleeping BOUT 18-20 HRS a day! No exaggeration!
Over the past 2-3 years...I can't even remember...I've had several medical procedures... I had a stent put in my Left Anterior Descending heart artery for 80% blockage...No chest pain, nothing...just shortness of breath with a resting O2 saturation of 96% which is just fine...then I had a sinuplasty...didn't work...had to get an FESS to clean out my sinuses and had the infection close to the brain case. If I had waited any longer I wouldn't be writing this blog!
Meanwhile...I'm getting more fatigued...I thought it was "just MS"...I don't think so now!
About 5 months ago my stomach started bothering me and my intestinal tract and heart burn...I went to the doctor who gave me stronger medicine for cramps...sometimes it would get better and then go back to what it was...I'll sort of "fast forward" here...I went to my endocrinologist (I have Diabetes II and hypothyroidism) I told her everything...I started having dry heaves, nausea and just feeling "Oh so sick" and strangely being bitten up by mosquitoes where they first looked like a "plain ole bite" then the bite area would blanch with a red ring around it and get bigger and the next morning or just a few hours after being bitten I would have huge swelling. I got bitten on my eye while I slept and when I woke up the left side of my eye and upper face were all swollen... I haven't been bitten by mosquitoes since I moved to Florida! Now, all of a sudden, I'm a buffet for those awful critters! I took to spraying myself with Deep Woods Off before I went to bed and when I woke up!
So anyway...my doctor tells me to stop my Diabetes medicine...Metformin and ask if the pharmacy changed companies. Son of a gun...yes! They had! right around the time I started getting "really sick"....I've been off it 2 weeks now and suddenly I don't have to nap, the nausea has mostly gone away. Now I'm constipated so bad (sorry TMI) and my appetite is sort of returning...
This goes further back...you don't have to read if its too much, but I have to tell my story...about 5 years ago I started having right sided pain (where your gallbladder is located, but Mine is long gone)..they took an MRI and found cysts in my pancreas...2 small cysts and one in one of my kidneys...my doctor thought I might have had Pancreatitis, but I didn't have any real symptoms... so within these past few months I lost my appetite for food...nothing looked good or tasted good (except chocolate cake and lactaid milk)...I lost 20 lbs so far....I still really don't want to eat...except that chocolate cake!
I have to say I was very nervous that I might have pancreatic CA...my stomach was bloated badly and the weight loss are so typical...I went back to my doctor (of course) and have to have a CT scan...and don't you think this isn't the end of these dumb issues...I'm now having difficulty swallowing....so I will be seeing the ENT doctor. When the heck does this end?????
On the BRIGHT side of all this stupid stupid stuff...being disabled I couldn't work and I'm a nurse...so far I haven't been near anyone with the flu! And no flu symptoms....YET...LOL!
So I'm trying to get back to Sparking! If any one out there has any questions about Metformin or who has had a similar reaction please don't hesitate to ask...and sorry this was a looooong blog!