2 more diagnosis!

I’m starting to feel like a human pin cousin/lab rat, I had to go see endocrinologist due to elevated psh levels. Now have Sicca, hyperparathyroidism. not having a great day, just so tired of all the medical issues, not to mention the drugs. I wish I could go back to my early 20s and have a do over, would have taken much better care of my body and would not have had hysterectomy at 28!

It’s just so frustrating! Why in heavens name should a person have to have so many medical issues? Although, I’m truly thankful, that it’s not any worse. Autoimmune, severe osteoporosis -3.6, my spine is like a cob web very fragile. Then fibro, hyperthyroid, Rynauds,Gum disease that has caused a loss of teeth, cysts in kidneys and liver, degenerative joint, and poly arthritis, bursitis in hips, and weekly allergy shots… I think that I have a pharmacy here at home. I also have anxiety, and depression. I’m very grateful that I have awesome dr.

Hi Jackie, you are a very strong woman and I am impressed with how well you handle things! I am sorry you have more diagnoses and I am sending you hugs. You will get thru this and find things that will help with the symptoms, you are a fighter and full of courage. Hugs.

Hi Jackie51,

So sorry for all you are going thru. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie S

Hi Jackie,
I’m sorry to hear you have to deal with so many symptoms. It’s pretty awful and I can relate. I was diagnosed with fm after having so many issues with my back. I had surgery on my lower back L-4&5(herniated disk) in 2000 and then in 2004 L-6. Two years later I had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance because I couldn’t move, it was my neck. I was told I had a bulging disk and just to wait it out. I didn’t have to have surgery on that thank God. That was more painful then the back too. Just because of the immobility and excruciating pain that went down my arm 2 days later. My PD referred me to a pain specialist and I went there for a year or so. He diagnosed me with bursitis in my hips also. But then about a year or so later he told me to see a Rheumatologist because he said he was pretty sure I had FM because of all the symptoms I was complaining about. I really love my RM Dr. I have been seeing her since like 2009, I think. And now since then I have had one problem after another. My feet are a mess, I had surgery on them. And I will probably have more. I also have had carpal tunnel, they say that’s pretty common with fm I don’t know why. I have degenerative disk disease and spinal stenosis too, so that’s more pain to deal with everyday. It literally sucks! I don’t understand how so many people go without anything for pain and then they say they can’t function. I have to take something if I want to get out of bed in the morning. I take ER Oxycotin. And it helps. It helps me get up and get stuff done in the morning, some mornings I feel pretty good , but then I over do it and when I lay down (about 2-3 O’Clock)I can’t get up until evening. And it’s just as hard as the morning. I like the extended release pain meds because I don’t feel like I have to keep taking a pill. I just take one in the morning and one at night. I also take Cymbalta, Meloxacam, and Lisinapril for high blood pressure… Occasionally I take a muscle relaxer for RLS and TMJ.
I noticed you said you have bursitis. My pain dr. said I had it in my hips, but when I got diagnosed with FM I kind of forgot about that. I guess I just thought the soreness there was the FM . And it could be. I don’t know. I’ll have to ask my RM next time I see her.
I also live in PA. My rm doc is in Lewisburg at Evan. Hospital. I don’t know where you live from there but she is really good. I can’t remember if it was you that ask about a good RM Doc. Or not.
Hang in there, stay strong. Be kind to yourself. Get a massage. That’s what I plan to do again soon. My friend is a massage therapist. Which is nice, we can chat while she is massaging me. I don’t visit friends very often at all. That’s why I need to be on here. Take care of yourself.

PamelaJenewein said:

Jackie51: I agree its frustrating. You do seem to possess more than your fair share of Dx’s… no wonder you feel like a lab rat. (((HUGS))))

I’m sorry, I went on so much about my stuff. I should have put all that in a different post.