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Monday, December 14, 2009

I have been struggling with muscle pain for the last 3 weeks or so. I had some bloodwork done last Thursday and no results yet. One thing the dr is thinking ~~ a reaction to the Lipitor meds that i'm on. so i'm off those right now. The overall ache has decreased, however the pain in my major joints is more pronounced. My lower back into my hips, my writs, my shoulders hurt all the time. i am using otc meds right now for the pain. it was so bad a few days ago that i resorted to a pain pill.
I am also struggling with my eyes. My right eye is differently turning in causing double vision. Right not its not to bad. I can force the eye to more back to a 'normal' position. The eye dr -- told me on Thursday that I need to go back to the specialist in Nashville to see about orbital decompression being a necessity. The crux of the matter is . . . I can't have surgery until my thyroid is under control. It is not. I have been working with GP to regulate. Next week, I will be contacting the endo to aggressively monitor the changes.
I am still dealing with the depression. And i am struggling to have a "normal" Christmas.

1 comment:

ChyvonneB said...

I've heard of Lipitor causing this type of issue. One of my mom's friends who has thyroid issues and several other health issues has had trouble with this medicine (joint issues).

I pray your depression gets better. I still have bouts of it. But, when I was on Synthroid, I had to stay on an antideppresant. Now, I'm on Natural Thyroid Hormone and I don't take an antidepressant. I still have other issues, but I am not depressed on a constant basis. I believe the Synthroid was either helping to cause my depression or there was something lacking in it that helped to cause the depression. Who knows??

I just hope that there will be more research done into Grave's Disease. It seems to be lumped in with all thyroid diseases. It's not the same...It's an autoimmune disease that affects the whole body. That's why many of us seem to have issues even after treatment.

Take care and feel better!!!