Today is difficult. I have questions…but there is a bit of rant In here…sorry.
I have multiple health problems and most, if not all, are flaring at the same time and it’s hard not to panic. I’m 56 and feel 100.
If you don’t mind, I’d like to see what others are suffering from in addition to SS. Here is my list, which by the way, I usually don’t discuss.
Lupus (comes and goes, thank goodness)
ITP (low platelets)
High blood pressure
Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (very painful)
IGg 3 Deficiency (this plus SS causing
very frequent sinus infections)
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (very painful)
Morton’s Neuroma and Plantar swelling
A few other weird things…
IMHO, this is nuts. Many of these things are painful. Many of these things are active right now. And interfering with each other. My gastro doc wants to do an endoscopy, but she is afraid to since my platelets are so low.
I’m not usually frightened by my health stuff, but I am today.
I think my friends are TIRED of hearing about it and I don’t blame them. No one, including myself could keep up with all of this. My former GP kept sending me to the ER, so I just left that practice and found another, but she wants me to pay $3000 yearly out of pocket for the privilege of seeing her.
My neuro who treats my ATN, gives me Percocet for emergencies, but sometimes I have to take 1/2 of a Percocet for some of these other things. I don’t know what to do. Is this acceptable? Should I keep my mouth shut, since it isn’t too often?
Well, I gather it is relatively common for people with SS to have other health conditions. Do any of the other conditions I have ring a bell?
Ok…I’m going to do some deep breathing now.