Something’s Not Right…

Just a quick check-in… I don’t really have the energy for a long blog post.  I haven’t been feeling well lately.  I’ve been unusually exhausted for about five days now – sleeping too much, fatigued during the day, unfocused and cranky, having trouble doing the simplest tasks, weak-muscled.  I realize that with RA, saying that I am fatigued is a little like saying that rain is wet.  But somehow, something feels different about this.  I’m also bruising easily.  The last time I felt this way, it turned out that my liver enzymes were elevated.  They never did go back to normal, but they came down a lot… maybe they are back up again.  Or it could be something like anemia, or something else entirely.  It could even be the RA itself – it’s a tricky little bugger, always changing – but I just feel like it’s something else.

Called the rheumatologist about this, and he wants me to come in early for my bloodwork – it was supposed to be on Friday, but he doesn’t want me to wait.  He is adding some adrenal tests.  Since I am in the middle of a high prednisone taper, my second since December, he is worried about adrenal insufficiency.  I really hope this isn’t it.

On another note, my two-year-old picked up a bug – he is throwing up today and has a high fever.  So I’m bracing myself for the same.  This could be very tricky, since I’m supposed to go in early tomorrow for the bloodwork.  (Apparently adrenal tests need to be done first thing in the morning.)  If I’m throwing up, I guess we will have to wait… and if something really is wrong, that could be bad.

Anyway, here’s hoping it’s nothing…

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5 Comments

  1. Wren says:

    Oh, my. I hope you don’t catch the baby’s virus on top of feeling so awful already. And I hope you can get right in first thing and have that blood drawn. Good luck — thinking of you …

  2. WarmSocks says:

    Sick little kids are exhausting all by themselves.
    If your doctor thinks it could be adrenal, it might be a good idea to go even if you’re sick. Good luck. I hope your whole household is healthy soon.

  3. Helen says:

    Oh dear. I’m glad your doctor is getting you in quickly, but having a sick child on top of everything must be incredibly exhausting and difficult.

    I’m thinking of you and hoping you find some answers, and some relief, after these bloodtests.

  4. Cathy says:

    I hope today finds you feeling better and able to go in for your blood work. It is so hard when your little one isn’t feeling well but worse when you don’t either. Sending lots of healing thoughts for both of you.

  5. Annette says:

    I hope there is a simple answer to the problem, but knowing RA simple and fast is not so likely. Especially the fast part. I hate how long it takes to get answers but I ma glad to hear your rheumy is seeing you soon. ALl the best
    Annette

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