Sunday, January 18, 2009

Diabetes and Fibromyalgia

I went to the doctor on Thursday just to be told I have to undergo another bloodbath. Monday, if the lab is open, I have to go and have a shit ton of blood work done. GTT, insulin level, Sed rate, ANA, Rheumatoid factor, and a Hepatitis panel.

They're confirming the diabetes and trying to rule out everything before they give me a Fibromyalgia diagnosis. My liver enzymes were three times the normal rate so they're also checking for some sort of hepatitis just in case. She wants to figure out my levels are so bad.

I go back to the doctor on Wednesday. It's bittersweet actually. It's nice to know that I can finally get healthy, but it's a shock to me that I have so much wrong. It's scary because I have no health care, no real way to get health care. I'm also worried that because I'm breastfeeding, I can't take Lyrica. It's the only drug that I know of that is used to treat Fibro and I can't take it.

If I do get the diagnosis, do I wean C so that I can be healthy or do I continue to breastfeed and deal with the pain I'm in? /gaah It's so hard to know what is right. It's down right stressful and draining.


  1. I'm glad they are trying to rule things out before diagnosis.... Now a days... docs just like to get you out of the office as soon as they can and not care about everything else.
    If you do have F... could you find holistic ways to treat it.. something that would be safe for the baby? I'd check that out.
    But personally.. if it was me and there wasn't a safe holistic way.. I'd ween and get myself healthy.. cause in the long run, if you don't feel good and are constantly sick/ ill.... I couldn't be the best mom I could be... you do have to put yourself first at times. But that's just me... and I hope you can find better alternatives for all your diagnosis'

    take care

  2. Hi, I have Fibro, CFS, and Diabetes. Cymbalta has really helped me. I wouldn't take it for a year, as I wasn't depressed. I then learned that it is not just for depression,but for fibro and diabetes pain as well. Have done quite well with it. Others have not suited me as much as this. Had to get past first couple of weeks of initial nausea, but glad I started it.