Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blood Test Results

I just received my blood test results yesterday. My vitamin D levels are now normal and I am no longer anemic! YAY! I was happy to hear that, but at my last visit the Dr. told me that if my levels were corrected and I still wasn't feeling better, than he would have to start treating me for Lupus... Well, I don't feel better and I don't feel worse... I feel exactly the same, so I guess it is the Lupus and Fibromyalgia that is causing me to feel like this. Today I'm having nerve and muscle pain, as I often do and let me tell ya, it's not fun! Even so, I feel much better than I did a year and half ago. I feel like I've gotten to know my pain a little more... I know what reduces the pain and that the flare will eventually pass. 

Some of my symptoms include:
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen veins
  • Anxiety
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Brain fog (sometimes)
  • Heart palpitations (sometimes)
  • Weakness
  • Popping and cracking of the joints
  • Hair loss
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Insomnia
  • Sensitive to sound and light
  • Abdominal pain and bloating (not as often)
-These are the symptoms that stand out to me the most.


  1. You are not alone Hun. I was never tested for lyme either and have the same symptoms. Today I know it's my fibro plus other issues. I heard they now have testing for fibro but may not be readily available yet..not sure. Does your doctor check your trigger points regularly? It can be so confusing with all the info out there. At one time I thought I had RA or Parkinsons cuz I had those symptoms too....sigh. I am thinking of you girl, gentle hugs.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and comment. Your message made feel better. Sometimes I am still in denial because it is such a challenging thing to deal with. I've been to many Drs that all tell me different things. One diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, while another said I didn't have any of the trigger points. I have a new Dr now that I wrote about in one of my posts. He is great! Next time I see him I'm going to ask him about the trigger points

    2. I totally get it. I went through many doctors in the first 3 yrs and it is soooo confusing! Then you get some that don't even believe in fibro. Yes, ask about the trigger point test and keep doing what you're doing. So glad you have a doctor that is working with you. I have been with my Dr for almost 4 yrs now and she is the only good one I found after many bad ones. I travel 3 hrs round trip to see her monthly but she is so worth it. Keep me posted and dm me on twitter anytime girl. Hugs

    3. So glad you found a good Dr., as well. Thank you, I will keep you posted! Hugs!