I have had a rough couple of years! It seemed to all go downhill once I went to the hospital for pancreatitis. I was hospitalized for 12 days and out of work for 2 months. They could not diagnose a cause since I am not a drinker. My triglycerides were at 500 and it didn't appear that I had gallstones.
A few months after being released from the hospital I still felt exhausted. I have never been myself since. I started to have severe pains in my right upper abdomen. I went to my doctor and I was told I had an inflamed gall bladder. It was removed 2 weeks later and it had several small stones conducive to pancreatitis.
I still didn't feel much better because I had a kidney stone lodged in my ureter just above my bladder. A week later it was surgically removed.
I tried hard to control my diet and became a work out machine. I was feeling better and better… Until one day I was having trouble breathing. I have asthma so my doctor recommended breathing treatments. I started using my nebulizer daily, but my breathing was only better for a short time . I had to leave work and went to prime care. After an echo I was told I had congestive heart failure. I felt like giving up!!!!!
I was limited in my activities for about 6 months and undergoing extensive testing to be told it was a virus that attacked my heart. Doctors just kept telling me I was having unusually bad luck.
I started having weird pains in my hands and feet, so I was off to another blood test. My doctor had me come in immediately because my a1c was 11.9, cholesterol was 600+, triglycerides 6000+, fasting blood sugar 372!!!. I had to start insulin injections and have struggled with my numbers being all over the place while eating good…
I was given cymbalta for pain and depression, lyrica for pain 150 mg/3 day plus humalog and lantus.
My pain had become unbeatable and walking is even painful. The pain is always there, ALWAYS!!!
I was sent to a neurologist to be tested. It was determined I had diabetic neuropathy. I have missed a ton of work, my doc increased my FMLA and I had used ever bit plus more. I fear the job I have had for the last 18 years will be lost.
Has anybody else experienced anything like this. I am 44 and feel like I'm 80!!!
I struggle a lot with depression and this pain is too much. I need somthing better for the pain, the lyrica seems to barely work.
I feel useless and lost. I need help, I'm losing it :(
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